Mittwoch, März 07, 2007

Citizen journalism banned in France

via JD Lasica on http://www.pulpmovies.com/gagwatch/2007/03/citizen-journalism-banned-in-france/

"Exactly 16 years after Los Angeles police officers beating Rodney King were filmed by bystander, George Holliday, the French Constitutional Council has approved a law that criminalises the filming or broadcasting of acts of violence by people other than professional journalists. The law could lead to up to five years in prison and a fine of €75,000 for eyewitnesses who film acts of police violence, or operators of websites publishing the images ..."

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