Posts Tagged ‘police intimidation’

Federal Judge Sanctions City of Atlanta for Continuing to Violate Photographers’ Rights

Posted by on Thursday May 14, 2015 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

In the wake of recent violations of news photographers’ rights by Atlanta police, a US federal court judge has held the City of Atlanta in contempt of a 2012 court order to reduce interference with citizens documenting police activity. US District court judge Steve Jones handed down the civil contempt ruling against the city yesterday,... More

Getty Images Photographer Arrested While Covering Ferguson Protests

Posted by on Tuesday August 19, 2014 | Photojournalism

Getty Images photographer Scott Olson was arrested yesterday while on assignment in Ferguson, Missouri, where protests and clashes with police continue after the police shooting of a African-American teenager more than a week ago. Oslon has since been released, according to a Yahoo News report. Getty confirmed his arrest in a statement today from Pancho... More

If Photography Is Not a Crime, When Will Police Get the Message?

Posted by on Thursday April 24, 2014 | Photojournalism

In February, just as the City of Baltimore was hammering out a legal settlement to end police interference with photographers, Baltimore police forcibly removed a Baltimore Sun photo editor from the scene of a shooting on a public street. That action underscored a seemingly intractable problem: getting the message to rank-and-file police officers that people... More

Police Intimidation Watch: Beating a Photojournalist on a Lisbon Street

Posted by on Friday March 23, 2012 | Photojournalism

In another horrific incident demonstrating police brutality toward photojournalists, even in Western democracies, a Portuguese policeman attacked AFP photographer Patricia Melo as she covered a general strike in Lisbon yesterday. Workers there were on strike to protest austerity measures imposed on Portugal as a condition of the $100 billion bailout provided to the country by... More