In wake of the events taking place in Baltimore, MD NPPA General Counsel, Mickey Osterreicher, has put together a document with advice on how to cover high conflict news stories.
In a video shot by City Paper Managing Editor Baynard Woods you can see Giordano, wearing a green jacket, and a protester, both of whom had just been knocked to the ground by police, being beaten as Woods yells, “He’s a photographer! He’s press!”
The proposals made to the association members include the president taking questions from the press “on a regular basis, no less than once per week” and being “available in response to significant news developments.”
The story Sunday night warned viewers that “If you have young children watching right now, that is usually a good thing. But this story is not for them. The pictures you are about to see are agonizing.”
The letter from Markson Sparks demands media outlets pay $10,000 to run the video that has gathered millions of page views on multiple YouTube web pages.
Facebook’s growing monopolistic power over news organizations’ traffic + their censorship policies + their new plan to get news orgs to publish directly on the site all adds up to a major threat to press freedom
Public outcry was swift and loud, and people even began sending death threats to the representative’s office. Good news today: the bill is now dead.
But the court has also challenged the New York state legislature to consider legislation to prohibit what Svenson did: photograph his neighbors inside their apartments through their un-curtained windows.
The tide may be turning on this issue, though. Both Colorado and California legislators recently introduced bills to protect those who film police
Shawkan’s older brother, Mohammed, said Tuesday the letter was sent last weekend. He described his brother as a broken man who has no access to books, only eating and sleeping in a small cell that houses 12 other prisoners.
Photojournalist Andy Spyra was barred from entering Turkey on March 28 because Turkish authorities suspected he was an Islamic militant, according to press reports. Spyra, who was on assignment for Der Spiegel, was stopped at an Istanbul airport, searched, detained and deported to Germany the next day. While in Turkish custody, the German General Consulate protested his detention and attempted to explain that he was a journalist.
But before journalists can use the reports, they are first filtered through White House officials, who distribute them to the press corps via email. This has led to cases of censorship from an administration that has occasionally tried to squelch certain details. In October, The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi reported that White House officials demanded that reporters cut out pieces of their dispatches, including details of the president’s appearance on “The Tonight Show” and one of Michelle Obama’s trips to the gym.
In both cases, the reporters acquiesced to the changes before the White House sent along the reports to all the recipients of the email list.
House Bill 2918, filed in the Texas House of Representatives this past Tuesday by Representative Jason Villalba (R-Dallas), would make pointing a camera at police from within 25 feet a class B misdemeanor. Furthermore, citizens who carry a handgun would not be able to photograph officers from within 100 feet.
RESEARCHERS WORKING with the Central Intelligence Agency have conducted a multi-year, sustained effort to break the security of Apple’s iPhones and iPads
The settlement stems from a lawsuit the ACLU filed on behalf of the photographers in 2011. The suit alleged that L.A. County Sheriff’s Department deputies violated the photographers’ First and Fourth Amendment rights “by detaining, searching and questioning them for nothing more than taking photographs of Metro Rail turnstiles, oil refineries and traffic whizzing by a court house.”
In settling the case, the government admitted no wrongdoing. And the newspaper agreed not to publish photos the journalists took of the plant on the day they were detained, the AP report says.
The DOJ says in the report that FPD arrests citizens “for a variety of protected conduct,” including talking back to officers, recording public police activities, and lawful protest.
The report cites a number of examples, including several involving recent arrests of citizens who recorded–or attempted to record–police carrying out their duties in public.
Open government advocates blasted the Bush administration for using off-the-books email accounts to conduct official business, so it’s only fair Hillary Clinton today finds herself in deep sh*t after the revelation she exclusively used a private email account while serving as secretary of state. When federal officials use non-archived email services, it’s a big red flag.
“I felt – and feel – very strongly that we should not have used the still image from the Islamic State group’s video,” Photo editor David Poller said. “My argument is we are helping that group’s propaganda effort when we show kneeling victims in orange jumpsuits moments before their deaths. Photos of the victims’ families in Egypt reacting to the news of the mass killings were available.
Along the way, we found out that the government had spied on virtually every aspect of James Risen’s digital life from phone calls, to emails, to credit card statements, bank records and more. (By the way, we still have no idea how they got this information. That’s secret.)