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 […]
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.
New Documents Reveal DHS Asserting Broad, Unconstitutional Authority to Search Travelers’ Phones and Laptops | Electronic Frontier Foundation BOSTON — The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the ACLU today asked a federal court to rule without trial that the Department of Homeland Security violates the First and Fourth Amendments by searching travelers’ smartphones and laptops […]
Myanmar’s Highest Court Upholds Conviction of Reuters Journalists – The New York Times The two reporters, U Wa Lone, 33, and U Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, were sentenced in September to seven years in prison under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act for receiving documents from a police officer. They have been imprisoned for 16 months, […]
The Chinese government bans the word “Leica” from social media – Leica Rumors The latest short film from F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi: “Leica – The Hunt” I posted here on the blog a few days ago made the Chinese government ban the word “Leica” from social media… because the video refers to the famous “Tank Man” […]
Despite Prison and Torture, Shahidul Alam Refuses to Stay Quiet – The New York Times Ahead of his court case, the Bangladeshi photojournalist and activist discussed democratizing photography and government censorship at the New York Portfolio Review.
These teen activists want you to run their pictures if they die by gun violence. Read these guidelines first. – Poynter MyLastShot.org organizer Kaylee Tyner, a Columbine High School student, was not born when the shooting occurred. But she says that if students placed a small sticker on their IDs stating, “In the event that […]
Ariana Grande Strikes Back at ‘Greedy’ Photogs with Full Copyright Grab TMZ reports that Grande’s new concert photo policy resulted from years of being “exploited” by people profiting from their concert photos of her.
Captain Marvel Star Brie Larson Wants Women Photographers to Photograph Her | PDNPulse Actress Brie Larson stars in Captain Marvel, the first in the Marvel cinematic franchise to feature a female superhero as the lead. Larson is using her press junket for the blockbuster movie to advocate for women photographers, and for reporters and photographers […]
Turkish photojournalist Cagdas Erdogan to stand trial on terrorism charges | The Art Newspaper The Kurdish freelance photographer is accused of creating propaganda for an outlawed separatist group
Combat Obscura: Why the Marine Corps doesn’t want you to see this new documentary – The Washington Post Lagoze found himself in a murky gray area of free speech and fair-use government products. U.S. citizens can already go on Pentagon-operated sites and download free military photos and video. Their tax dollars fund it, and federal […]
US Govt Tracking Photojournalists with Secret Database, Leaked Docs Reveal The US government has a secret database through which it’s tracking people tied to the migrant caravan, according to newly leaked documents, and found on the list are a number of photojournalists.
U.S. Border Agents Targeting Photojournalists at Southern Border | PDNPulse According to a report by San Diego media outlet 7 Investigates, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials created a secret database of journalists, lawyers and other immigration advocates who were reporting on or working with members of the migrant caravan.
Egyptian Photog Shawkan to Serve 5 More Years in Jail with Daytime Furlough | PDNPulse Photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, known as Shawkan, was released from prison in Egypt on March 4, more than five years after he was arrested and more than a year after prosecutors had sought the death penalty in his case. However […]
John Cantlie: British IS hostage ‘believed to be still alive’ – BBC News Reports in January this year quoted a Syrian Democratic Forces official as saying Mr Cantlie may still be alive and in Hajin, in the east of the country, where the last pocket of IS forces was being contained.
Syria Liable in Killing of Journalist Marie Colvin, Court Rules – The New York Times Issued by the United States District Court in Washington, the decision awarded $302.5 million to relatives of the journalist, Marie Colvin. Of that sum, $300 million is punitive damages for what Judge Amy Berman Jackson, in her ruling, called “Syria’s […]
No Photographic Memory in the Senate – The New York Times He was not just an idle member of the Senate lamenting a missed opportunity. As chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, he could actually do something about the situation, and Mr. Blunt said he was open to a rules change that would allow photography […]
Condoned by Trump, press attacks hit local reporters hard – Columbia Journalism Review “Everyone should be worried about the tactic of saying There’s no objective truth and we reject the role of the press,” says DeRienzo. “Everyone should be afraid of that filtering down to the local level, and I think you’re starting to see […]
Judge Declares Iowa’s “Ag Gag” Rule Unconstitutional | PDNPulse A federal judge has struck down an Iowa law which prohibits undercover photographing or filming on factory farms, meatpacking plants and other agricultural operations, declaring it a violation of the First Amendment. Judge James Gritzner of the U.S. Southern District of Iowa made the ruling in […]
Defending ‘Needles in the Sewer’ and Photographing the Disadvantaged I will usually disagree quite strongly with anyone who argues that consent is necessary for street photography in public. The law in the UK and many other countries defends photographers and photojournalists when it comes to candid photography in public spaces. Often “permission” will destroy the […]