NUJ Press & PR


NUJ PR & Communications branch
c/o NUJ HQ 72 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NB.
0207843 3700.

PR & Communications Branch Organiser: Fiona Swarbrick 0207 843 3729

Chair: John Millington

Branch Secretary: Mark Whitehead 07906720141

Branch Treasurer: Carmel McHenry

Auditors: Charles Harkness & Mick Holder

Newsletter Editor: Lisa Browne

Membership and Recruitment/Retention Officer: Mark Whitehead

Branch Equality Officer: Carmel McHenry 0207 226 5501

Welfare Officer and DM Convenor: Debbie Cavaldoro

Sector NEC member: Sian Jones

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Future branch meetings 2017

New Venue until further notice: London Welsh Centre, 157-163 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8UE. The building is fully accessible. The nearest tube/station is King's Cross/St Pancras International.

Meetings: Wednesdays 6.30pm 11 October, 8 November.


NEW Record number of journalists jailed as Turkey, China, Egypt pay scant price for repression
Thursday, December 14, 2017
For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world’s worst jailers--Turkey, China, and Egypt--into improving the bleak climate for press freedom. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser
NEW Interns are people too
Friday, December 08, 2017
In the PR world we often use the phrase "we're a people business", yet, in parallel, we hear about PR companies exploiting young people with unpaid work experience and internships designed to "open doors" to a career in communications.
NEW Six-week consultation starts on new rules which allow UK state to spy on journalists and their sources
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Ministers have begun consulting on new surveillance powers which include the right to grab information in order to identify journalists’ sources.
German parties want lobbyist registry, may mandate hack reports
Thursday, November 16, 2017
BERLIN (Reuters) - German parties exploring a coalition government agreed on Tuesday to set up a mandatory registry of lobbyists and may require private firms to disclose breaches of cyber defences, according to a draft paper on security seen by Reuters.
Brexit debate: Some ministers are 'not fond' of workers' rights, warns senior Tory MP Ken Clarke
Thursday, November 16, 2017
It came as the Government avoided any serious backbench rebellion after a series of amendments to the bill were voted down by MPs in the Commons on Wednesday evening
So, you want my job? Media relations manager (campaigns), Network Rail
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
PRWeek takes a sidelong look at recruitment in public sector comms. Do you fancy Donna Mitchell's job as media relations manager (campaigns) at Network Rail?
Journalists set up Second Source group to tackle harassment
Friday, November 03, 2017
UK women’s network gains cross-party political support for mission to encourage change across media industry
Why PR agencies and their spin should be the subject of greater scrutiny
Sunday, October 29, 2017
It was one of the biggest and best-known British PR agencies around. So when Bell Pottinger came crashing down earlier this year, you could be forgiven for wondering why it hadn’t prepared a better crisis strategy to deal with the fall-out.