Earlier this week, it appeared that Kuwait had banned DSLR use in public places. Several major photography news outlets (including Photography Bay) picked up the Kuwait Times’ story.
As it turns out, no such ban was ever implemented. Today, the Kuwait Times issued the following retraction of the story:
“On Saturday, November 20, 2010 the Kuwait Times published an article titled ‘Multi ministry camera ban frustrates artists’ in which incorrect information was provided. The newspaper regrets failing to verify the information. The article wrongly stated that a ban on DSLR cameras was implemented by the Ministries of Information, Social Affairs and Finance. This information is false. In a follow up investigation, it was proved that no such ban has been issued. We regret this error and deeply apologize for any inconvenience caused.”
[via Kuwait Times – Thanks to moayad for the tip.]