France Bans Citizen Journalism

The French have gone further than even George W. Bush when it comes to banning civil liberties:

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.

Banning citizen journalism is banning The Truth.

I don’t think this will stop the cameras. YouTube will become the venue of choice for airing French violence.

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