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DevilDiver
11-25-2010, 11:51
:smiley29:


Wednesday, 24 November 2010 18:51 GMT

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The Kuwait government has banned the use of DSLRs cameras in public, according to a local media reports. The English-language Kuwait Times says the country’s Ministry of Information, Ministry of Social Affairs and Ministry of Finance have ruled photography with DSLRs should be used only by accredited journalists. There is currently no official confirmation of the decision, why it has been introduced or detail about how precise a definition of the term 'DSLR' will be applied.

scubastud
11-25-2010, 11:53
and you are suprised?

DevilDiver
11-25-2010, 12:06
and you are suprised?

:smiley36: No!

Vercingetorix
11-25-2010, 16:19
Confirmed

Multi ministry camera ban frustrates artists Kuwait Times Website (http://www.kuwaittimes.net/read_news.php?newsid=MzAwMTg4ODg1)

I'm sure glad we liberated this country from the oppressive Iraqi

navyhmc
11-25-2010, 18:32
Distrust breeds distrust....

divingmedic
11-26-2010, 08:32
America in 4 years.

PlatypusMan
11-29-2010, 08:20
America in 4 years.

Try four years ago:

NYCLU Challenges NYC Restrictions Photographing Public Places (http://www.northcountrygazette.org/articles/011106PhotographingPublic.html)

July, 2010:

'Step Away From the Camera!' - NYTimes.com (http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/28/behind-47/)

...and a scary compendium of stuff happening right now in the US:

Updates from the War on Photography | Truth and Justice For All (http://www.shaynes.com/blog/?p=1725)

The rule adopted by those in authority of "violate, then litigate" is continuing to expand.

Smashee
11-29-2010, 15:33
Confirmed Retracted. Turns out Arab journalists are just as bad at fact-checking as American ones. Multi ministry camera ban frustrates artists Kuwait Times Website (http://www.kuwaittimes.net/read_news.php?newsid=MzAwMTg4ODg1)

El_Cubanito
11-30-2010, 23:03
Retracted. Turns out Arab journalists are just as bad at fact-checking as American ones. Multi ministry camera ban frustrates artists Kuwait Times Website (http://www.kuwaittimes.net/read_news.php?newsid=MzAwMTg4ODg1)

Journalism fail...