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Photo of Paris terror attacks victim sparks press freedom row

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A Paris court is to rule later this month whether a photographer breached personal privacy rules by taking a harrowing photo of a Bataclan theatre victim.

Strauss-Kahn legal move to ban 'sickening' custody pictures


The arrest and imprisonment in New York of FMI chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on sex assault charges sent shockwaves through French political and public opinion. There was outcry from many politicians over images showing the man many forecast would become the country's next socialist president in handcuffs and arraigned before a Manhattan judge. Controversial legal moves are now underway to try to ban any further broadcasting or publication of the pictures.