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Questions over how police treat photographers under the Terrorism Act

28 Feb

On the first post on this blog we looked at the issue of police confiscation of mobile video footage. Complaints of this practise have continued to rumble, although recent

One of the pictures that the student was taking, prompting officers to search him.

operations at the student protests have shown a willingness by police to allow people the right to video. This though could be down to the huge media presence keeping an eye on them and the sheer number of people with their mobile devices out, waiting to catch a police officer acting inapropriately.

An equally contentious issue for mobile journalists is the continuing behaviour of certain police forces to use legislation to confiscate equipment from photographs. What is shocking though is that anti-terrorism legislation is used to justify this. Continue reading