Shedding the light

It seemed inevitable that the maverick and totally unlawful behavior of the News International journalists involved in the illegal hacking of mobile phones would draw the most headlines following the publication on 24 February of the Culture Select Committee’s report...

What future the PCC?

The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) did itself no favours last week when it published it’s ‘no action’ decision on Jan Moir’s article in the Mail attacking the late Stephen Gately. My colleague and chair of the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom appeared on...

More action on Mordechai

The recent meeting of the NEC’s policy committee has agreed to back a campaign of support for Mordechai Vanunu, an honorary member of the NUJ, who served 18 years in prison for revealing Israel’s secret nuclear programme. As I recently reported, he has been placed...

It’s Policy time

Last Thursday’s meeting of the policy committee (PC) was the first for the new NEC.  The agenda was lengthy because the remit of the committee is very wide ranging – from parliamentary and TUC matters to international – the International Federation of...