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Police attitude to the press will improve says Home Office

The UK Home Office will try and improve relations between the press and police, the National Union of Journalists reported yesterday. In a statement on their website the NUJ welcomed news that the government will try and improve its recognition of journalistic freedom. During a meeting between the union and the Home Office minister Vernon Coaker, the NUJ raised several concerns about police treatment towards journalists. The NUJ is particularly concerned by police surveillance of journalists and incidents leading to the obstruction of journalists at work.