Upcoming events – support journalists & defend journalism

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May 1, 2017 by NUJMcrSalford

Exiled journalists benefit gig:

Kirsty McGee – The Quiet One – Weimar – Trev Meaney – Genevieve Walsh – and others …

… supporting journalists and defending journalism

Come along to our gig raising essential funds to help exiled journalists at Manchester and Salford NUJ branch so they can start to work again, or if going through the legal process, simply to survive. Tickets are available now. amittappeal2

Manchester and Salford branch is the hub for the NUJ’s Exiled Journalists Network supporting journalists who’ve sought refuge in the UK because their lives have been put in peril while working in their home countries. Some of the union’s exiled members have been tortured and imprisoned. Some have been granted refugee status, while the union is also supporting those who are still navigating the difficult legal process that all asylum seekers have to go through.

For more information visit the Exiled Journalists Network

Date: Saturday, May 13

Venue: The Waldorf 12 Gore Street Manchester M1 3AQ

Start time: 19:30

Cost: £5 regular waged, £3 low-waged, £10 solidarity ticket


Reporting Poverty Conference 2017:

A dedicated academic conference and social justice event focusing on how poverty is reported internationally. The event will include a range of papers looking at historic and contemporary reporting of poverty. The NUJ film made with Reporters’ Academy will be screened as part of the event in a panel discussion with contributors from the Academy, the NUJ and Church Action on Poverty. reportingpovertyguidelines2

Date: Friday May 5

Venue: Liverpool John Moores University Screen School, Brownlow Hill, L3 5UG

Cost: Free


Branch meeting and film screenings:

We’ll screen our Reporting Poverty campaign at the next branch meeting.

The film inspires debate on how poverty is reported in the UK media and asks political activists, journalists, campaigners – many who’ve experienced poverty themselves – how the subject should be tackled.

It is made at Salford-based Reporters’ Academy, a media production company run by young people and integrated into the world of media, education and employment, giving us the opportunity to introduce these young people, many who have experienced poverty themselves, to the NUJ and to trade unionism.

How workers experiencing poverty are represented in our media should be a concern not just to journalists and NUJ members but to all trade unionists. The people represented are our sources, they’re our listeners, viewers, readers and, significantly, they’re our fellow workers.

We hope this campaign will spark a discussion and challenge the language of skivers and strivers to instead highlight the valuable contribution people living in poverty contribute to our communities.

We’ll then show Banging Out, an oral history documentary made by primary school pupils, discussing Fleet Street’s history and the Wapping dispute, with a panel discussion with (TBC) trade unionists currently engaged in industrial action.

Date: Saturday May 27

Venue: Three Minute Theatre Afflecks Arcade 35-39 Oldham Street Manchester, M1 1JG

Start time: 14:00 – film followed by a panel discussion

Cost: £4 to cover licence fee and venue costs

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