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The NUJ's equality officer has warned that cutbacks at local media companies are damaging community relations, leaving a vacuum that can be exploited by extremists.
The work of photographers was under threat from the Metropolitan Police, a union conference in London was told yesterday.
The NUJ has launched an alternative awards scheme for the regional media in Britain and Ireland.
Regional Press Awards winners for 2009 include a photographer from the Yorkshire Post where NUJ members took 13 days of strike action to oppose compulsory cuts in the photography department.
Thousands of journalists at the BBC are to hold two national one-day strikes to protest about compulsory redundancies.
The NUJ's women's conference has called on the union to do more to encourage women to get involved in its decision making.
Trinity Mirror’s 2008 figures show that, despite the downturn, the company still made operating profits of over £145 million – of which £68 million came from local media.
Journalists across Britain and Ireland are this stepping up the battle against redundancies, with hundreds of NUJ members taking industrial action and thousands being balloted to join in.
Over 70 people gathered in London last night to honour this year's students who are being supported by the George Viner Memorial Fund.
More than 800 journalists across Britain and Ireland are gearing up for industrial action to oppose job cuts and defend quality journalism.