Archive for March, 2012

Sexism in the Media – Report & Podcast

26th March, 2012

Last week I spoke at  Where are all the Women? How to beat Sexism in the Media, a fringe event at the TUC Womens’ Conference.

In the run-up to the meeting I spoke to many of my colleagues, men and women about the topic. To be honest I was horrified by the accounts from my female colleagues about the day-to-day sexism they face.

Women are massively under represented in our industry with lower pay, less shifts, less staff positions, less security. They face discrimination for the type of work they do and are bullied and harassed by some of their male colleagues.

Read the NUJ conference report and listen to the podcast here

We plan to have a meet-up of female colleagues to talk about the issues and how they can be addressed this Friday 30th March – 7pm upstairs at the Bloomsbury Tavern.

Please email if you are planning to attend (for bar snack numbers)


March 2012 Newsletter

21st March, 2012

Tips of the Trade – Multimedia

NUJ Appeals Dale Farm Production Order

NUJ & Broadcasters Granted Judicial Review

Policing The Olympics

Tips of the Trade – Multimedia

21st March, 2012

This month’s branch meeting returns to Tips of the Trade, this time multimedia with Chryssa Panoussiadou, Lewis Whyld and Emma Dow.

Chryssa Panoussiadou is a photographer and a filmmaker based in London. She has a strong background in editorial photography and TV news production.  From 2000 and for five years she was based in Jerusalem working in Israel and the Palestinian Territories as a freelance photographer for Panos Pictures. Chryssa currently directs, produces and edits news and documentary films while photographing for various international clients. She holds an MA in Documentary Research for Film and TV (University of the Arts London).

Lewis Whyld is a Photojournalist for the Press Association. He recently won the P.A Video Journalist of the Year Award for films in which he combines photography and video.

Emma Dow is the features picture editor for the Daily Telegraph.


NUJ & Broadcasters Granted Judicial Review

18th March, 2012

On Friday afternoon, 16 March 2012, we received conformation that the application for judicial review on the Dale Farm production was accepted by the High Court.

Following the October 2011 eviction police served production orders on all professional camera teams that covered the operation at the Dale Farm Irish Travellers site at Cray’s Hill in Essex. The court orders were to deliver all the footage shot over two days. Read the rest of this entry »

Policing The Olympics

17th March, 2012

The NUJ Freelance office and London Freelance Branch has arranged a meeting with representatives from the Met police to brief journalists on arrangements for covering the Olympics. Read the rest of this entry »