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City of Sanctuary event celebrates role of refugees

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 […]

Bristol journalists condemn closure of Greek broadcaster

Bristol journalists condemn closure of Greek broadcaster

JOURNALISTS gathered outside BBC Bristol on Friday to mount a protest with members of the city’s Greek community and protest group Real Democracy Bristol against the closure of Greece’s public service broadcaster ERT. NUJ members protested around the UK last week with several demonstrations outside BBC offices against the chilling effect of the shutdown, which […]

Call for practical support for Bristol City of Sanctuary

Call for practical support for Bristol City of Sanctuary

Bristol continues to demonstrate its self-confidence and humanity on Wednesday May 9, when supporters of City of Sanctuary will come together to find ways of making its new status a reality. Civic leaders, business and faith representatives will join Bristol Refugee Rights Members with their experience of seeking sanctuary to discuss plans to make Bristol […]

Demonstration against the BEP cuts

Demonstration against the BEP cuts

The Bristol Evening Post’s 80th anniversary bash was accompanied by loud protests as demonstrators gathered outside the Galleries shopping centre, hosting an exhibition celebrating the BEP’s 80 years, to voice their opposition to yet more redundancies at the Evening Post, the abandonment of the Saturday edition and the end of Venue in print. BBC Points […]

Panellists Join Debate on the Future of the Media: March 16th Bristol

Panellists Join Debate on the Future of the Media: March 16th Bristol

Mike Norton, editor of the Bristol Evening Post, and Steve Brodie, BBC Points West Home Affairs correspondent, join the panel for Hacked to Bits, the 2012 Benn Debate this Friday HARD PRESSED:  This year Bristol NUJ expands its annual Benn Lecture into two events on the future of the media. Leading with the ground-breaking documentary Page One, the […]