Freedom of expression: is filming the police in public a fundamental right? – Hugh Tomlinson QC – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 31st, 2011 in freedom of expression, human rights, news, photography, police, video recordings by sally

“As a number of recent cases have made clear, the filming of policing activity in public places is a vital method of holding police to account. But there have been continuing tensions between the police and photographers over filming police activity. In January 2010 there was a protest in Trafalgar Square by photographers against the use of terrorism laws to stop and search photographers. A campaign called ‘I’m a photographer, not a terrorist’ was launched to protect the rights of those taking photographs in public places.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st August 2011