Have you noticed the dearth of female cartoonists? London Freelance branch will be hearing from Nicola Streeten, co-founder of the Laydeez Do Comics prize for graphic novels, and co-editor of the forthcoming The Inking Woman: 250 Years of Women Cartoon and Comic Artists in Britain; and Blue Lou (Twitter @blueloutter) on Monday 12 March. More information on the NUJ website.
Into the Syrian Jihad: based on her experience of writing Two Sisters, journalist and author Åsne Seierstad will be guest speaker at the Centre for Investigative Journalism on Wednesday 21 March to talk about how to report the conflict in Syria, domestic Islamic extremism and the rise of the Islamic State group. You can book for this free event on the CiJ website.You can book for this free event on the CiJ website.
The Media Democracy Festival on Saturday 17 March in London will bring together campaigners to discuss a range of issues from media racism to alternative models of media funding, ownership and control, to the running and independence of the BBC. Go to the Eventbrite website for the list of speakers and to reserve your free ticket.
Marty Baron on investigative journalism in the age of Trump: the executive editor of The Washington Post is in converstion at the Centre for Investigative Journalism on Thursday 22 March at Goldsmiths, London SE14 6AD. Go to the CiJ's Eventbrite website to book your free ticket.
War, Journalism and Whistleblowers: you can view the press conference marking the 15th anniversary of Katharine Gun’s truth-telling on Thursday 1 March at the NUJ.
A new deal for working people: this TUC march and rally on Saturday 12 May will call for more and better jobs and a more equal country. Assemble at Victoria Embankment between Hungerford Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge from 11.00, the march will move off at 12.00 to Hyde Park for a rally ending at 16.00. More information is on the TUC website.
March Against Racism: this demonstration, supported by the TUC, on Saturday 17 March from 12.00 to 15.30 will highlight the UK‘s international obligations to tackle racism and xenophobia. Assemble at Portland Place, London W1A 1AA. The list of speakers and more information can be found on the TUC website.