May 022016
 
 May 2, 2016  Breaches, Laws, Non-U.S.

Dan Bilefsky reports that photographer Maya Vidon-White has found herself in the middle of an important case in France that pits press freedom against France’s legal prerogative to protect the dignity and privacy of terrorism victims.

Her photograph of Mr. Gomet, who died in the 24 hours after the attacks, was published in VSD, a glossy weekly magazine known for its lurid celebrity stories. One month after she took it, Ms. Vidon-White, who was working as a freelancer for the Washington-based United Press International news agency, was informed by the Paris prosecutor’s office that she had broken the law.

Read more about the case and laws concerning publishing identifiable photos of terrorism victims on New York Times.

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