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Active Friday 19 June


Events

Support the 12-day Newsquest strike in London: journalists in London are going on strike over cuts, pay and a staff restructuring. They say they already have huge workloads and some are paid below the London Living Wage. You can find out ways to pledge your solidarity and support for the Newsquest journalists on the NUJ website.

Palestine-based photojournalist Abed Quisini will be discussing the challenges he faced working for 17 years in the occupied West Bank. From 18.30 to 20:30, Tuesday 23 June, at Headland House, 308-312 Gray's Inn Rd, London WC1X 8DP. More details on the NUJ website.

Unfair contracts: the London Freelance Branch (LFB) is holding a meeting in Parliament, on Monday 13 July, to discuss what can be  done to protect journalists (and other authors and performers) from unfair contracts. Speakers so far confirmed: Chris Bryant, shadow culture minister, and LibDem peer, Lord Clement-Jones. More details on the LFB website.

The Centre for Investigative Journalism summer conference will take place on 2-4 July at Goldsmiths, University of London. It is UK's only investigative journalism training conference. Some of the leading journalists and trainers will be teaching: Heidi Blake (BuzzFeed); Alexa O'Brien (investigative journalist, specialising in security issues); Charles Glass (author of Syria Burning: ISIS and the Death of the Arab Spring); Tom Burgis (author of The Looting machine; Eliot Higgins (aka Brown Moses, founder of Bellingcat); and Juliana Ruhfus (Al Jazeera). Learn practical skills, network and be inspired.  NUJ members get a 10 per cent discount if they book all three days. Contact marina@tcij.org. More details on the CiJ webiste.

End Austerity Now: national demonstrations in London and Glasgow tomorrow, Saturday 20 June. Find out the details on the NUJ website.


Support

Get active in the NUJ: latest vacancies on councils and committees are on the NUJ website. The deadline for nominations is 20 July. 

Love it or Lose it: help the NUJ's campaign to defend the BBC by signing Avaaz's petition    calling on PM David Cameron and culture secretary, John Whittingdale, to protect the public sector broadcaster and provide funding to allow it to remain a strong, independent and inspiring broadcaster.


Opportunity

Ian Parry Scholarship: the deadline for the international photographic award for documentary and visual photojournalism students and freelance photographers aged 24 years and under is July 14th. More information on the scholarship's website.

Radio 5 apprenticeship: BBC North is offering a new entry-level apprenticeship position at BBC Radio 5 live. It can be a great route into a job at the BBC and combines college learning with a full-time paid job. Deadline midnight Monday 22nd June. More details on the BBC website.


Resource

Branch meetings: tips to make your branch meetings successful and sustainable can be found on the NUJ website.


Training

Professional NUJ training: upcoming courses in September include shorthand and feature writing. Browse the union’s professional training courses and book online via the NUJ website.

Union reps training: in July members can attend NUJ health and safety training. NUJ trade union training courses are listed on the NUJ website.

Training in Wales: 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. More details on NUJ Training Wales.

Training in Scotland: the full range of courses and training activities can be found on NUJ Training Scotland.

FEU training: free workshops next month: Get Fit for Freelancing (aged 30 and under), Thursday 2 July; Finance for Freelances, Friday 10 July; Running a social media campaign, Wednesday 15 July and How to shoot and edit video with an iPhone or iPad,Thursday 16 July. All in London. You can book on the FEU website. All in London.


Updates

NUJ recruitment: please forward this email to colleagues and ask them to join the NUJ online.

NUJ press cards: members can apply for or renew press cards via the dedicated page on the NUJ website.

Rate for the job: you can submit (anonymously) the rates being paid for shifts and jobs in the industry on the London Freelance Branch website.


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