Is he your best friend? Or an undercover cop?

Interest in the people and topics featured in documentary film Spied Upon have grown exponentially, especially since the UK government and Metropolitan Police have admitted huge problems with their undercover police and started an official inquiry into the topic in 2015. Director Jason Kirkpatrick and most of those featured in the upcoming film have been getting major national and international press, especially our main characters Sarah Hampton, and Merrick Badger as they campaign to have the Inquiry broadened outside England and Wales. Others featured in Spied Upon and recent press are UK Labour Party Leader Jeremy CorbynBaroness Jenny Jones, German MP Hans-Christian Stroebele, whistleblower former undercover officer Peter Francis, and Kate Wilson of Police Spies Out of Lives, as well as Blacklisted author and secret police target Dave Smith.
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Here is a shortened list of international press excerpts, from 2011 until 2017:

Scotland:
Theresa May denies call for Inquiry in Scotland; Jason, Merrick, Sarah, activists, and politicians demand justice: BBC, Guardian, Scot TV, Scotsman, Herald Scotland, and many more!
Undercover policeman seen posing as G8 activist in exclusive footage,
interviews with Sarah, Kate and Jason. STV (Scotland, TV and online), 25 January 2016

N. Ireland:
Jason campaigns to extend Inquiry to NI, has date in Belfast High Court against UK Home Office :
Amnesty Int’l backs the call, The Times 4 Aug 2016
NI Justice Minister says Inquiry is imperative, BBC 3 Aug 2016
Jason takes legal action against Theresa May, in BBC 10 June 2016.
More in: BBC, Belfast Telegraph

Republic of Ireland:
Calls go out to extend Inquiry to Ireland, legal action kicks off against Irish Government:
The Times (Ire.), Irish News, Irish Legal News, Irish Central, Irish Parliament

Germany:
Jason begins legal action against UK Home Secretary Theresa May to get Germany included in Inquiry, German government insists on inclusion as well: Der Spiegel, Guardian, Tagesspiegel, der Freitag, TAZ, Junge Welt, Jungle World, ND

General 2015 and earlier:

Kate Wilson demands answers over undercover police officer, Channel 4, 20 Nov 2015

Manewry w ciemnościach (in Polish), Jason interviewed in Poland,
after being targeted there by Kennedy. 5 Nov 2015

Partner of Police Spy Interview with Kate Wilson, TAZ, 16 Jan 2015
English auto-translation here

Flugumaður njósnaði um mótmælendur Kárahnúkavirkjunar,
feature article on Mark Kennedy in Iceland, with Jason interview, 12 Jan 2015

Freedom of Species Radio interview in Australia, 11 May 2014:
Jason Kirkpatrick – Spied Upon

Jason Kirkpatrick Film “Spied Upon” Digs Into World of FBI Informants,
Occupy.com, USA, 14 Jan 2014

Is he your best friend? Or an undercover cop?
Interview by author and journalist Will Potter, 6 Jan 2014.
Spanish translation here, search by date under 7 Jan 2014

New documentary on undercover spies is in the pipeline
Guardian, 7 Oct 2013

New film tells eco-protest and undercover police officer Mark Kennedy’s story
Nottingham Post, 4 Oct 2013

Surveillance and spying: “The time to be politically active on these themes is now.
Statewatch interview with Director Jason Kirkpatrick, 2 Oct 2013

Preview: Spied Upon at Hyde Park Picture House
Leeds-List, 25 Sept 2013

BBC Radio Nottingham, Spied Upon, 13 Oct, 2013

 BBC Radio Leeds with Jason Kirkpatrick and Merrick Badger, 12 Oct 2013

**This BBC interview not meant as an endorsement (standard disclaimer)

The following sample articles quote Spied Upon Director Jason Kirkpatrick. German language articles can be simply translated with a free online translator such as google translate

Ein Spitzel auf Europatour / A Spy on European Tour
TAZ, 28 Jan 2011

Spying on the Left: Berlin Officials Knew All About British Agent’s Activities
Der Spiegel, 27 Jan 2011

Ein Cop außer Kontrolle / A Cop Out of Control
Der Spiegel, 17 Jan 2011

Undercover police officer ‘could be prosecuted in Germany’
Guardian, 14 Jan 2011

Undercover police officer Mark Kennedy at centre of international row
Guardian, 13 Jan 2011

Hundreds more articles related to the escalating undercover international police spy scandal, including Spied Upon protagonists and Mark Kennedy, can be found on the internet.