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A abs-cbnNEWS.com photographer questioned by Ombudsman security

In other related news other than oil prices and the President’s State of the Nation address on Monday, a photographer for a magazine and news website was harassed by security at the Office of the Ombudsman for taking pictures of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez at a flag raising ceremony of the office which is held every Monday.

Editor in Chief Maritess Vitug is right in calling the attention of the Ombudsman security in harassing a photographer and worse yet in a public place where a public event is being held.

Why is this wrong? Do they have something to hide there? Click on the link which leads to the abs-cbnnews.com website above to see the picture. She should’ve put on some make up before stepping into public looking like that.

Had this been a TV crew would they have acted differently? It was clear that the photographer had clearly identified himself as a photojournalist. If they have a problem on how the photographer conducted himself, the complainant should have just sent a letter to his employers about it.

Interesting to see government offices acting like they were in the mob. Someone’s been watching too many organized crime movies.


Written by pinoypatrol

July 23, 2008 at 2:11 pm

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