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French Law Bans Citizen Journalists From Covering Violence

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FBLA knows a whole lot of people who are always blabbing about how much better things are in France. The food, the childcare, the food, etc. Here’s something that’s not only not better, it’s much worse:

The French Constitutional Council has approved a law that criminalizes the filming or broadcasting of acts of violence by people other than professional journalists. The law could lead to the imprisonment of eyewitnesses who film acts of police violence, or operators of Web sites publishing the images.

George Halliday’s taping the Rodney King beating could have landed him with up to five years in prison and a fine of $98,537.

Maybe this site pissor’ed someone off.

Tourists who want to show Paris burning had better stick to Ms. Hilton.

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