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France Bans Citizen Journos

The French Constitutional Council has approved a law that makes filming and broadcasting of violent acts illegal – for everyone but professional journalists reports the EditorsWeblog.

The legislation effectively prohibits the French general public from news gathering during violent or dangerous events.

Press freedom organizations have been critical of the proposal, which they say threatens civil liberties.

According to government representatives, the law is intended to target ‘happy slapping’ activities.

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