Journalist Gordon Smith receiving his life membership from the National Union of Journalists at a meeting of Edinburgh Freelance Branch on Monday 25 April. Gordon was the branch’s very first treasurer in 1964 and is still writing today.
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The Ferret, an innovative investigative media project launched in Scotland last year, is collaborating with the University of Strathclyde to run its first ever conference on investigative journalism on Saturday April 23 in Glasgow. Continue reading
At our next meeting we’ll have a visit from former branch member Tim Dawson, just before he takes over the presidency of the NUJ at April’s Delegate Meeting. It’d be good if we could give him a big attendance to make him welcome. Continue reading
I’m delighted to announce a special meeting coming up next month.
Whistleblowers and journalism: blurred lines?
Whistleblowing is very much in the news, with inside leaks often playing a significant role in exposing corporate and government bodies to proper media scrutiny. Continue reading
Details to follow
Branch officers 2016
Chair: Joyce McMillan
Vice-chair: Simon Barrow
Secretary: Mark Fisher
Membership secretary: Andy Moore
Treasurer: Joyce McMillan
Training: Bob Smyth
Edinburgh Trade Union Council rep: Simon Barrow
Welfare: Paul Cockburn
Student rep: Alex Shaw
Auditor 1: Simon Barrow
Auditor 2: Rob Edwards
Neil Findlay MSP and Lucy Parker, artist filmmaker.
Wednesday 10th February 2016, 6pm – 8pm
‘Do we have a policing and justice system that treats everyone the same, irrespective of class, status, colour, religion or political persuasion, or do we have one that picks out individuals and groups for special treatment because they challenge the prevailing orthodoxy or threaten, even in a tiny way, the grip that those in positions of power have on our economy and society?’
Neil Findlay in Spycops debate, Scottish Parliament Continue reading
Happy new year, everyone.
Our first branch meeting of the year will be a busy and important one. It’s our annual general meeting when we elect the various office holders. Continue reading