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Covid conspiracy theories – what’s a journalist to do?

Covid conspiracy theories – what’s a journalist to do?

‘It’s easy as journalists to feel a responsibility to people who are genuinely concerned, and seem to have found some “worrying evidence” that they want explored. The problem is that if you enter a discussion with a conviction that there is a smoking gun to be found, then you will find it.’

Shocking revelations about state collusion in NI killings – and the persecution of journalists who exposed it

Shocking revelations about state collusion in NI killings – and the persecution of journalists who exposed it

TWENTY FIVE years after the Loughinisland massacre of six men as they watched a World Cup match on TV in a Northern Ireland bar, the man named as their killer continues to go about his life running a pest control firm in Northern Ireland. Even more astonishingly, he is still living with his wife, who […]

NO STONE UNTURNED The story of two journalists who named suspects in the killing of six people. But the killers weren’t arrested – the journalists were. Watershed, 6.30pm, November 18, 2019 Film and Q&A with Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey Presented by Bristol NUJ Watch the trailer: No Stone Unturned Pictured: Barry McCaffrey and Trevor […]

Bristol NUJ and Bristol Cable agree to collaborate on police secret communications issue

Bristol NUJ and Bristol Cable agree to collaborate on police secret communications issue

Bristol NUJ and The Bristol Cable have agreed in principle to further investigate the risks posed to journalists by surveillance technology being deployed by Avon & Somerset Police and other police forces nationally. The technology, known as an IMSI-catcher, acts as a ‘fake cellphone tower. When deployed, mobile communications devices connect with it, enabling the […]

Left-right: Paul Breeden, Bristol NUJ; Jade Evans Level 1 winner; John Curzon, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, UWE; (Photo © Simon Chapman 2016).

Students urged to enter Bristol NUJ prize scheme 2017

STUDENT journalists at UWE were urged this week to put their work forward for the Bristol NUJ award scheme as the final prize to last year’s students was presented. Jade Evans was presented with her cheque for £50 as the winner of the Level 1 prize in the 2016 competition. Every year Bristol NUJ awards […]