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10 June, 2016

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Take part in consultations on media/police relations and being a freelance, book to hear the former GCHQ chief on how safe your communications are and young members can sign up to a free careers event and networking lunch.

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Police/media relations: does your work involve liaison with the police, or perhaps you are a police press officer? If so, can you help the NUJ put together its submission to the College of Policing consultation on its new police/media guidelines. Please contact with your observations; it could make all the difference to your dealings with the police.

Are you freelancing? If so, please fill please complete the confidential, online National Council for the Training of Journalists research survey so we can have a better understanding about the working lives of NUJ freelance members.

All Party Parliamentary Group inquiry on social mobility: journalism has been described as one of the most exclusive of professions. If you think class has been barrier to a career in the media, can you contact to inform our submission to the inquiry.

Journalists at risk: please take part in this European Federation of Journalists survey to assess the risks facing journalists across the 47 Council of Europe countries.


How safe are your communications? Placing secret intelligence gathering under the rule of law: NUJ event with speakers David Omand, former GCHQ chief, and Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, at 18.00, Monday 27 June, King's College, London University. Book your place on the Eventbrite website.

The Freelance Network, Manchester: come along if you are a freelance member of Manchester & Salford branch. This quarterly event, on Wednesday 29 June,  at the Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess St M1 6DD, includes a discussion on training needs and events. 

Film producer Tony Garnett, whose work includes Up the Junction, Cathy Come Home and Kes, will be discussing his memoir, The Day the Music Died, at a Wakefield Unity+Works event on Saturday 16 July, 14.00 to 17.00.  See here for more details and to book a ticket. There will also be a celebration of the life and work of Kes author Barry Hines.

The People’s Refugees Summit: the No to Racism, Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism national conference will take place in London on Saturday 8 October. More details about the conference are available on the Stand Up to Racism website.


Preserve the BBC News Channel and BBC World News: sign this petition to tell BBC management not to close the channel or merge it with BBC World News. Read the NUJ briefing.

Free workshop & careers advice for young members

Five strategies for careers success: this event and networking lunch for young members will support your career, provide an opportunity to meet fellow creatives and show you the options Federation of Entertainment Unions training provides for freelances. Place are limited, book your place here.

Free workshops: including how to use social media effectively. This one-day course on Wednesday 6 July, in London, shows you how you get started and use social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, as a valuable business tool. Book on the FEU website.

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