Union condemns incitement to violence against journalists
15 April 2016
The NUJ photographer's council has responded to an online comment piece urging people to smash media cameras:
"The NUJ is appalled at the recent article on a self-proclaimed anarchist website which advocates the smashing of cameras used to film or photograph protests and demonstrations, if such image making does not meet with the approval of protesters, or if the image makers are not 'partisans and accomplices in social war'.
"The suggestion to smash cameras of those who are there as media is an incitement to violence and is condemned by the NUJ.
"Our job is to record events. The NUJ condemns all violence against the media, for whatever reason and from whatever source."