[thechat] US criticised over Muslim checks

William Anderson neuro at well.com
Sun Oct 6 17:49:13 CDT 2002

Syed Zeeshan Haider wrote:
> From: "William Anderson"
> To: <thechat at lists.evolt.org>
> Sent: October 04, 2002, Friday 2:49 AM
> Subject: Re: [thechat] US criticised over Muslim checks
> > My question is, what camera doesn't look like a "professional type"
> > ... Journalists far from their base may not want to lug relatively
> > bulky digibeta cams around when they can carry very small handheld
> > Hi8 or DV cams, with an acceptable degradation of quality compared
> > to 'traditional' pro-spec gear.
> Camera that he used is commonly used by amateurs.

I'll still wager that he was using a camera which can commonly be used by
journalists too, such is the quality and size of modern Hi8 and DV gear.

> > And as Hugh pointed out, if it's a landmark (and anything called a
> > Tower usually is due to the scale), it's fair game to be filmed.
> Filming or photographing Saudi Pak Tower is not allowed by law
> without a permission. That guy did not have any permission from
> authorities to film Saudi Pak Tower.

Did you ask him this?  Did he refuse to produce any legal documents given to
him by the authorities?  Did you get a name from him?  You sound like you
are speaking authoritatively about this guy, his background and his
situation from what appears to have been a very brief encounter.

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