08 March 2007

FR - French to limit violent net clips

French people could be prevented from posting images or videos of violent acts online under new laws. Part of a new youth delinquency law targets "happy slapping", the recording of violent acts to entertain the attacker's friends. The law makes it illegal for anyone but professional journalists to film and broadcast violent events in France. Press freedom advocates say the ban could restrict citizens reporting on subjects such as police brutality.