Wednesday, April 14, 2010

He's behind you...

Spoke at the excellent Hostile Reconnaissance pre-election rally last night organised by the London Photographers' Branch and I'm A Photographer Not A Terrorist campaign. There's a good report of the meeting on Jon Slattery's blog.

Calls for prospective parliamentary candidates to back rights for journalists also form an essential part of the union's Make Your Vote Count campaign which we launched yesterday. Get involved and question those candidates. Make them work for your vote.

Yesterday morning I was one of four judges for the periodicals category of the Amnesty International Media Awards. Once again the entries were excellent but we've picked some excellent winners. Who are they? You'll just have to wait and see on 1 June like everyone else.

Saturday I was MC for the rally to defend public services and the welfare state organised by the National Pensioners Convention in Trafalgar Square. Thanks to Jonathan Warren for this pic.

I've also sent the official
ballot letter to Johnston Press, have had meetings with the International News Safety Institute, the Federation of Entertainment Unions and a phone conference with unions from the International Federation of Journalists as well as a host of internal meetings to plan future campaigns and activities. Look out for an announcement on one of them in the next 48 hours...

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