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Photojournalist Lu Guang Granted ‘Bail-Like’ Release in China | PDNPulse

Photojournalist Lu Guang has been released after nearly a year of detention in China, Voice of America has reported. The news service says the photographer’s wife, Xu Xiaoli, reported via Twitter on Monday (September 9) that her husband “has been home for several months.”

Photojournalist sentenced for terrorist propaganda over a photo – Stockholm Center for Freedom

Çağdaş Erdoğan was taken into police custody in September 2017 while he was taking photographs in İstanbul’s Kadıköy district, on allegations of photographing a Turkish intelligence building in the area. After 11 days in custody, he was put in pretrial detention by a court on terrorism charges. Erdoğan was released pending trial in February 2018.

Why the press struggles to cover the war in Yemen – Columbia Journalism Review

But a fourth war, in Yemen, equal in destruction and in its potential for fallout that directly affects Americans, has been covered very differently. Amnesty International has described it as the “forgotten war.” Coverage of the conflict, which has raged for five years and has precipitated one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent history, has been sporadic and simplistic.

Should Street Photography be Illegal? – PhotoShelter Blog

Street photography has a long history of candidly capturing subjects, but in today’s climate, does intent matter? In this episode of Vision Slightly Blurred, Sarah and Allen contemplate the work of photographers Daniel Arnold, Garry Winogrand, Diane Arbus, Mary Ellen Mark, Susan Meiselas, Philip Lorca Dicorcia, Vivan Maier, and Martha Cooper.

Canon Drops Ambassador Barbara Davidson for ‘Racist’ Tweet

Pulitzer Prize and Emmy-winning photojournalist Barbara Davidson has been booted from the Canon Explorers of Light program after an insensitive tweet aimed at Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro sparked outrage on social media.

There Won’t Be Blood: Gun Violence and Visual Censorship – Reading The Pictures

To show or not to show? When does publishing photos of carnage become exploitative, gratuitous and pornographic, and when does it become critical information and a prompt for change?

Your Post Goes Against Our Community Guidelines: An Algorithmic Rewriting of History | Conscientious Photography Magazine

Imagine my surprise when after posting a photograph from the Abu Ghraib archives next to a recent one of Donald Trump on Instagram I was informed by the site that the post had been removed because it went against “Community Guidelines.” A little further down, the notification gave a more specific reason, which is worth quoting in full: “Post removed for violence or dangerous organizations”.

Say Cheese: Ransomware-ing a DSLR Camera – Check Point Research

Our research shows how an attacker in close proximity (WiFi), or an attacker who already hijacked our PC (USB), can also propagate to and infect our beloved cameras with malware. Imagine how would you respond if attackers inject ransomware into both your computer and the camera, causing them to hold all of your pictures hostage unless you pay ransom.

America Used to Promote Photojournalism. Now It Bans It.

Julia Le Duc’s already iconic photograph of a dead father and daughter on the Rio Grande is the latest reminder of how essential photographers are to democracy.

The story of my second arrest | You can’t have my job, but I’ll tell you a story

July 19, 1994. About 3 pm. I’m standing on a canal bank in south central Bakersfield, talking with some members of the Kern County Sheriff’s Department’s Search and Rescue team. They have been called, as have I, to this location for a report of a little boy who has disappeared in the canal’s waters. I don’t know it, but in about 10 minutes, I’m going to be arrested for the second time in my career. And that’s the nature of photojournalism, that’s how quickly a situation can turn on you. One minute you’re talking with deputies and officers you know. The next minute, one you don’t know shows up, decides you don’t belong there, and all hell breaks loose. And that’s what happened on this day.

Amish and Mennonite Photo Coverage in Face of Sexual Abuse, #MeToo – Reading The Pictures

As it happens, visual depictions of Amish and conservative Mennonite communities already share some traits with those of Hollywood celebrities. Many of their photographs in the press look like they were taken by paparazzi: shot from discrete angles, from the side or behind, often with long telephoto lenses. Because they hold a conviction that posing for a photograph can be interpreted as a form of pride, or as an affront to the biblical commandment against graven images, conservative Anabaptists usually resist being photographed. Faraway, detached images, then, are what inform much of the public’s visual vocabulary of Plain church communities. Those who see them at all are used to seeing them from a distance.

This is How Hong Kong Photojournalist Are Protesting Police Actions

Hong Kong police held a press conference yesterday to discuss the anti-extradition bill protests that have been raging this week. Photojournalists showed up to the presser wearing helmets, gas masks, and safety vests in protest of the excessive force they say police have been using against them.

“The Bane of My Existence”: U.K. Sportswriting’s Access Crisis – The Ringer

British journalists chronicling mega-events like the Champions League are often operating on a timeline out of their control and with little access to players, publishing stories well after they’ve been reported. Could this be the dark future of U.S. sports coverage?

‘We face a different danger,’ war photographer Paul Conroy says – Committee to Protect Journalists

In a Q&A with CPJ, British war photographer Paul Conroy discusses his last assignment with Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin in Syria, in 2012, and the dangers for photojournalists, especially when covering conflict.

After Police Raid and a Hearing, a San Francisco Freelancer Will Get His Property Back – The New York Times

Bryan Carmody, the Bay Area freelance journalist whose house was raided by the police this month, was to get back his property that was seized — including his laptop and three decades’ worth of archives — following a hearing in San Francisco Superior Court on Tuesday.

Who Was Most Opposed to Freeing 2 Reporters in Myanmar? Aung San Suu Kyi – The New York Times

BANGKOK — The biggest obstacle to releasing two imprisoned Reuters reporters in Myanmar was not the country’s military, diplomats and others say, but its de facto civilian leader: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate and former political prisoner herself who once declared, “Please use your liberty to promote ours.”

Facebook Algorithms Make It Harder to Catch Extremists – The Atlantic

f grisly images stay up on Facebook or YouTube long enough, self-appointed detectives around the world sometimes use them to reconstruct a crime scene. In July 2017, a video capturing the execution of 18 people appeared on Facebook. The clip opened with a half-dozen armed men presiding over several rows of detainees. Dressed in bright-orange jumpsuits and black hoods, the captives knelt in the gravel, hands tied behind their back. They never saw what was coming. The gunmen raised their weapons and fired, and the first row of victims crumpled to the earth. The executioners repeated this act four times, following the orders of a confident young man dressed in a black cap and camouflage trousers. If you slowed the video down frame by frame, you could see that his black T-shirt bore the logo of the Al-Saiqa Brigade, an elite unit of the Libyan National Army. That was clue No. 1: This happened in Libya.

Myanmar Releases Reuters Journalists Jailed for Reporting on Rohingya Crackdown – The New York Times

Two prize-winning journalists, U Wa Lone and U Kyaw Soe Oo, were released from prison in Myanmar on Tuesday. They were imprisoned for more than a year after reporting on the country’s treatment of the Rohingya minority group.

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