Monday, April 30, 2012

Photojournalist Attacked @ KL Rally!

It is NOT SAFE being a photojournalist and it is getting worst!  I Google "photojournalist attacked" and got 2,840,000 results!

Photo © Guang Ming Daily
The appalling picture above showed the photographer from Guang Ming Daily in Kuala Lumpur being knocked to the ground by Malaysian police!

I was told the photographer was covering the much publicised Bersih 3.0 protest in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday (April 28, 2012).  I Google Bersih 3.0 and got a 30,000,000 result!!

My Malaysian contacts informed me that there were more than seven incident of journalists being attacked by the authority!

Was that necessary?

According to Guang Ming, their photographer Huang Anjian, left; was arrested for no reason by the police.

He claimed one of the angry police officers punched him on his forehead a few time.

Huang has made a police report.

Of the hundreds of video submitted to You Tube on the Rally, this one by Lumier Asia was done extremely well!  Take a look!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good on you for showing this !