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NUJ Active, 28 November 2014

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Events and resources

Media Manifesto: join the Campaign for Press & Broadcasting Freedom and Media Reform Coalition's launch of an initiative to promote communication rights and media reform in the run-up to the general election, on Monday 1 December, 18.30-20.00, Committee Room 10, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. More details on the NUJ website.

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: the NUJ PR & Communications branch welcomes all NUJ members and colleagues to hear John Hilary, executive director, War on Want, explain the dangers of TTIP to democracy, workers' rights and the environment - and discuss how we can resist it, at NUJ's London HQ, Headland House, London, on Tuesday 2 December. More details on NUJ events calendar. Trade Unions Against TTIP: Campaign for Trade Union Freedom public meeting, Monday 1 December, at 18.00 in London with Mick Cash, RMT, John Hendy QC, Steve Turner, Unite, John Hilary, War on Want, Jean Lambert MEP, Carolyn Jones IER. Register here.

Secrecy Surveillance and Censorship: the 2014 Logan Symposium brings together key figures in the fight against invasive surveillance and secrecy. This three-day event takes place from 5-7 December at the Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London. More information, list of speakers and how to get your NUJ discounted ticket on the NUJ website.

One Rogue Hack: former Daily Star staffer Rich Peppiatt presents his film at the Electric Cinema, 47-49 Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY on Tuesday 9 December. Discussion afterwards at Cherry Reds, 88-90 John Bright Street, Birmingham B1 1BN More details on the NUJ's events calendar.

Christmas party: London Magazine, London Central and London Photographers invite you to celebrate the festive season at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, 145 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2BU, on Thursday 11 December at 19.00. A free drink and nibbles provided. All welcome.

Wapping dispute exhibition: for the first time since the dispute ended, the story is being told from the point of view of the sacked workers and their trades unions.The exhibition runs from 9 January to 13 February, Friday-Monday 10.00-17.30, Tuesday-Thursday by appointment, at St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ. More information on the NUJ events calendar.

European Press Prize: four prizes worth 10,000 euros each, plus a special prize the jury can present for excellence. The award categories are: investigative reporting; distinguished writing; commentator or columnist; and innovation. Deadline Wednesday 31 December. More details and how to apply on the award's website.

The 2015 TUC Young Workers Conference will take place over the weekend of March 21 and 22 at the TUC, Congress House, London. If you are a member aged 30 and under and are interested in being an NUJ delegate or you are a branch secretary and want to make a nomination, please email campaigns at

TUC voter registration packs: in partnership with Bite the Ballot, the TUC has produced packs for reps aimed at promoting registration in the workplace. You can download it from the TUC website.


The Migrants' Rights Network is looking for people prepared to act as spokespeople to the media (and other audiences) to describe the benefits of EU migration to the UK. You will get free media training in January and support. Please get in touch by emailing project co-ordinator and NUJ member, Alan Ali at


TUC guide for trades councils to the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014: download the guide on the Lobbying Act.


Intermediate Teeline shorthand: this 10-week course every Thursday from 22 January is for people with 50 wpm and who wish to revise their theory and increase their speed. More details and where to book on the NUJ website.

New dates for trade union training in 2015: latest dates of courses for reps and members in health and safety, negotiating skills, representing members, plus others can be found on the NUJ website. The full range of professional and trade union training and free workshops is also on the NUJ website. New dates in February for Getting Started as a Freelance and Pitch and Deal can be found in the professional training section.. To book training, email:

NUJ Wales training: the NUJ offers a programme of subsidised, practical courses in new media and core journalism skills, including how to build a website, how to run a campaign using social media and media law refresher sessions.

Training in Scotland: news about courses in Scotland.

Free workshops: Dealing with Setbacks: how the tough keep going, Wednesday 3 December, Bristol; Social media for beginners, Thursday 4 December, London. Book on the Federation of Entertainment Unions' website.


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