Archive for July, 2011

Ethics and Murdoch

30th July, 2011

England, UK .3.5.1986. London . Wapping. Press photographer Andrew Moore carried away unconscious after being truncheoned by police during clashes with pickets outside Rupert Murdoch's News International plant. © Andrew Wiard

The shaming of Murdoch is a great opportunity for those who want to raise press standards. That’s us. But it also presents us  with a dangerous threat. Yet again we face the seemingly unanswerable question – how to bury the ethics of Wapping while still preserving the freedom of the press? If there’s one thing worse than a toothless Press Complaints Commission, it would be a replacement with draconian powers. So who will cut through this gordian knot? Not us. But we should at least do what we can to protect both the ethics, and the rights, of press photographers. Read the rest of this entry »

July Branch Newsletter

20th July, 2011

July Branch Meeting: State and Surveillance

In this month’s branch meeting  David Hoffman will talk about how the Metropolitan Police are deliberately blurring the distinction between dissent and terrorism.

2011-2013 Elections: NEC, Industrial Councils, Ethics Council, CEC, SEC, WEC

As reported in the June branch meeting there will be elections for the November 2011 to 2013  National Executive Council (NEC), Industrial Councils, Ethics Council, Continental European Council (CEC), Scottish Executive Council (SEC) and the Welsh Executive Council (WEC). Information on the relevant roles of each council is here.

Solidarity Message for Injured Belfast Journalist

The London Photographers’ Branch sends a message of solidarity and best wishes to injured NUJ member Niall Carson, who was shot in the leg while covering sectarian clashes in East Belfast on Tuesday 21 June.

July Branch Meeting: State and Surveillance

20th July, 2011

In this month’s branch meeting  David Hoffman will talk about how the Metropolitan Police are deliberately blurring the distinction between dissent and terrorism using their Forward Intelligence Teams together with the Territorial Support Group to fill state databases with information on activists, journalists they don’t like and the odd stroppy pensioner.

We will also be having summer drinks and savoury snacks.

Facebook event.

All motions for the branch meeting should be sent to the joint secretaries Larry Herman and Jason N. Parkinson prior to the meeting.

2011-2013 Elections: NEC, Industrial Councils, Ethics Council, CEC, SEC, WEC

4th July, 2011

As reported in the June branch meeting there will be elections for the November 2011 to 2013  National Executive Council (NEC), Industrial Councils, Ethics Council, Continental European Council (CEC), Scottish Executive Council (SEC) and the Welsh Executive Council (WEC). Information on the relevant roles of each council is here.

All nominations must be in by close of business on 31 August 2011. The LPB branch will be taking nominations for positions in the branch meeting on 26 July.

If you are unable to attend the meeting or decide after the branch meeting to stand for nomination please contact the joint branch secretaries, Larry Herman or Jason Parkinson for more information on how to apply.

The positions are as follows (one seat per position unless otherwise stated):

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