Appeals Court Reinstates First Amendment Claim Against Border Patrol | PDNPulse Affirming the right of citizens to photograph law enforcement activities, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has reinstated a claim by activists who sued the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) for stopping them from photographing CBP activities and destroying their […]
Festival: Don’t Want to Be in Photos? Put a Red Dot on Your Forehead A festival in the Netherlands has come up with a strange response to the EU’s new GDPR privacy laws: it’s asking attendees who don’t want to be photographed to opt out by putting a red dot on their forehead.
Shahidul Alam: A Singular Voice in Photography for Dignity and Human Rights – The New York Times Over three decades, the photographer has covered major events, natural disasters and the struggle against governmental abuses. Now he is in jail in Bangladesh.
Editorial: The Freedom of the Press Is Yours – The Atlantic It is your right as an American to read what you will, to write what you think, and to publish what you believe.
Trump and the Enemies of the People | The New Yorker Nearly every day, Trump makes his hostility clear. He refers to reporters as “scum,” “slime,” and “sick people.” They are cast as unpatriotic––“I really think they don’t like our country,” he says. They are “trying to take away our history and our heritage.” Trump […]
The #freeshahidulalam Campaign: How You Can Help | PDNPulse More than a week after police jailed Bangladeshi photographer, educator and activist Shahidul in order to silence him, his supporters continue to call on others in the photo community to join the #freeshahidulalam campaign.
Should we cover right-wing extremism? – Columbia Journalism Review Light disinfects, but light also illuminates. It does both things simultaneously in ways that are very unpredictable. I think information is good, and to participate actively in your democracy, you need to know what’s happening. But you relinquish some control of what is going to happen […]
Journalist Austin Tice has been missing in Syria for six years. Is it still news? – Columbia Journalism Review To mark the sixth anniversary of Austin’s captivity next Tuesday, the National Press Club is hosting an event with Tice’s parents and representatives from McClatchy and The Washington Post, both of which published Austin’s work from […]
Photographers Beaten and Abducted in Bangladesh Student Protests Massive road safety protests in Bangladesh are making headlines around the world due to the violent crackdown being conducted by the government. In addition to students being attacked, photographers are also finding themselves in the crosshairs: some are being beaten in the streets, and one prominent photojournalist […]
Photographer Shahidul Alam, Drik Founder, Seized by Police over his Reporting in Dhaka (Update) | PDNPulse A group of plainclothes police forcibly removed photographer Shahidul Alam from his home in Dhaka on Sunday night. An official with the Dhaka Metropolitan Police detective branch later said that Alam, founder of the Pathshala Media Institute school and […]
Is Facebook evil? Everything bad about Facebook is bad for the same reason — Quartz But the imperative to “connect people” lacks the one ingredient essential for being a good citizen: Treating individual human beings as sacrosanct. To Facebook, the world is not made up of individuals, but of connections between them. The billions of […]
How a Model Release Turned Her into a Poster Child for…Everything – PhotoShelter Blog In many locales, so-called “personality rights” allow individuals to control their “right of publicity” – a legal right that allows an individual to control how their likeness is used commercially. Without seeing the fine print of the model release she signed, […]
Crowds, Stoked by Trump’s Rhetoric, Increase Their Ire Toward the Press – The New York Times “Stop lying!” shouted a man in an American flag T-shirt, one of dozens of Trump supporters who hurled invective at the assembled press corps. Facing the reporters’ work space — and away from the stage where Mr. Trump was […]
Photo of Couple Kissing in Rain Gets Bangladeshi Photog Beaten and Fired Bangladeshi photojournalist Jibon Ahmed recently posted this photo of a couple kissing in the rain to his Facebook page. While it may be a romantic image in your eyes, people in Ahmed’s country felt it was indecent enough that the photographer was reportedly […]
The Untold Story of Otto Warmbier, American Hostage | GQ President Trump hailed him as a catalyst of the summit with Kim Jong-Un. But what happened to Warmbier—the American college student who was sent home brain-damaged from North Korea—is even more shocking than anyone knew.
The Photo Book That Captured How the Soviet Regime Made the Truth Disappear | The New Yorker The book is called “The Commissar Vanishes.” The title is, incongruously, literal. Its specific reference is to a photograph, from 1919, of a second-anniversary celebration of the October Revolution. In the picture, Vladimir Lenin stands at the top […]
Japanese Journalist, Missing in Syria Since 2015, Appears in New Video – The New York Times Jumpei Yasuda, a freelance reporter who often covered war zones, disappeared after traveling to Syria from Turkey in 2015, intending to cover the Syrian civil war. He was believed to have been taken hostage by the Nusra Front, which […]
Juggalos figured out how to beat facial recognition | The Outline Welcome to a world where Juggalo makeup is your best shot at avoiding involuntary surveillance.
News media paid Melania Trump thousands for use of photos in ‘positive stories only’ The first lady earned six figures from an agreement with Getty Images that paid royalties to the Trumps and mandated photos be used in positive coverage.
Getty deletes gallery of World Cup’s ‘sexiest fans’ after criticism | Football | The Guardian Picture agency Getty has come under fire from campaigners and social media users after publishing, then deleting, a gallery of what it deemed the “sexiest” fans at the World Cup.