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NYPD Cop Handcuffs Photojournalist, Deletes Video
01/18/2013 // Photojournalist Shimon Gifter tells Carlos Miller what happened this week when a NYPD police sergeant grabbed him from behind, snatched his camera and handcuffed him, faced him into a wall, and scrolled through his camera deleting his video clips....
ACLU Sues Philadelphia Cops Over Photojournalism Student Arrest
01/18/2013 // Photojournalism student Christopher Montgomery was arrested and had video footage deleted from his iPhone in January 2011 after he photographed Philadelphia police making an arrest. He was charged with disorderly and convicted. On appeal the...
NPPA Announces Major New Award, Urges Nominations
01/16/2013 // DURHAM, NC (January 16, 2013) - The NPPA Alicia Calzada First Amendment Award was created last week by the board of directors during their annual business meeting, and in today's announcement of the award NPPA's Honors and Recognition Committee...
Court Finds Copyright Infringement In AFP v Morel
01/16/2013 // New York District Judge Alison J. Nathan ruled that Agence France-Press and The Washington Post infringed upon photojournalist Daniel Morel's copyright by their unauthorized use of his pictures from the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Morel had posted his...
Judge Rules AFP Violated Daniel Morel's Copyright
01/16/2013 // A federal court judge has ruled that Agence France-Presse violated photographer Daniel Morel's copyrights by taking and distributing, without his permission, pictures he shot and posted on Twitter of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The court also...
2013 Joseph Costa Award For Courtroom Photography Deadline
01/10/2013 // MUNCIE, IN (January 10, 2013) – The deadline for submitting images to the Joseph Costa Award for Courtroom Photography is January 24, 2013. Entries must be postmarked by that date.  The Costa Award seeks to honor the photographer whose courtroom...
NYPD's Controversial 'Stop and Frisk' Policy Ruled Unconstitutional
01/08/2013 // A Manhattan Federal Court judge has ordered police stop making trespass stops outside private residential buildings immediately. The tactic was decried by some as infringing on civil liberties, Robert Gearty and Stephen Rex Brown report here.
Police Want Press Credential Lawsuit Dismissed
01/07/2013 // By Dana LittlefieldSAN DIEGO — A federal judge is considering requests by the San Diego Police and county Sheriff’s departments to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two freelance journalists who claim the agencies unfairly prevented them from gathering...
NPPA, WHNPA Protest Pelosi's Photoshopped, Faked Photo
01/05/2013 // DURHAM, NC (January 5, 2013) - The National Press Photographers Association has joined with the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA) in a statement protesting the manipulation of an official photograph made available for distribution...
Photographers' Rights Panel At FotoWeekDC
11/07/2012 // By fotoDC Events NPPA general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher and former ASMP president Richard Kelly will lead a discussion about the right to photograph and record in public, and the best practices for how to avoid being harassed...

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