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One of the major and most serious developments in news gathering over these past few years has been the targeting of photojournalists by police. It’s not often, though, we get visuals of it. Photos like this one from Portugal, of an attack on an AFP photographer, are important to be seen to raise the awareness of press freedom and “visual rights” especially in the this age of crackdowns against social media-infused protests.
( credit: Hugo Correia/Reuters caption: A policeman strikes AFP photojournalist Patricia Melo during the Portuguese general strike in Lisbon March 22, 2012. Portugal faces a general strike by workers angered by austerity measures imposed as a condition of a 78-billion euro bailout last year but doubts remain as to whether Thursday’s stoppage will receive widespread support.)
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