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The British Press Photographers’ Association issued a statement Nov. 30 defending UK photographers from criticism of photgraphers made during the UK Leveson Inquiry into press standards.

According to, the organization has asked if it can be a “core participant” in the inquiry, “which would allow it to have legal representation at the inquiry and to put questions to witnesses via the inquiry’s legal team.”

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Also, the association claimed that the label “paparazzi” is a “pejorative term” and defended press photographers from the typical “accusations as well as verbal abuse” that the association says they receive.

Read the statement here.

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UK Photographers Defend Themselves in Light of Leveson Inquiry

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