journalism

Journalists at Johnston Press to vote again on strike action

Journalists at the Johnston Press Group are to be balloted again on industrial action after their management used a technicality to block a strike on May 19 by the NUJ.

A Comparative Review of Flat Earth News and Newspeak

An interesting article by Jonathan Cook reviewing two books Nick Davies, Flat Earth News, Vintage 2008 and David Edwards and David Cromwell, Newspeak in the 21st Century, Pluto Press 2009, on the reasons why journalism fails to uncover and report the truth.

Press and media strike in Greece in midst of repression and urban guerrilla flareup

The entire press and media world goes on 24h strike across Greece in response to the closing down of a major daily and radio station, in a context of rising repression and urban guerrilla warfare.

Propagandist - what the papers said about anarchism and G20

In the absence of a realistic threat to the status quo from Islamic fundamentalists, the state has tentatively been trying to paint anarchists as a parallel and growing internal threat to the nation.

Despite minimal evidence, the conjecture of the police that a major anarchist atrocity is inevitable has been taken almost verbatim by the mainstream media and was pushed even further during the G20, with several ludicrous stories appearing about what the movement might get up to appearing.

Rob Ray picks some of the best for Freedom.

Morning Star journalists win pay rise

Journalists at Britain's 'daily paper of the left' have won a decisive victory over bosses who claimed they were 'betraying their class' by fighting for fair pay.

Yorkshire journalists to strike over job losses

Journalists in Leeds are to hold two four-day strikes over job cuts.

Occupation of news editors union HQ in Athens

ESIEA, the Union of News Editors HQ have been occupied by radical journalists and transformed into a counterinformation center and anti-spectacle forum.

Korean workers ring in new year with strike for press freedom

Media workers demonstrate outside the national assembly, 30 December

Media workers have launched a general strike against a new set of state laws which they claim will enable the government to seize control of the press.

Resistance to job cuts at the University of Salford gathers steam

Around 150 job losses have been forecast by opponents as part of large cuts across the university, along with the slashing of courses and funding.

Freedom newspaper copy dates - 2009

Copy dates for the anarchist newspaper Freedom for next year - send submissions to freedomeds - puttheatsigninhere - yahoo.com