Kuwait “Ban” on DSLRs Turns Out to Be False
Pretty much as we expected, reports last week that claimed Kuwait was planning on banning the use of digital SLRs by non-professionals turned out to be highly, highly exaggerated, as in completely false. The paper that started the hubbub, the Kuwait Times, issued the following retraction over the weekend.
“On Saturday, November 20, 2010 the Kuwait Times published an article titled ‘Multi ministry camera ban frustrates artists’ in which incorrect information was provided. The newspaper regrets failing to verify the information. The article wrongly stated that a ban on DSLR cameras was implemented by the Ministries of Information, Social Affairs and Finance. This information is false. In a follow up investigation, it was proved that no such ban has been issued. We regret this error and deeply apologize for any inconvenience caused.”
Yes, this was again a case of a crazy Internet meme getting ahead of any actual reporting/facts.
BTW, did you hear the one about how airport body scanners can gather your DNA so the U.S. government can secretly track you? Holy macaroni!