Mediawise to move out of UWE

THE journalism ethics charity MediaWise is severing its connection with the University of the West of England after eight years. It is moving closer to the city centre at Unit 303, Deben House, 1-5 Lawrence Hill, Bristol BS5 0BY. MediaWise www.mediawise.org.uk provides information, advice, research and training on media ethics in the UK and internationally. The charity […]

Vigils for Charlie Hebdo victims in Bristol and Cardiff

  VIGILS FOR CHARLIE HEBDO VICTIMS IN BRISTOL AND CARDIFF THIS WEEKEND Dear Colleagues, Bristol vigil There is a vigil in Bristol today Saturday 10 January to show support for the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris. People are asked to gather today at 2pm in the centre of Bristol outside Hippodrome.  Families […]

Bristol NUJ presents prizes to UWE journalism students

THE second annual Bristol NUJ Student Awards have just been presented to the winning contenders among the journalism students at the University of the West of England. Ellen Mauro, Kara Lewis and Chris Hanson each won a £50 prize for work which the Bristol NUJ executive judged showed the most professional promise. The awards aren’t […]

City of Sanctuary event celebrates role of refugees

REFUGEES and asylum seekers are not a burden on Bristol – they are an asset which enhances the city, Lord Mayor Faruk Choudhury told the annual City of Sanctuary celebration. The Lord Mayor was backed by other officials and dignitaries including the city’s political master, mayor George Ferguson, in emphasising the pride that Bristolians have […]

Workers Memorial Day in Bristol

Workers Memorial Day was on Sunday 28 April.  There was a gathering for all faiths and none at the Cathedral, College Green from 1pm to 2pm, and then a wreath laying at the Workers’ Memorial Plaque in Castle Park at 2.30pm. Speakers included the NUJ’s General Secretary Michelle Stanistreet.  Journalists are among those workers killed […]

BBC strike Thursday 28 March at 12 noon

The BBC are holding a national strike, Thursday 28 March, for 12 hours from 12 noon.   There will be a picket line at BBC Bristol offices at the Whiteladies Road and Belgrave Road entrances, so please come and show your support at 12 noon. This strike is a joint one with the broadcasting union BECTU. […]