Monday, October 1, 2018

AFP / Getty Images Shock & Awe Photographers in Syria

The hyenas rip apart this boy's body, and AFP takes emotional war pornography photo. 21 February.
“How do AFP journalists remain safe while embedded with al-Qaeda terrorists?” asked Afraa Dagher in her report on a terrorist training camp in the al-Zawiyah mountain region of Idlib governate. “They have an uncanny 100% survival rate in passing through terrorist-controlled checkpoints.”  Her provocative question led SyriaNews to call upon France and the UN to seize the wire service’s assets, based on France’s 2006 Anti-Terrorism Act and UNSCR 2253 (2015).

We now extend this call to the United States, to seize the assets of Getty Images, Inc., headquartered in Seattle, Washington, which has a partnership relationship to AFP. Journals should also be mindful of not using photographs which demonstrate the photographer to be complicit in the brutalization of a child, for the purpose of... Continue reading:

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