Photographers celebrate ID pledge

Photographers will not be required to carry identification in the future, the home secretary has confirmed.

Photography campaign group SceneThat asked Theresa May to clarify her position following complaints about police using stop-and-search powers – which were partially suspended in July – against press photographers.

“The government has no plans to introduce any requirement for photographers to carry identification,” said May.


This article appears in issue 259 of Media Digest.

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Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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