Jess Hurd

Photographer
press freedom; policing; civil liberties; S44; Section 44; terrorism act; photographers; camera

New Scotland Yard – Flash!


Photographers gather outside New Scotland Yard to celebrate the European Court of Human Rights decision to reject the governments appeal to its decision in January that ruled Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in breach of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The campaign is not over yet, we want s44 repealed and there are rafts of other laws police are at liberty to harass us with.

But it is important to mark the victories when we win them!

For more info click here

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Victory! Flash Mob


Last week the European Court of Human Rights rejected the governments appeal to its decision in January that ruled Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in breach of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Although the Home Office has said it is still considering how the ruling affects the law and the police will continue to use it. It’s possible that any Stop & Search under s44 since 12th January 2010 will be open to legal challenge, so hang on to any receipts.

Unfortunately there are still a swathe of laws that police use to harass photographers, most notably s43, which is similar to s44 but requires an officer to suspect that you are a terrorist and s76 which makes it illegal to ‘elicit information about a police officer’ which includes photographing them.

In the meantime we’re going back to the place where our campaign started, outside New Scotland Yard. We’ll be gathering at 12 noon, tomorrow Sunday 4th July (Independence Day!) Come along and lets celebrate a little more freedom for photographers.

Press

Journalism.co.uk

BJP

London Photographers’ Branch

MP’s – Smile for the Camera!

Hundreds of letters encouraging MP’s to support the “I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist!” campaign by photographing themselves with a mini placard are delivered to Portcullis House. Westminster Parliament. London.


© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk


More pics here

Photographers take Trafalgar Square

Up to 3000 people join the I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist Mass Gathering in Trafalgar Square in defence of street photography and against the arbitary use of the terrorism laws to stop and search photographers.


See web gallery here

See press clippings collated by photographer Marc Vallee here


© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk


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