The press and the police


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The press and the police

  1. 1. The Press and the Police Allan Jones QPM
  2. 2. London G20 2009
  3. 3. The Role of the Press <ul><li>The Press are considered as the voice of the ‘People’ </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of Speech is enshrined in law </li></ul><ul><li>Some countries have tried to impose restrictions. </li></ul><ul><li>Not all views are the same </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Role of the Police <ul><li>Sir Robert Peel created the police to protect the people. </li></ul><ul><li>The duties of the police are enshrined in law. </li></ul><ul><li>The press are seen as a way of scrutinising the state. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Types of Media <ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Television News </li></ul><ul><li>Radio News </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul>
  6. 7. Getting it Wrong <ul><li>Pictures taken at Inapproprite times. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Getting it Wrong
  8. 9. Getting it Wrong
  9. 10. Getting it Wrong
  10. 11. Getting it Wrong
  11. 12. Getting it Wrong <ul><li>Pictures taken at Inapproprite times. </li></ul><ul><li>Recording words we should not have said </li></ul><ul><li>Ferenc Gyurcsany </li></ul><ul><li>Video footage that puts police in a bad light </li></ul>
  12. 13. Los Angeles 1992
  13. 14. LA Riots 29 April 1992 <ul><li>Five police officers tried and aquitted </li></ul><ul><li>6 days of rioting </li></ul><ul><li>$1 Billion worth of damage caused </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of people injured </li></ul><ul><li>53 people killed </li></ul>
  14. 15. Getting it Right <ul><li>Work with the press. </li></ul><ul><li>Only restrict rights when in the interests of safety or justice </li></ul><ul><li>If police get it wromg then accept it. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to each other so that we know what is going on. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Belfast 2005 <ul><li>Following the refusal of an Orange parade rioting broke out </li></ul><ul><li>Police Accused of ‘Heavy Handed’ Tactics </li></ul><ul><li>Orange order deny that their members involved in violence </li></ul>
  16. 17. Getting it Right
  17. 18. Political Figures
  18. 19. Political Figures
  19. 20. The Royal Wedding 2011 <ul><li>2 Billion People watched the event </li></ul><ul><li>8000 journalists in London for the day </li></ul><ul><li>CNN had 50 staff on duty </li></ul><ul><li>5000 police officers </li></ul><ul><li>1 million people along the route </li></ul>
  20. 21. Getting it Right
  21. 22. The Royal Wedding 2011 <ul><li>Creation of secure areas for the press </li></ul><ul><li>Special passes for the day </li></ul><ul><li>Security clearance for all press </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the needs of the press </li></ul>
  22. 23. Remember <ul><li>The press are there to represent everyone’s view not just yours </li></ul><ul><li>They can assist the police to catch criminals </li></ul><ul><li>The police can restrict rights but only if absolutely necessary to protect life or uphold the law. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone is a potential journalist </li></ul>