Popular Post IanDavidson Posted October 5, 2022 Popular Post Share Posted October 5, 2022 Can I start by saying this is not a party political comment. It is deeply concerning that Tolga was physically removed from the Conservative Party Conference. I know Tolga he is a well known established news photographer for EPA. With a large and prestigious body of work. I would accept that some May view him as pushy - but most good news photographers have to be somewhat assertive. It has not been revealed why he was removed in this way before the Greenpeace protest and the PM’s speech. However to remove an accredited news photographer in this way needs a lot of explaining. All of us who work in news photography know that the environment is increasingly hostile: both from the public and from officials. The type of behaviour shown towards Tolga, unless there is an outstandingly good explanation, threatens and attacks the concept of a free press and makes the job of press photographers harder and legitimises hostility towards us. It may be there was a good reason for his removal, but the optics on this are horrendous and any reason for the removal will be lost in the noise of the news cycle. . 6 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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