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Christopher Silver 20 June

By Mark Fisher | Jun 1, 2016

We’re delighted that our June meeting will feature a guest appearance by branch member Christopher Silver, talking about his book Demanding Democracy: The Case for a Scottish Media, with a discussion chaired by Joyce McMillan.

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16 May Women in power – women in the media

By Mark Fisher | May 6, 2016

At this month’s meeting we’ll be focusing on the voice of women in journalism and in society at large. We’ll be taking into account the intake of the new Scottish parliament, looking at how cuts are having a disproportionate effect on women and considering ways to achieve a better gender balance in public and professional…

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Life member Gordon Smith

By Mark Fisher | Apr 26, 2016

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. Photographs © Nick McGowan-Lowe (07774 438935) www.nml.uk.com  

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Monday 16 May

By Mark Fisher | Apr 26, 2016

7PM Film Guild Room Filmhouse 88 Lothian Road Edinburgh EH3 9BZ 0131 228 6382

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Monday 25 April meeting

By Mark Fisher | Apr 7, 2016

We’re having the next meeting a week later than normal on Monday 25 April, which will allow us time to get reports on the NUJ’s delegate meeting and the STUC meeting.

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Conference on investigative journalism

By Mark Fisher | Mar 25, 2016

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.

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Monday 14 March: Tim Dawson visit

By Mark Fisher | Feb 28, 2016

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.

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15 Feb Whistleblowers and journalism

By Mark Fisher | Jan 27, 2016

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.

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Monday 15 February

By Mark Fisher | Jan 19, 2016

Details to follow

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