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Tuesday 14 April 2009

The end of investigative journalism?

Every call made, email sent and website visited is now being logged under new regulations and automatic numberplate recognition (ANPR) tracks the movement of vehicles.

Investigative journalist Duncan Campbell thinks that the ‘truly dangerous’ moment will come when the police and security services are able to monitor journies in real time.

Read more at The Guardian


Filed under: Politics,The media — GS @ 11:54 am
Friday 6 February 2009

CCTV is threat to freedom says House of Lords / Jail for photographing police?

CCTV camera in Manchester city centre

‘The steady expansion of the “surveillance society” risks undermining fundamental freedoms including the right to privacy,’ according to a House of Lords report published today.

Read more at The Guardian

Meanwhile the British Journal of Photography reports that a new law, due to be introduced this month, ‘is expected to increase the anti-terrorism powers used today by police officers to stop photographers, including press photographers, from taking pictures in public places.’


Filed under: Politics — GS @ 3:04 am
Tuesday 18 December 2007

Photographers seen as ‘potential criminals’

‘Photographers are increasingly being viewed as potential criminals by police, according to the Bureau of Freelance Photographers (BFP), which has reported a rise in complaints from members.’ Read more.

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Filed under: Photography,Politics — GS @ 6:33 am
 
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