US drone ban infringes press freedom: news groups


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  • Thursday, 08 May 2014

WASHINGTON: Sixteen major US news organisations came together Tuesday to accuse the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of curtailing freedom of the press by restricting the use of drones. 

Unlike other countries, the United States prohibits the use of drones, or unmanned aerial systems (UAS), for commercial purposes, although the FAA grants rare exceptions for government and law enforcement use. 

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