Monday 16 February 2009

Photographers protest at Scotland Yard

Photographers went ahead with a mass photo shoot outside New Scotland Yard in London today to exercise their right to take a picture in a public place.
The event was planned to coincide with amendments to the Counter Terrorism Act, which came into force in the UK today, which allow for the arrest and imprisonment of anyone who takes pictures of police officers and some other public servants “likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism”.
The NUJ fears that the law will be used to stop news photographers doing legitimate work.
Story and pic here on BBC website.

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