World Press Photo Award - Protest in Beirut wegen Israeli

Kommentar überflüssig: Die Ausstellung der Bilder vom World Press Photo Award wird in Beirut geschlossen, weil einem Libanesen aufgefallen ist, daß eines der Siegerfotos von einem Israeli ist.
Das Zweitschlimmste an diesem Vorfall ist eigentlich, daß die Organisatoren sich wirklich an dieser Kritik orientiert haben, sie wahrgenommen hat und danach gehandelt hat.

Quelle: pdnonline.com

AMIT SHA'AL world press photo award
© AMIT SHA'AL
Isktikial Mosque, Haifa, in 1941 and 2010, from Amit Sha'al's series, which won 3rd place in the World Press Photo arts and entertainment category.


Organizers of the World Press Photo competition closed its exhibition of award-winning images in Beirut on Friday, May 20, when Lebanese authorities asked that images by Israeli photographer Amit Sha´AL be removed.

The show was scheduled to be on display in Beirut until June 1.

In a statement to the press, World Press Photo managing director Michiel Munneke said the organization decided to close the entire show rather than remove selected images. “Removing any prizewinning photos would come down to censorship, which for us is not acceptable. In this instance, closing the exhibition was the only way we could remain true to our principle of promoting freedom of information. We regret that we had no other choice and we hope that we will be able to bring our exhibition back to Lebanon soon again.”
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