As part of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) campaign in support of journalists held in prisons or under threat of imprisonment in Turkey, I visited the country between 15 and 17 November. I attended two trials: other members of the EFJ’s governing board have also attended trials, and will continue to do so, in acts of solidarity. Continue reading Standing up for journalism in Turkey
Last Thursday I attended a special event at the Curve Theatre in Leicester, where the union paid tribute to the contribution of NUJ member Stephen White at a gathering of his family and friends to formally present the NUJ Gold Badge Award. The NUJ’s Honours Committee had made the unprecedented decision earlier this year to make a posthumous award of the union’s Gold Badge, demonstrating the high esteem Stephen, who tragically died last year, was held by union friends and colleagues.
The election results for the NUJ NEC to run from 2012/13 are out and so am I. I came fifth (out of seven – the eighth candidate withdrew after ballot papers had been printed it seems) and as there are only four London seats I will finish my term of office shortly.