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Marc Vallée has co-authored major front page investigations on police surveillance of protesters and journalists for the Guardian and the Financial Times. The investigations exposed secret police databases and covert state targeting of environmental activists.

Publication: The Guardian.
Headline: Revealed: police databank on thousands of protesters
Date: 6 March 2009 (Online). 7 March 2009 (Print – lead story front page).
Link: guardian.co.uk PDF

Publication: The Guardian.
Headline: Caught on film and stored on database: how police keep tabs on activists
Date: 6 March 2009 (Online). 7 March 2009 (Print – pages 14 & 15).
Link: guardian.co.uk PDF PDF

Publication: The Guardian.
Headline: Under surveillance: police target environmental protesters and journalists
Date: 6 March 2009.
Link: guardian.co.uk

Publication: The Guardian.
Headline: G20 policing
Date: 16 April 2009.
Link: Print only PDF

Publication: The Guardian.
Headline: ‘UK plc can afford more than 20 quid,’ the officer said
Date: 25 April 2009 (Online). 25 April 2009 (Print – pages 6 & 7).
Link: guardian.co.uk

Publication: The Guardian.
Headline: Fit Watch campaigners describe how they were arrested and bundled to the ground
Date: 21 June 2009 (Online). 22 June 2009 (Print – page 5).
Link: guardian.co.uk

Publication: The Guardian.
Headline: Arrested for asking a policeman for his badge number
Date: 21 June 2009.
Link: guardian.co.uk

Publication: The Guardian.
Headline: Fit Watch: watching the watchers
Date: 21 June 2009 (Online). 22 June 2009 (Print – page 5).
Link: guardian.co.uk

Publication: The Financial Times.
Headline: Met under fire over picture database
Date: 17 October 2009.
Link: ft.com

Publication: The Financial Times.
Headline: Police image library raises Orwellian concerns
Date: 17 October 2009.
Link: ft.com PDF

Publication: The Financial Times.
Headline: Focus on legality of database
Date: 17 October 2009.
Link: PDF

Publication: The Financial Times.
Headline: Police use of protest photos will face review
Date: 1 July 2010.
Link: ft.com

Publication: The Guardian.
Headline: ‘Black bloc’ anarchists behind anti-cuts rampage reject thuggery claims
Date: 2 April 2011.
Link: guardian.co.uk

Marc has also written comment pieces on photographers rights, terrorism law, press freedom, civil liberties and political dissent for The Guardian.