Posts Tagged ‘police’

PDN Video: A Photographer’s Guide to the First Amendment and Dealing with Police Intimidation

Posted by on Thursday February 20, 2014 | PDN Video Picks, Photojournalism

Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, news photographers have been subject to police intimidation and arrest, as if photography is a crime. But federal law protects photography and photographers, as Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association, explains in this video. The challenge for photographers is knowing how to assert your rights in... More

Police Intimidation Watch: Journalists Detained for Being Present at a Chicago News Event

Posted by on Wednesday March 21, 2012 | Photojournalism

Chicago police detained two journalists outside a hospital as they waited on a public sidewalk to interview the family of a young shooting victim, according to the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP). In this video of the incident, the arresting officer says, “Your First Amendment rights can be terminated if you create... More