Wednesday, March 07, 2007

French Freedom of Speech

Macworld: News: France bans citizen journalists from reporting violence
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, one French civil liberties group warned on Tuesday.

They don't have Freedom Fried either. It's ironic that people say that Bush is Hitler, while the French require government oversight of all reporters and now apparently are ready to prosecute anyone who acts like one.

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