Kuwait bans DSLR use by non-journalists

UPDATE Nov. 27, 2010: There is no ban. The story has been retracted.

Three government ministries in Kuwait have taken an unusual step and banned the use of digital SLR cameras in public by non-journalists. The Kuwait Times reports about some Kuwaitis wondering what to do with their cameras now that they can no longer use them in public.

(via Photoshelter on Facebook)

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  3. moayad

    It’s official! THERE IS NO BAN! It was a big rumour.

    Kuwait Times retracts the news:

    http://www.kuwaittimes.net/read_news.php?newsid=MzAwMTg4ODg1

    More details (in Arabic):

    http://tasweery.com/mag/kuwait-photo-freedom.htm

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