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Friday 16 November

Dear member,

Welcome to NUJ Active,

This week we are launching a new set of issue-based posters designed by David Woods which can be downloaded as A4 or A3 and used as recruitment materials or for a chapel or branch campaign.

Dear Member,

© david woods


No Stone Unturned: special London screening at the NUJ of the story of the murder of six people at the Heights Bar, Loughinsland in 1994 and the subsequent cover-up. Since the film was released, NUJ members Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey have been arrested in connection with the investigation and will speak after the event on Thursday 6 December. More details and how to book on the NUJ website

Women, the miners' strike and the media: this CPBF(North) & NUJ Newcastle branch public meeting on Thursday 22 November will explore the media coverage of the miners' strike, the role of women and and the call for a public inquiry into the policing at Orgreave on June 18, 1984. Go to the NUJ website to see the list of speakers and book your free ticket.

Inside Investigative Journalism: how can it pay the bills for a freelance? London Freelance Branch is hosting an evening session on Thursday 29 November in London with expert investigative journalists Meirion Jones and Paul Lashmar. To find out more and to book your place, go to the NUJ website.

Why are only around 10 per cent of sports journalists women? This event on Thursday 13 December, organised by NUJ Training Wales, Cardiff Metropolitan University and Chwarae Teg, will bring together academics, media commissioners, industry experts, journalists and trade unionists to discuss the role of women in sports journalism and learn from one another. For more details and to book your ticket, go to the Eventbrite webiste.

National unity demonstration against fascism and racism: this TUC-supported demonstration in London tomorrow, Saturday 17 November, starting at 12 noon, aims to be a public statement against the rise of racist and xenophobic attacks directed against some of the most vulnerable members of our communities. Find out more on the TUC website. Unite West Midlands is providing a coach to the march, for timetable and more information go to the Eventbrite website.

Stand up to Racism  marches, supported by the STUC, in Edinburgh and Glasgow will take place on Saturday 25 November. More details on the Unison website.

Fighting misinformation: the launch of the London School of Economics Truth, Trust and Technology Commission report is on Tuesday 20 November at 18.30. The commission has been working to identify structural causes of media misinformation and set out a framework for strategic policy. Go to the department of media and communications website for speakers and more details

Trump, Putin & the Great Brexit Robbery: join this Byline event for an evening of cross-party discussion, revelations, updates and calls to action with investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr and MPs Tom Watson and Damian Collins, chaired by journalist Peter Jukes and with special guests on Tuesday 27 November in London. Find out more on the Eventbrite website.

Elle is holding a weekend of immersive fashion, beauty experiences and talks from inspiring celebrities, designers and thought leaders from Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December at London's Saatchi Gallery. Speakers include: journalist Afua Hirsch; blogger Chidera Eggerue aka The Slumflower; BBC presenters Mishal Husain; podcaster Emma Gannon and author of Little Black Book, a Toolkit for Working Women, Otegha Uwagba. Go to the Eventbrite website to find out more and get your 10% discount by using the code NUJ10.

Celebrating International Labour Organisation (ILO) standards: how does Britain compare? Next year is the hundredth anniversary of the ILO and this event, organised by the Institute of Employment Rights, in London on Wednesday 5 December at 09:30 to 16:00 wiill ask how its core principles and rights for workers can be ensured as we enter a post-Brexit world. Go to the Eventbrite website for the list of speakers and to book your ticket.

gal-dem magazine founder Liv Little is in conversation with journalist Afua Hirsch on Thursday 7 January at 18.30 at The Groucho Club, London. Find out more on the Media Society website.

NUJ commission: guidelines on reporting Islamophobia

The NUJ and the Scottish Parliament's cross-party group on tackling Islamophobia are commissioning guidelines for journalists on how best to report on Muslim issues. Freelance members who have experience of reporting on religious or ethical issues are invited to apply.
The deadline for applications is noon on Friday 30 November and they should be emailed to The NUJ reserves the right not to engage any of the applicants at the end of the process. The deadline for the draft publication is Friday 22 February. The work will be reviewed by a panel headed by Professor Peter Hopkins of Newcastle University. The publication should be around 3,000 words, with a shorter condensed set of guidelines of 800 words, similar in format to the NUJ's guidelines for reporting race. The final work will be distributed in print and digital formats.

Workshops, webinars & training

The NUJ provides free training for reps to help them be effective and confident in their role. This includes: the three-stage reps' programme and health and safety rep training; courses for learning and equality reps; sessions on pensions; advance negotiating skills and advanced representation; on organising and recruitment; and on how to deal with bullying and harassment. Go to the diary of courses to find dates for London, Manchester, Glasgow and Cardiff. Download Your handy guide to NUJ reps' training. Any queries, email Still places left on the Health & Safety rep stage 1 in London on Tuesday 4 December.

NUJ Training Wales has an exciting programme of workshops, on-line courses and events. Full list on the Welsh training website.

NUJ Training Scotland has a programme of class-based courses and online modules to help journalists with their professional development. This month: Scots law for journalists and PR/Media awareness. Full list on the Scottish training website.

Free professional training workshops: sign on at the Federation of Entertainment Unions' training website and as a member of the NUJ you will be able to take part a range of free workshops, webinars and online courses. Latest courses in London, Birmingham and Bristol will help you improve your presentation skills, maximise the potential of technology for work and manage your finances as a freelance. Find out more and book your place on the FEU website.

Survey on online abuse

The International Federation of Journalists has compiled a survey to monitor online harassment against women journalists. Both men and women are welcome to help us evaluate the scale of the problem. The survey is anonymous and confidential and the results will be released on Friday 23 November before the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls on Sunday 25 November.

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