The BBC reports on the latest video footage that has emerged, showing G20 protesters being hit by police. The video, by Camp for Climate Action, shows IT worker Alex Cinnane being banged with a shield on the side of his head. In a second incident a man is punched in the face by a police … How the BBC plants a seed of doubt regarding G20 footage
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 … The end of investigative journalism?
Here’s a figure to keep in mind if a TV producer asks to use your photo or video.
‘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.
How much fact-checking does The Pink Paper do? Does it publish information from press releases without checking the accuracy? Would it ever pull the wool over our eyes if it meant a bit of extra advertising money from Manchester Pride?
The Guardian looks at how print journalists are beginning to use video and asks whether web video could mean a new ‘golden age’ for newspapers.