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Save Doctor Who and protest against the BBC cuts: join Doctor Who fans and stars from the show at Broadcasting House in Langham Place, London W1A 1AA between 12.30 to 13.30 on Monday 23 November. Speakers include former Time Lord Peter Davison, Sophie Aldred and Bertie Carvel. Or join the demo tomorrow (Saturday) outside Brighton's Theatre Royal at 10.30 to 14.30. You can order badges from and download the Dr Who Poster and our three BBC cartoons

Freelances & photographers: NUJ event to Boost your income and raise your professional profile. This one-day conference in London, on January 16, will provide a series of free workshops to help you revitalise your career by adding new skills to match the demands of the market or find novel ways to promote your work. It will give freelances, seasoned or fledgling, and those thinking of leaving a staff job, essential tips to be successful. Please register your interest at

Young and student members: the NUJ's event, All you need to know to launch a career in the media industry will be held in London on Saturday 30 January. Speakers include Harriet Minter, editor of the Guardian’s Women in Leadership section, Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, and Alex Wood, the launch editor of Tech City News and editor-in-chief of The Memo. There will be sessions on how to make contacts, pitch your ideas and get paid properly and how to raise your professional profile through social media.

The Trinity Mirror takeover and journalism's future in Wales: the Media Reform Coalition and Cardiff University's School of Journalism are hosting a meeting to discuss the buy-out of Local World and its implication for media plurality on Thursday 26 November from 17:30 to 19:30. List of speakers and how to book on Eventbrite

Google News Lab workshop: this free workshop for NUJ freelance members, from 10.00 to 14.00 on Thursday 4 February, includes sessions on how Google tools  can be used to help journalists research, report and visualise a story and how to integrate imagery and organise data to create compelling interactives. Places are limited, sign up now at

Young members' month

New media and communication start-ups: our first NUJ Young Workers' event on Wednesday 25 November for students (of all ages) or young members (30 and under) aims to launch a network of young people working within the new media industry and communication start-ups. More details, list of speaks and how to book on the Eventbrite page.

Free Workshop: the Federation of Entertainments Union is putting on a session of Get the best deal: how to pitch for work and get paid properly, on Wednesday 25 November, in London. You can reserve your place on the FEU website.

TUC Young Workers' Conference
: the NUJ can send four delegates to this weekend event starting on Saturday 9 April. To qualify the member must be aged 30 or under. Ask your branch to nominate you and contact


Yemen: the International Federation of Journalists is launching a solidarity fund for journalists in Yemen who are in desperate need of help. This year, 10 journalists have been killed and 16 remain held captive by Houthi rebels. More details on the IFJ website.

End impunity for crimes targeting journalists: ask your MP to sign the early day motion supporting our campaign to hold countries to account when media workers die; last year 118 media workers were killed, yet just one in 10 of these killings have been investigated. You can email your MP via the Write to Them website.


December's professional courses: How to Build a Website and Boosting your Income with Book Publishing. You can find out more details and reserve your place on the NUJ website training page. 

Free workshops
: the Federation of Entertainment Union's courses are free for NUJ members. In London, Write that Book and Get It Published, Thursday 26 November and Tools for Goal Setting, Friday 11 December. In Newcastle, Blogging for Creative Freelances, Friday 4 December. More details and how to reserve your place on the FEU website.

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