Report Claims Kuwait Bans DSLR Cameras

The Kuwait Times reported that their country’s Ministries of Information, Social Affairs, and Finance have collectively decided to ban the use of Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras, except where it can be proven that it is used for journalistic purposes. Although it is published in one of Kuwait’s top English-language newspaper, the veracity of the report remains unclear.

After that same report was published on Engadget, several readers from Kuwait commented that the DSLR ban remains a rumor, that it remains unreported in any of their local news channels especially those owned by the government, while others said that it is true but only on highly-sensitive areas like in oil fields or public buildings (much like in some parts of the world with strict anti-terrorism security measures).

One commenter even stated that some photographers tried out if there is such a ban by going out in public and take photos with their DSLRs. According to him, nobody was arrested and no camera was seized. However, he said he would not be surprised if this law will become official.

Source: Engadget

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