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22 July, 2016


Turkish journalist and human rights reporter Umit Ozturk is the NUJ Brighton & Sussex branch meeting's guest speaker at 19.00 on Wednesday 27 July at the Craft Beer Company, Upper North Street, Brighton. He will talk about the threats against freedom of press in Turkey.

Four Pound Film Club: the NUJ Salford & Manchester branch will be screening Men at Lunch on Wednesday 27 July, at the Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade, 35-39 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JG. More details on the NUJ website.

Blacklisting, Bullying, Whistleblowing & Police Surveillance: the Blacklist Support Group is holding a two-day event starting noon Friday 16 September at the University of Greenwich. Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, and John Hendy QC will join a range of speakers including union leaders, politicians and activists. Put these dates in your diary, more details to follow.

Go Google: the NUJ is hosting two free half-day workshops run by Google News Labs which will demonstrate how to use Google tools to research, report and present a story. It will cover advanced search and image search, maps, Google trends and will introduce you to video and creating short formats.

Sign up for the workshop at Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, onTuesday 6 September 2016 from 11.00-15.30 on the Eventbrite site.

Sign up for the workshop in Cardiff on Tuesday 25 October from 11:00 to 15:00 at the Chapter Arts Centre, 40 Market Road, Cardiff CF5 1QE on the Eventbrite site.


Press Council of Ireland: members are being asked to put themselves forward for a three-year term on the industry’s watchdog. Deadline for submissions is noon Monday 5 September. More details on the NUJ website.


Take action

Save our sources: sign, support and share the Press Gazette petition about the Investigatory Powers Bill which will allow state surveillance of every step of a journalistic investigation in the digital world. Put pressure on politicians to amend the bill. It is being debated in the Lords and will go back to the Commons for final sign-off after the summer recess.

Agence France Presse has been condemned for demanding its photographic stringers outside France sign unacceptable contracts. They want to profit by stealing workers' rights. The International Federation of Journalists and NUJ have called for an immediate revision of these contracts and are advising photographers not to sign them. Please sign the IFJ and LabourStart petition and join the campaign on twitter #AFPwrong

Free workshops

As a member of the NUJ you are eligible to attend free Federation of Entertainment Union workshops including Making an impact through non-verbal communication on Wednesday 3 August; 5 Strategies for Success to help your career, Wednesday 10 August; and Write that Book and Get It Published, Thursday 18 August, all in London. Find out more on the FEU website.

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