Last weekend’s NEC had a heavy agenda and was the last for the outgoing council with elections now underway in some regions. However, the old NEC will continue to operate until the end of the year with meetings of the Policy, Development and Finance Committees being held in November. They will report to the new NEC at its first meeting on 6 January 2012.
On 26 July I spoke at a meeting on Murdoch organised by NUJ members and supported by the Defend the Right to Protest (DtRtP), at Conway Hall, London. Main speakers included Tony Benn, Michelle Stanistreet (NUJ general secretary) and Matt Foot, campaigning lawyer and DtRtP. I only had three minutes and here in full text of my contribution on behalf of the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom.