August 20, 2007

Blog Entry Prompts Photo Policy Changes at AFP?

CY commenter Dusty Raftery and I published a story this past Friday of how French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) apparently attempted to take credit for a U.S. Army photo taken in Afghanistan.

Later that evening, several readers come to the article from AFP's Paris domain, and apparently what they found may have led to a change in policy, where AFP is more transparent on the source of military-provided photos.


Note that the both the Army and the individual photographer are properly credited by AFP as they should be in several current military photos, such as the one above.

Let's hope that this continues.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 20, 2007 10:41 AM

Now if they'd only do that for photographs provided by, uh, other organizations - will we see snappers properly listed as Hezbollah?

Posted by: JEM at August 20, 2007 02:09 PM

Damn good question, JEM!

And will we also see accompanying text credited to the Hezbollah, Hamas or whatever Public Information Terrorist who gave the "news briefing"?

Posted by: Dave in Pa. at August 21, 2007 01:14 PM