NUJ Press & PR

Officers


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



Email
Please help build our branch database by sending your email address to: nujppr@googlemail.com



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.

From the NEC up


Barry White NEC London region Tue, 9 Feb, 2010
United together against Section 44

It’s not just professional photographers, including NUJ members, who are angry about the use of Section 44 to prevent photographers going about their work. Many who took part in the Trafalgar Square demonstration on Saturday 23 January were, what you might, call ‘hobby photographers’ and their anger was well expressed in the current edition of Steam Railway. Writing in this month’s edition, editor Danny Hopkins notes that ‘Our right to pursue our hobby unhindered has found support in a variety of quarters, culminating at the European Court of Human Rights in January, when a ruling against Section 44 (the law which gives the police the right to stop and search) was made. If that ruling stands (the Government is to appeal against it) the next time you are approached by an overzealous official, in whatever uniform and asked to stop taking photographs or notes, without grounds for suspicion’ it will be then, not you, breaking the law. Good, eh? But frankly, it is quite extraordinary that it should have come to this. Britain and the US are the self-appointed upholders of liberty and freedom and yet are own citizens have had to take the case for liberty and freedom to Strasbourg to get a result…’

Our photographer members have blazed the way in this campaign and it’s great to see strong alliances being built with others outside our union who share a common interest in defending our liberties and hard won rights!


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