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NYPD Cop Handcuffs Photojournalist, Deletes Video

Jan 18, 2013 Advocacy
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

Jan 18, 2013 Advocacy
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 conviction was reversed. Now the ACLU has filed a First Amendment lawsuit for Montgomery.

NPPA Announces Major New Award, Urges Nominations

Jan 16, 2013 Advocacy
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 urged the photojournalism community to submit their nominations before the January 23, 2013, deadline.

Court Finds Copyright Infringement In AFP v Morel

Jan 16, 2013 Advocacy
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.

Judge Rules AFP Violated Daniel Morel's Copyright

Jan 16, 2013 Advocacy
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.

2013 Joseph Costa Award For Courtroom Photography Deadline

Jan 10, 2013 Advocacy
The deadline for submitting images to the Joseph Costa Award for Courtroom Photography is January 24, 2013. The Costa Award seeks to honor the photographer whose courtroom coverage is judged to best demonstrate the use of still photography in what is a highly sensitive and increasingly controversial reporting situation.

NYPD's Controversial 'Stop and Frisk' Policy Ruled Unconstitutional

Jan 8, 2013 Advocacy
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.

Police Want Press Credential Lawsuit Dismissed

Jan 7, 2013 Advocacy
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 news.

NPPA, WHNPA Protest Pelosi's Photoshopped, Faked Photo

Jan 5, 2013 Advocacy
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 by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office.

Photographers' Rights Panel At FotoWeekDC

Nov 7, 2012 Advocacy
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 or intimidated, on November 11 during FotoWeekDC.

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