Archive for January, 2012

(January Newsletter)*

25th January, 2012

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January Branch Meeting/AGM – In The Eye of Leveson

23rd January, 2012

Tuesday 31 January 2012, 6pm at Headland House will host the third NUJ London Photographers’ Branch Annual Delegate Meeting. We will also be holding branch nominations for the new National Executive Position (NEC) Photographers’ Seat and we will be passing an important motion on the Leveson Inquiry, calling for a nation wide UK Press Card Code of Conduct.

In the first part of the meeting we are very privileged to have Nigel Dickinson travelling over from Paris to discuss privacy law in France and its effect on photography and reporting. We also have the NUJ Senior Campaigns and Communications Officer Sarah Kavanagh, taking time out of her busy schedule to talk to the branch about what the union has being doing about the Leveson Inquiry. With the NUJ being a core participant, Sarah has been working with Michelle Stanistreet and can fill us in on the latest developments and what we can expect next. Read the rest of this entry »

NEC and NUJ Council Casual Vacancies

23rd January, 2012

Nominations for the the remaining Casual Vacancies on the National Executive Council (NEC), Ethic Council, Industrial and Executive Councils are to be in taken by end-of business on Friday 27 January 2012. These voluntary committee positions are for two years starting from January 2012. Each position is one seat unless otherwise stated.

Please contact joint secretary Jason N. Parkinson is you are interested in being nominated for a position.

The vacancies are as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

Archant iwitness24 Rights Grab

18th January, 2012

Newspaper and magazine publisher Archant, with profits of over £2.6 million, has announced a major new initiative aimed at encouraging its readers to submit photos for publication and syndication.  Their iwitness24 scheme is described as giving “users the chance to share their news, photos and videos”, and appears to be offering contributors the opportunity to profit from an international syndication scheme. Read the rest of this entry »

2012 LPB AGM and NEC Photographers’ Seat Elections

11th January, 2012

The Tuesday 31 January 2012 London Photographers’ Branch meeting will host two important events.

First, it is the LPB AGM* where we elect our committee members & discuss the work of the branch for the coming year.

With the prospect of tighter restrictions resulting from the Leveson Inquiry, we will also be having an introduction by Paris based photographer Nigel Dickinson about the impact of Privacy Law on photography in France. Read the rest of this entry »