Posts Tagged ‘michelle stanistreet’

Leveson Urged To Back Conscience Clause

28th November, 2012

Letter to NUJ members

Tomorrow Lord Justice Leveson will publish the findings of his inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics in the press and his examination of the relationship of the press with the public, police and politicians.

It was a year ago that the NUJ fought to be a core participant in the inquiry. We had to battle to ensure that the voice of working journalists was heard, and not just that of owners and the editors of the national press. To inform our submissions and evidence we set up a Leveson email address and asked all members to contribute their concerns, experiences and views. In particular we asked members who wished to contribute evidence to the inquiry to come forward anonymously if they felt unable to speak openly about their experiences. Read the rest of this entry »

Pay Up Big Pictures

16th October, 2012

Press Release – 16 October 2012

NUJ calls for staff and freelances to be paid

The NUJ has called on Darryn Lyons to pay out what is owed to staff and to freelance photographers who licensed their work through Big Pictures.

The Big Pictures photo agency was put into administration after running into financial difficulties but the new company set up is still connected to Darryn Lyons. Read the rest of this entry »

June Branch Meeting – Tackling the Crisis

13th June, 2012

We are very pleased to have had Greek journalist, Georgia Mylonaki, a member of the Eleftherotypia newspaper strike committee and Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ General Secretary speaking at our LPB branch meeting on 26th June  – “Tackling the Crisis”.

Eleftherotypia employees have been on strike for the last few months because they have not been paid since August 2011. The title was established after the defeat of the military dictatorship in 1974, it means “freedom of the press” and was originally owned by its workers. It tackled corruption and had a proud history. Georgia will tell us how they are fighting to save the newspaper.

Workers are facing the same struggles across Europe. Michelle Stanistreet has been invited to talk about the current crisis in the industry, the financial situation facing the NUJ and the strategy she is proposing for the coming months.

Audio from this meeting is available online.

Defending Journalism: Parliamentary Discussion

12th April, 2012

In the build up to the Dale Farm Production Order Judicial Review the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has organised an event in parliament to discuss the protection of sources and journalistic material.

The event is being hosted by Austin Mitchell MP in the House of Commons on Thursday 19 April starting 6.30pm.

Under discussion will be the News International Management and Standards Committee, the increased use of Production Orders and the legislative landscape.

Speakers confirmed so far include:

John Battle – ITN Head of Compliance

Gavin Millar QC – Doughty Street Chambers

Michelle Stanistreet – NUJ general secretary

Jason Parkinson – NUJ freelance video journalist facing Dale Farm production order

More speakers to be confirmed.

The Judicial Review of the Dale Farm Production Order will start on Wednesday 25 April at the Royal Courts of Justice. The start of the Judicial Review will be marked by the “Not FIT” protest at 9.15am organised by the NUJ and London Photographers’ Branch (LBP).

To attend please RSVP the NUJ Campaigns department.

Previous posts

NUJ and Broadcasters Granted Judicial Review

Why I’m Resisting the Dale Farm Production Order

Journalists Not Evidence Gatherers

We Are Press Not Police Intelligence

Protecting Journalistic Material

North London and Herts Newspapers on strike

19th April, 2011

NUJ General Secretary Elect Michelle Stanistreet on the picket line. photo © Philip Wolmuth

London Photographers’ Branch members joined General Secretary Jeremy Dear, General Secretary ElectMichelle Stanistreet and staff at North London & Herts Newspapers on the picket line this morning, on the first day of a planned two-week strike over job cuts.

After the loss of five reporters and a photographer at the Enfield-based publishers over the last 18 months, Tindle Newspapers, which made a profit of more than £3 million last year, is left with three reporters and two photographers on its nine weekly titles.

The strikers have organised a demonstration tomorrow, Wednesday 20 April, at noon. More details here.