And yes, this is in the correct forum, I think
Okay, there's a pretty active thread about the state of food provided to volunteers at the YOG.
A lot of people are up in arms over the poor quality of food, some people are defending it.
At any rate my main point is slightly different (hence the new thread).
Within that thread there is a link to the online Straits Times, which shows a sample image.
Is no one bothered about the first thing that jumped out of me (admittedly helped by their kind capitalization)?
The caption reads:
"The meal in a box which was posted by a volunteer on his Facebook page. The caterer said it has taken action to improve the portions and variety of food served. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK"
The byline is... very probably inappropriate unless Facebook has bought the image rights. The image might have been lifted from Facebook, but that doesn't mean the photo is either the property of Facebook nor should they be recognised as the author of the photo which the byline implies.
Second, did ST obtain permission to reproduce that image? From Facebook? From the original photographer? Given the byline's content, there's an implication that the photograph's author might not even know his image has been used...
I find it most troubling, as a photographer and photojournalist.