COLLECTIVE AUTHORISATION FOR API-MEMBERS TO MAKE IMAGES OF BELGIAN NUCLEAR INSTALLATIONS

 At the end of January, the Belgian Parliament adopted a change to a law prohibiting the taking of photographs or films of nuclear installations in Belgium without prior consent, under penalty of heavy fines and possibly even imprisonment. This "in the interests of public safety". Initially, this tightening of an existing law (dd. 23.03.2020) also applied to journalists (photographers, cameramen) who take such pictures, or the media that publish or distribute them. There were no exceptions listed. Without prior permission, only images that had been 'blurred' could be published.

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