No. 10 petition regarding photography restrictions

Dear Colleagues,

There is a petition on the No 10 website calling on Brown to remove the draconian restrictions on taking photos in public places as they are open to abuse by the police. As the Institute knows, the law is regularly being abused by the police, against journalists, tourists and members of the public.

If you haven’t already done so please clock on the link below and sign this vital petition; it takes seconds. Don’t forget to append MCIJ or FCIJ to you name.

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Photorestrict/

Charlie

Posted on by CIoJ in News

5 Responses to No. 10 petition regarding photography restrictions

  1. BRENDON K COLVERT. MCIT

    in the interest of fair play and public service. To eliminate abuse of powers

  2. Ben Lefroy MCIJ

    How can there possibly be a rule that restricts the use of cameras in public places when most cities are covered with CCTV equipment? So, it’s ok for the police to film whatever they want but journalists, tourists or the general public, who just want to catch a memory for posterity, are being criminalised. This government has picked on drinkers, smokers, motorists and now it is focusing its attention on photographers. One would think that, given the current state of the economy, it would have more important things to worry about.

  3. Bill Simpson MCIJ

    i deplore the draconian restrictions on taking photographs in public places as they are open to abuse by the police, as seen only recently in the sheer brutality of officers striking innocent people in London, that tragically led to a death.

    Bill Simpson MCIJ

  4. Bill Simpson MCIJ

    i deplore the draconian restrictions on taking photographs in public places as they are open to abuse by the police, as seen only recently in the sheer brutality of officers striking innocent people in London, that tragically led to a death.

    Bill Simpson MCIJ

  5. Elthwin

    To all other Photographers,
    I have been taking photographs, for 27years, and have been lucky enough, to have had a front page on a local newspaper, and variuos exhibitions, plus the pleasure of owning in that time 60 cameras, of variuos formats.
    I have decided to sell my collection, including my beloved M6 outfit, as I no longer want to be looked upon, as a potential paedo/terroist, whenever I’m in public, due to the sick warped mind of a minority, and think they no it all security guards etc…

    Food for thought, just imagine what it will be like living in this country in the next 20 or 30 years…. it scares the @#it out of me!

Add a Comment