Kuwait Bans DSLR Cameras In Public!!!

The Kuwait Times is reporting that the government has banned the use of DSLR cameras in public by anyone other than accredited journalists. This is the story posted by the Kuwait Times:

“KUWAIT: After the ban three ministries placed on photography, most Kuwaiti youth are a bit confused about what to do with their cameras if they can’t use them in public and why such laws were implemented in the first place. The Ministry of Information, Ministry of Social Affairs and Ministry of Finance recently came to the conclusion that photography should be used for journalism purposes only. This has resulted in the ban of Digital Single Lens Reflex Cameras (DSLRs) in public, on the streets and in malls”

Read the entire story on their website here:

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

This is just plain ridiculous. People with cameras are now going to be considered criminals? The beginning of strange public policy against individual sectors of society? Discuss below.

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  1. James says:

    Please be aware the Kuwait Times printed a retraction of this article about 2 weeks later. The whole article was spurious.