Press Freedom: Collateral Damage

The 2008 film funded by the National union of Journalists (NUJ) on the increasing surveillance of journalists covering protest in the UK.

The film highlights the increasing issues around press freedom in the UK, that has seen photographers and other journalists harassed, intimidated, assaulted and put under surveillance by the London Metropolitan Police Forward Intelligence Team (FIT Squad).

One of the fundamental rules of a free and democratic society is a free press. If the press is no longer free to operate and document, the country is no longer democratic or free.

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2 Responses

  1. >I think it a good idea for everyone who goes to a demo to have a camera. The police won’t like it but they can’t take cameras off everyone. If everyone has one, it serves as a protection for demonstrators and press people alike. If in response it is made illegal to use a camera, it will only serve to wake more people up to what is happening – and that’s just what the police state don’t want.

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