November 24, 2010

Kuwait has a problem with some cameras

Filed under: Liberty, Middle East, Technology — Tags: , — Nicholas Russon @ 12:16

Cell phone cameras and compact cameras are okay, but DSLR cameras are not:

Kuwait has banned DSLR cameras in public places — except if you are a journalist.

But the ban does not apply to compact cameras or cameras in smart phones. Eccentric or what? And what about camcorders?

Majed Al-Saqer told the English-language Kuwait Times, which broke the news of the DSLR ban, that “sometimes people stop him while he is in his car with his camera, as if he were planning to kill someone with it. He said that he isn’t sure what the real problem is, whether it is people taking photos of each other or the size of the camera”.

There must be a reason, but it’s not immediately apparent.

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