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Photographers’ rights

  • Amateur photographers’ rights back in the news (update)

    June 24, 2008

    The right to take pictures in public has once again hit the headlines with reports that a lifelong bus spotter has quit after wrongly been labelled a ‘terrorist and paedophile’. And the topic sparked a flood of calls to BBC Radio Shropshire on 26 June, prompting the station to call AP for comment on the magazine's ongoing campaign.

  • Government to re-examine anti-terror guidance

    Government to re-examine anti-terror guidance

    April 30, 2008

    Police officers are expected to be issued with fresh guidance in a government bid to ensure they do not abuse their stop-and-search powers under the Terrorism Act 2000.

  • Police defend anti-terror adverts

    March 31, 2008

    In February police chiefs issued fresh warnings over the potential dangers posed by people carrying cameras for surveillance purposes (see News AP 15 March).

  • Rights group issues stop/search tips

    March 31, 2008

    Advice concerning photographers’ rights if they are stopped under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 has been outlined by lawyers representing civil rights lobby group Liberty.

  • Photography climate echoes wartime Britain

    Photography climate echoes wartime Britain

    March 31, 2008

    ‘Amateur photography is not banned,’ declared Editor FJ Mortimer on the cover of Amateur Photographer (AP) after the outbreak of the Second World War.

  • Police pledge to act on photography fears

    Police pledge to act on photography fears

    March 20, 2008

    Police have vowed to act on concerns expressed by photographers who fear officers will unfairly target them when taking pictures in public following recent anti-terrorism publicity.

  • Photographers lobby Gordon Brown over rights

    January 15, 2008

    A Downing Street petition, demanding that the prime minister clarifies the law regarding photographers’ rights to take pictures in public places, is gaining support.

  • New airport scanners raise film fogging fear

    New airport scanners raise film fogging fear

    January 2, 2008

    New hand luggage X-ray scanners will not fog photographic film (with an ISO up to 1600) provided it is not scanned more than five times, claims the manufacturer.

  • Police ‘overzealous’ in Christmas lights fiasco

    Police ‘overzealous’ in Christmas lights fiasco

    November 26, 2007

    Police admit they may have been ‘overzealous’ when they prevented a man taking pictures at a public event to celebrate the switching-on of some Christmas lights. Picture: Keen amateur photographer Phil Smith has lodged a formal complaint against Suffolk Police Photo credit: Collis Ballantyne.

  • Photographer accused of Iraq terrorism links

    November 20, 2007

    An award-winning Associated Press photographer faces possible criminal prosecution over alleged links to terrorism groups operating in Iraq, press reports suggest.

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