Photographers rights: Security stop TV crew
June 3, 2008
A TV crew filming a story about photographers being harassed at a US railway station were stopped by security and told to switch off their cameras.
The controversy follows a spate of reported incidents involving amateur and professional photographers at Union Station in Washington, DC, United States.
Tom Fitzgerald, a reporter for Fox 5 television, was interviewing the chief spokesman for rail operator Amtrak when a security guard ordered the crew to stop filming.
Ironically, the spokesman had apparently just confirmed to the reporter that photography was, in fact, allowed.
However, this is far from an isolated incident. According to the TV station, the situation has become so widespread in Washington DC that moves are afoot to introduce draft legislation designed to protect the rights of photographers to take pictures.
For the full story and to watch the TV clip see HERE.