Film Screening and Talk: Blacklisting and Police Surveillance

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

Women’s STUC report

By Claire Sawers

There were six women repping for the NUJ at this event in Caird Hall in Dundee on November 2nd and 3rd, including myself and Mary Lockhart from the Edinburgh freelance branch.

Over two days we listened to more than 30 motions covering a wide range of issues, including Women in Sport, Mental Health in the Workplace, Continue reading

Touchy-feely Networking with the Personal Touch

 

Paul F Cockburn reports on October’s Freelance Salon presented by the NUJ London Freelance Branch.

No one on the fifth-floor of Headland House last Thursday evening was likely to argue with writer Hina Pandya when she pointed out that “the freelance world (of journalism) is changing.” Indeed, everyone (well, at least the half-dozen people I had time to speak with) at London’s first NUJ Freelance Salon was there to “get ideas” about how to continue making a living in the profession – whether they’d been in the industry for decades or had just joined the NUJ the week before. Continue reading