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Initiatives promoting public interest journalism and broadcasting were discussed and Siobhan Holliman moved a motion on the Future of Media Commission.
A major seminar on the future of journalism in Ireland, hosted by the Irish Executive Council has been rescheduled and will take place on on Saturday 22 October.
Séamus Dooley, NUJ Irish Secretary, issues a statement on the publication of the report of the Future of Media Commission and the Irish government's response to it.
“We are effectively going to read a report and the death notice for the Future of Media Commission at the same time,” said Irish Secretary Séamus Dooley
The union has written to the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media, Catherine Martin, seeking publication of the report of the Future of Media Commission.
The week’s early evening debates started by discussing the union’s roadmap to protect public interest journalism.
The Irish government’s Commission on the Future of Media will consider the NUJ's proposals for media recovery and reform in support of public interest journalism.
The NUJ's Irish secretary has called on Iconic Newspapers to match its call for Irish government support with a change in its own attitude towards trade union recognition.
NUJ urges a radical rethink of funding for public interest journalism.
Cross-party politicians call for union to be represented on the new body established by the Irish government.