Category Archives: photographers

Ethiopian terrorism trial against Swedish journalists violates International Law says the EFJ

Two Swedish journalists charged with terrorism in Ethiopia last month face trial today in Addis Ababa, with the European Federation of Journalists and rights groups criticising the process. Photographer Johan Persson and reporter Martin Schibbye, both freelancers, have been held in jail since they were arrested on 1July with Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebels after a battle with government troops. The Swedes were wounded during the gunfight, in which 15 rebels were reportedly killed.

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Payment for photographers – well er um…

Two letters about payment for photographers, from members in the CWU and Aslef unions, which appeared in the current issue of the Journalist, were criticised at last Friday’s NEC meeting. Both letters, which appear on pages 26 and 27, suggested that photographers should accept lower payment for their work. Continue reading Payment for photographers – well er um…

A victory for us all

Marc Vallée
Marc Vallée

Investigative photojournalist Marc Vallée, who was one of the guest speakers at the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom’s AGM on Saturday 26 June and videographer Jason Parkinson have received an apology and damages from the Metropolitan Police after being forcibly prevented from working by officers at a political protest outside the Greek Embassy in 2008. Continue reading A victory for us all