Stopped is a documentary on Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
This documentary came about because of a seeming rise in the numbers of photographers being stopped under section 44 in areas of authorisation. This documentary looks into the issue, it explores why people have been stopped, and what happened. The documentary features an interview with Jeff Overs, who was stopped in London and made the Evening Standard.
It looks at the reasoning for it with David Hanson, the Minister of State for Security, Counter-Terrorism, Crime and Policing under Labour up until the 2010 election, as well as Craig Mackey, the Chief Constable of Cumbria police, and the ACPO lead on Stop and Search.
It also features Grant Smith, an architectural photographer who has been stopped numerous times in London, Marc Vallee, a photojournalist who has documented protests, and Pennie Quinton, the photojournalist who won the European Court of Human Rights case against the UK Government.
Amateur Photographer have kept their rights watch campaign strong, both online and in the magazine, and the issue has also been featured in many different media outlets, including More 4 News and Radio 4 Law in Action, as well as the Andrew Marr show and various newspapers.
Grant Smith on More4 News:
It was written and produced by Andrew Stuart, and was made to be broadcast in the week after the general election. It premiered on Tudno FM in June 2010.
I hope you enjoy it.