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NUJ Active 25 October 2013

Welcome to NUJ Active on Friday 25 October

The NUJ website now has an events calendar which give details of events, conferences and training courses. Click on the event title for more information.

Internet and the law: one-day conference tomorrow in London, 26 October, hosted by the NUJ new media industrial council and the Media Reform Coalition.

Media Night@Guinness Storehouse: this social event, on Friday 1 November, in aid of the Self Help Africa and Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, is for journalists in Dublin and includes drinks, music and dinner.

The Gender Jobs Split: free TUC seminar on gender, jobs and youth, Friday 1 November.

Free Kieron Bryan: Join the silent protest, outside the Russian embassy on Saturday 2 November, to show solidarity for the freelance videojournalist arrested aboard the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise.

Fast Train Wales: BBC Academy and Creative Skillset offers free practical training, masterclasses and careers advice to freelances working in television, radio and online. This event takes place in Cardiff, Thursday 7 November.

NUJ training: See the full range of professional and trade union training courses on offer from the NUJ, TUC, General Federation of Trade Unions and Federation of Entertainment Unions.

Fighting back - organising for success: how to survive in freelance journalism: The NUJ in Ireland is offering NUJ student members the opportunity to attend a seminar that will explain how to find work as a freelance journalist and, just as importantly, how to ensure you get paid. The event takes place on Saturday 9 November at lunchtime in Dublin,

1913 Lock out remembrance: NUJ members have been invited by sister union SIPTU to a service of remembrance on Tuesday 12 November at 18.00, Newman University Church, Dublin as part of the 1913 centenary programme. RSVP

Creating without Conflict: book your free seat at the launch of a major survey of bullying in the media & entertainments industries and take part in a conference which aims to look how unions can play a part in tackling the problem. London, Tuesday 19 November.

Members can add their own branch events to the NUJ events diary. Look out for the 'add your events' blue box on the events page once you are logged in.

Bursaries, fellowships & prizes

Orwell journalism prize: Entries close on 15 January 2014, the judges are Robin Lustig, Michael Parks and Paul Anderson.

Reuters Institute Journalism Fellowship Programme: The programme enables journalists to conduct research at Oxford university. Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years' experience. Deadline, midday Friday 31 January.

Paul Robinson bursary: Sponsored by the NUJ and BBC Northern Ireland, this £1,000 bursary is open to journalism students. Deadline, end of March.

Rosemary Goodchild Award: the annual £500 prize awarded by FPA celebrates the best writing about sexual health issues.

NUJ update

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