Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Where's my professional journalists license?

France bans citizen journalists from reporting violence:
"The French Constitutional Council has approved a law that criminalizes the filming or broadcasting of acts of violence by people other than professional journalists. The law could lead to the imprisonment of eyewitnesses who film acts of police violence, or operators of Web sites publishing the images, one French civil liberties group warned on Tuesday."
Oh non!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:30 PM

    Let me get this straight - if you see a professional journalist committing an act of violence, you can film that?

    Or did something get lost in translation.