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Media ordered to hand over Belfast riots footage

Photographers and video journalists encouraged to challenge court order.


The NUJ is urging news organisations to appeal against an order forcing them to hand over footage of last month's riots in east Belfast.

Belfast Recorder Judge Thomas Burgess last week ordered media outlets to hand over footage of the riots, in which Press Association photographer Niall Carson was shot in the leg, to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), arguing the public interest in convicting those involved took precedence over the European Convention rights of media organisations.

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