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. […]

Can a regulated press be a free press?

Bristol NUJ debate hears from union leader and libertarian free-speecher on eve of Leveson report NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet and former Living Marxism editor Mick Hume both say they want a free press – but they have different views on what it entails. The pair were debating in front of a lively Bristol audience in the union’s […]

Benn Lecture sparks attacks on NUJ

BRISTOL NUJ’S Benn Lecture later this month on the Leveson Inquiry has been the cause of attacks on the NUJ for allegedly calling for state regulation of the Press. The Sun and Guido Fawkes have both picked up on publicity we put out for the lecture, which features NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet and Mick […]