The press is free in Jamaica. However, there is the occasional obstruction of journalists by police at crime scenes, and there is a current case where a Gleaner photographer was arrested while doing his lawful and professional duties at the scene of an alleged police shooting. Also, the legislature has not acted on a report commissioned by the prime minister to reform the antiquated defamation laws. The report was tabled in Parliament one year ago. The size of libel awards is a hindrance to press freedom. Two journalists Julian Richardson, financial journalist for the daily Jamaica Observer, and Ricardo Makyn, a photographer for the daily The Gleaner were arrested in one week by police in Kingston. According to news reports, on February 14 Richardson was arrested and threatened with death after he refused to pay a bribe to two officers in exchange for withdrawing charges against him of using indecent language and obstructing the traffic. On February 20, Makyn was banned from taking photos of a police officer who shot and wounded a man who had tried to snatch his mobile phone. He was being reported for insult, assault and disobedience towards a police officer and taken to the police station.