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Reporting Poverty: the film premiere at Manchester May Day Festival


Saturday 29 April 2017

13:00 start for the Reporting Poverty campaign film. May Day activities take place all weekend.

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Manchester Mechanics Centre, Mary Quaile Room, 103 Princess St, Manchester M1 6DD


The premiere of the promotional film for our Reporting Poverty campaign made by young people at Reporters' Academy.

The film inspires debate on how poverty is reported in the UK media and asks political activists, journalists, campaigners - many who've experienced poverty themselves - how the subject should be tackled.

It is made at Salford-based Reporters' Academy, a media production company run by young people and integrated into the world of media, education and employment, giving us the opportunity to introduce these young people, many who have experienced poverty themselves, to the NUJ and to trade unionism.

How workers experiencing poverty are represented in our media should be a concern not just to journalists and NUJ members but to all trade unionists. The people represented are our sources, they're our listeners, viewers, readers and, significantly, they're our fellow workers.

We hope this campaign will spark a discussion and challenge the language of skivers and strivers to instead highlight the valuable contribution people living in poverty contribute to our communities.

Manchester and Salford branch

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Rachel Broady

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