Since blogging Martin Bell’s take on UK fauxtography last week, the issue has popped up in the US too. Two recent examples: First, we have CBS is being raked over the coals — deservedly so — for digitally altering footage of July 4th fireworks in Boston. The show’s producer, a Boston area businessman insisted to the Boston Globe that…
Fauxtography’s alive and well in the UK. Recently, the BBC was ordered to issue an on-air apology when it failed to authenticate footage from a Bangalore sweat shop in one edition of Panorama. Following that and Johann Hari’s apology for taking liberties with certain quotes, one commentary lays out on how easy it is for journalists —…
I gotta hand it to World Press Photo for showing backbone in the face of Arab pressure. When Lebanese officials demanded that Israeli photographer Amit Sha’al’s work be removed from the Beirut exhibit, WPP chose instead to close it down early. The World Press Photo exhibit features prize-winning images from its 2010 contest. Sha’al’s photos…
Reuters is once again exposed doctoring photos to change the images of the Gaza flotilla “peace activists”.
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