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NUJ Active, Friday 3 July


Support the Newsquest strikers: journalists in London and the south east have been on strike for up to 10 days because of job cuts and poor pay. If you or your branch can make a contribution, please contact Andrew at  Read about the Newsquest strikes on the NUJ website

Love it or Lose it:sign the Bectu petition to John Whittingdale, Culture Secretary, to stop the BBC being killed off. Read the NUJ campaign page to see how you can get involved. #LoveitorLose itBBC

Save Freedom of Photography:the freedom to take pictures in public places is under attack from the European Parliament. Find out more and sign the petition. #saveFoP


Protest against George Osborne's budget: the People's Assembly (PA) is calling a national day of protests against austerity on Wednesday 8 July. Find out where and when on the PA website.

Tolpuddle Martyrs' festival and rally:take part in a family-friendly event of music, poetry, debates and stalls, 17-19 July, to commemorate the Dorset agricultural workers sentenced to penal transportation for setting up a trade union. How to book and the full programme on the event website

Eyes Left: visual culture, the labour movement and the left. Join NUJ member and cartoonist Martin Rowson on Thursday 16 July, at the Marx Memorial Library. More details on the library website.

Dos and don'ts of development photography: follow #DevPix  and join a Twitter chat on Thursday July 9 between 14.00 and 15.00 to discuss the issues surrounding development photography and share best practice.


Who are the journalists? Please complete the Press Gazette's anonymous and confidential survey so we can find out what journalists do, what they get paid, whether they act ethically and what they think of their employers.


FOI training: do you want to learn how to use the Freedom of Information Act? The Campaign for Freedom of Information is running a course on Tuesday 7 July, from 09:45 to 17:00. You can book a place online.

Professional NUJ training: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 include 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.


BBC communications trainees: check the BBC website if you have an interest in developing a career in communications/PR.


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.

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