Citizenship at last for Bristol NUJ’s Sabrina

A LONG-STANDING member of Bristol NUJ has achieved a major ambition after years of struggle to find a place of safety – she has been awarded British citizenship. Sabrina Esuka was a well-known presenter on television in the Democratic Republic of Congo until she was imprisoned an eventually had to flee the country 12 years […]

Judges praise high standard in Bristol NUJ student awards

Prizes have been presented in the annual Bristol NUJ Student Journalism Awards to students at the University of the West of England, with the judge praising the high standard of the entries. One prize is awarded in each year group for journalism students at UWE, from first-year undergraduates to MA level. This year the judges […]

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 […]