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Reporting the BNP in London 13 March 2010

Posted by Donnacha DeLong in General, NUJ.
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London Central branch agreed in January to become one of the sponsors of the Expose launch rally on 23 February. We also agreed to dedicate April’s branch meeting to discussing how best to report on the BNP in London.

This spring, many of our members will have to cover the build up to both a set of council elections in London and the General Election itself. This will certainly present many problems as journalists seek to present a true picture without aiding in the spreading of racist lies.

The union has drawn up guidelines, but we know many NUJ members will have plenty of questions and concerns. Speakers from the union will be on hand to give advice and deal with questions.

We are asking all our chapels to discuss this issue in advance and try to ensure that they are represented at the meeting.

Make sure you tell us you’re coming via the Meetup group.

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