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Flashmob City Hall

Flashmob City Hall

22 April 2011

Tuesday 3rd May, World Press Freedom Day, at City Hall, London SE1 2AA at 12:30.

I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist! (PHNAT), the campaign group set up to fight unnecessary and draconian restrictions against individuals taking photographs in public spaces, is organising a flashmob outside London’s City Hall.

The event takes place on International Press Freedom Day and is supported by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) London Photographers’ Branch (LPB).

PHNAT is concerned about the role of private security guards in the prevention of terrorism. Their role has been promoted by police, with the result that many privately employed guards are illegally preventing citizens from taking any photographs at all.

Areas designated as public realm are often privately managed spaces that are subject to rules laid down by the private management companies. Most insidious of these is the outright banning of photography in some of our most widely enjoyed public spaces, such as Canary Wharf and the Thames Walk between Tower Bridge and City Hall.

The mass gathering will highlight the restrictions on street photography in a public space. Photographers are encouraged to bring a tripod.

An illustrated PHNAT pamphlet will also be launched at the event. Created by PHNAT and LPB members, supported by the NUJ, British Press Photographers Association (BPPA) and the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom, it will celebrate the history of the PHNAT campaign.

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Fair Pay for Royal Cleaners

Fair pay for Royal cleaners. PCS campaign outside Buckingham Palace on the eve of the royal wedding. London.
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Lightning Strikes Canary Wharf

Fork lightning strikes HSBC bank. Canary Wharf, London Docklands.

Images available from www.reportdigital.co.uk
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

A sad corner of St Bart’s

A hospital bed in a corridor of St Bartholomew’s  – Barts and the London NHS Trust, London.

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Gay Kiss-In

Hundreds attend a Facebook organised kiss-in outside The John Snow pub after James Bull and Jonathan Williams were asked to leave on Wednesday night by a staff member who allegedly described the couple’s kissing as ‘ obscene ‘ Soho, London.

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

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Images available from www.reportdigital.co.uk


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