More from Greece as journalists take action

Below is a statement from the executive board of the Journalists’ union of Athens daily newspapers (the union in Thrace and Macedonia follows the same line). Industrial actions are foreseen as follows: 1.   Thursday 29 September, 6 hours stoppage from 17:00 to...

Greece – more pain but who gains?

Earlier this week at the meeting of the European Federation of Journalists steering committee in Brussels, we were updated by the delegate from the Greek journalists’ union on the impact of the severe austerity measures on journalists and other media workers. Salaries...

The NUJ at the Trades Union Congress

Last week’s TU Congress (12 – 14 September) was a ‘dumbed down’ affair. It was held in London with reduced delegations from the unions – the NUJ had three instead of five. The idea to hold it in London with reduced delegations, was an attempt to stop moves to make the...

Alarming attack on journalism

In Canada, the Quebec government’s proposal to create legislation that would define who is a professional journalist is first going to have to undergo public scrutiny, reported the National Post and TheSuburban.com. Public meetings will be held in 10 cities over...