The January branch meeting will include our Annual General Meeting, a talk and discussion about crowd-funding, an International Report, and the usual monthly branch business (which will include a brief report on the Government’s latest attempts to seriously weaken copyright legislation).
Can you help to build the LPB? At the Annual General Meeting the branch will be voting for the committee members we want to represent us over the coming year. If we are to build on our successes, it is crucial that we elect a strong and broad-based committee to share the workload. With our current chair, Jess Hurd, standing down, after making a massive contribution over the branch’s first three years, we need new members to step forward to help deal with branch business and organise our monthly meetings.
If you are thinking of standing but would like to talk to someone about it, please contact one of the current committee. Even if you don’t want to stand yourself, please come along and vote.
Any full branch member can be nominated for a position. Although Temporary and Student members cannot hold a formal position, in the past we have had both co-opted onto the committee.
Journalist and filmmaker Leah Borromeo will be speaking about crowd-funding. Leah has worked as deputy foreign editor at Sky News, Channel 4 News and APTN; among the publications she contributes to are the Index on Censorship, the British Journal of Photography and Juxtapoz. She films for NGOs, social movements and factual programmes across the developing world from Haiti to Gaza to Pakistan and Iran. She is currently directing a feature documentary with Dartmouth Films on Indian farmer suicides and fashion.
Larry Herman will introduce a video interview with journalist Baris Terkoglu following his release from prison, on press freedom and freedom of expression in Turkey.