National Union of Journalists Calendar

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On Wednesday 16 May, Bidisha will launch her book Beyond the Wall: Writing a Path Through Palestine with a panel debate about the challenges, rewards and responsibilities of international journalism.

{jcomments on}The event will discuss how to avoid sensationalism, describe complex social and political events with depth, nuance and clarity, reflect long consequences as well as dramatic incidents and give a voice to ordinary people who bear the brunt of international events but are often unheard. To RSVP please call 020 370 9990 or email

Camden trades council have organised a public meeting entitled The Media at 6.30pm on Tuesday 22 May with Michelle Stanistreet – NUJ, Louisa Bull – Unite, Angela Phillips – Goldsmiths College. For more details contact: Nicola Seyd or visit the Camden trade council website here

Stop the War Coalition has announced a special evening of words and music on Friday 25 May called Don’t Iraq Iran. The event will feature actors Mark Rylance and Kika Markham, musician Brian Eno, Iranian filmmaker Amir Amirani, montage artists Peter Kennard and Cat Phillips. There will be piano music from Alberto Portugheis, songs from Julie Felix and a special appearance from Roger Lloyd Pack. The evening begins with Tony Benn and Roy Bailey. To book tickets go here

The NUJ is supporting the Reinventing our democracy debate on Saturday 26 May at Croke Park in Dublin. Individuals and organizations from civil society will explore new ideas as the economic crisis deepens. More details here

The TUC Grassroots conference in London on Saturday 26 May aims to bring together activists, campaigners and organisers, providing a space to share practical ideas on campaigning effectively, building membership organisations and communicating. More details here

The May meeting of the London Photographers’ Branch will be Olympic Concerns: Preparing Photographers for London 2012, a discussion and debate with Bindmans Lawyer Chez Cotton on Tuesday 29 May. The event will discuss what journalists are likely to face over the coming months – from terror laws and the imminent Protection of Freedom law, to private security and military personnel – and how we can be best prepared as the capital braces for the Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympic Games. More details here

The Brussels branch is hosting an event on New Ways to Make Journalism Pay at the Brussels Press Club on Wednesday 13 June at 6pm. More details here

NUJ 60+ has been launched to bring together older members of the NUJ. They want to find out about member’s concerns and priorities via an online survey. You can complete the survey here

The 2012 TUC health and safety representatives survey is now available and can be filled in on-line here

The government want to collect and keep information on all of us about who we call, text and email, and which websites we visit – they won’t need a warrant or reason. Help protect privacy and help us hit the target of 175,000 signatures today – sign the 38 Degrees campaign petition here

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