Aintree Losers !

Organisers of the Aintree Festival introduced a policy of removing photographers from the course who appeared to have an agenda of showing "Ladies Day" in a" negative light", following negative reporting of the drunkenness and anti-social behaviour that took place at last years horse racing event.

This sort of media control is an interesting development as the organisers choose to control the togs rather than modify the behaviour of a minority of race goers who go overboard each year.

Any policy that interferes with reporting the truth in any media should never be welcome in a democratic society.

Organisers of events that need to control photographers in this way should take a closer look at the quality of their events rather than bring a Big Brother approach to media restrictions.

Bit by bit the rights of photographers to record the society we live in are being eroded.