Jess Hurd

Photographer
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EDL Leeds


English Defence League members scream at members of the press. The Leeds EDL protest was countered by Unite Against Fascism.

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© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Please see web gallery here
Read NUJ statement, Death threats for journalists covering right wing demos here

Images available from: www.reportdigital.co.uk

1984

Propaganda posters displaying the ‘core aims and beliefs’ of the Tory Party in the Conservative Party press room.

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk


See more pics here

I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist – launch party

‘I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist’ website/campaign launch party

In association with Photo-Forum
8th August – 6 til late – The Foundry

Photography is under attack. Across the country anyone with a camera is targeted as a potential terrorist.
This campaign is for everyone who values visual imagery and press freedom.

Entertainment:
Good cop – Bad cop Slideshow
Interactive self portrait photo-booth
Screening ‘Silly Season’ and other delights at 8pm
Special Guest appearance from the Hackney Secular Singers

The Foundry
86 Great Eastern Street
London EC2A 3JL

For more info contact:

Jeff Moore – 07870 209766
Jess Hurd – 07713 151765

Follow us on twitter: PHNAT
Facebook page

Please circulate.

BNP – Off Our Streets

BNP leader Nick Griffin and Andrew Brons flanked by security are forced to flee a press conference by anti fascist protesters. College Green, Westminster. London.


© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk


View web gallery here


Images available from www.reportdigital.co.uk

Interview with BBC Radio Kent – Apology

Last summer I covered Climate Camp at Kingsnorth Power Station. There was a massive policing operation involving officers drawn from forces all over the country.


The media were filmed and searched entering and leaving the field where the protest camp was.

On one occasion after photographing a rather brutal arrest of protesters who had been filming the police we were detained for over an hour. We were then followed to a restaurant several miles away and were filmed through the window by the police Forward Intelligence Team.

On that particular day I was stopped and searched three times and detained for over two hours.  

Listen to the BBC Radio Kent interview here
Read the police apology and other press coverage here

Protecting and Serving the People – Police Apology


In August of last year I covered Climate Camp at Kingsnorth Power Station. There was a massive policing operation involving officers drawn from forces all over the country.


The media were filmed and searched entering and leaving the field where the protest camp was.

On one occasion after photographing a rather brutal arrest of protesters who had been filming the police we were detained for over an hour. We were then followed to a restaurant several miles away and were filmed through the window by the police Forward Intelligence Team.

On that particular day I was stopped and searched three times and detained for over two hours.   

This is a copy of the letter of apology I received from the police.

Here is the NUJ statement here
Read BJP article here
See related Guardian article here and on Climate Camp here
Aljazeera.net here

See Climate Camp web gallery here
All images are available from www.reportdigital.co.uk

Thanks to Bindmans Solicitors and the NUJ for their help and support.


Islam, War and the Media Conference

Tomorrow there is a half-day conference hosted by Media Workers Against the War


There will be a workshop called “Journalists and the “terror” laws” with the campaigning lawyer Louise Christian, Hicham Yezza the editor of Ceasefire Magazine who was arrested for downloading an al-Qaeda document from a US government website and photojournalist Marc Vallee


Jason N.Parkinson and I will still be showing the NUJ sponsored film – Press Freedom: Collateral Damage as part of the workshop and we will also do a Q&A after the film.


http://mwaw.net/conference/2008


The conference is being held at the London School of Economics and starts at 2pm. The event is open to all and not just media workers.


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