The NUJ has a welcome opportunity to influence police public order training. After talks with the NUJ Freelance Office, The Metropolitan Police Specialist Training Centre at Gravesend has agreed to incorporate a group of lens-based journalists into a specially-devised training scenario. The intention of this is to train officers in affording access to media workers during the heat of a protest.
This will go ahead on Thursday, November 7, at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
We are looking for 12 NUJ members to come along and take part, by photographing/filming the protest as they would do when covering a real event.
The parameters of the filming are being discussed with the Met.
Members wishing to participate should contact the Freelance Office on firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Friday, November 1.
Posted on behalf of John Toner at the NUJ Freelance Office