Link: If You Can’t Join ‘Em, Outshoot ‘Em: Dharapak, AP Take On White House Over Dalai Lama — BagNews
What the administration doesn’t seem to be considering, however, are the consequences of preventing the visual media from creating and distributing the same boring snap of the two men facing each other. Of those consequences, 0ne is that the press, beyond the venting and the resentment, is going to raise its game
Link: AP’s White House staff: Press losing presidential access as Obama officials close doors | Poynter.
“Once we lose access, we’ll never get it back,” Dharapak said at the NAA event, where he also repeated a reference to the handout photos as “visual press releases.”
Link: Why The US Government Hasn’t Released Photos Of UBL’s Corpse | SOFREP
There are a lot of puzzled expressions on people’s faces when it comes to the subject of the late Osama Bin Laden and why the White House has not authorized the release of any pictures of the body. Photographs and video were released of Saddam Hussein’s hanging, as well as post-mortem pictures of his criminal sons, Uday and Qusay, after Delta Force took them out. Why not release a few pictures of Public Enemy #1 to prove that he is dead and show the world what happens when you take on the US of A?
Link: Hungary law requires photographers to ask permission to take pictures | World news | theguardian.com
Civil code that outlaws taking pictures without permission of everyone in the photograph is ‘vague and obstructive’ say critics
Link: Methinks the White House Doth (Visually) Protest Too Much — BagNews
I find it interesting how politicized and message-focused the job of White House photographer seems to have become
Link: After Recent Ruling, America’s Commercial Drone Pilots Come Out of the Shadows | Threat Level | Wired.com
“My own personal opinion was it was not illegal,” he says. “I never stopped. I just ignored it.”
Link: UPDATE: Judge rules commercial drone use legal in USA | dvafoto
Link: » Baltimore police forcibly remove Sun photo editor from a shooting scene JIMROMENESKO.COM
Link: Massachusetts court says ‘upskirt’ photos are legal – CNN.com
The high court ruled that the practice did not violate the law because the women who were photographed while riding Boston public transportation were not nude or partially nude.
Link: Suspicionless searches at US border: the next battleground for press freedom – Boing Boing
US Customs and Border Patrol agents can detain American citizens for hours and seize laptops and phones without evidence or suspicion of wrongdoing. This has happened to a number of journalists, and press advocates worry that the frequency of these incidents is increasing.