Strike threat over Reuters redundancies

NUJ members at Thompson and Reuters say they are ready to take industrial action over the way managers go about the job cuts if all voluntary routes available are not explored.

Politics Without Parties - The future of trade unionism?

The following report is from the National Union of Journalists Annual Delegate Conference fringe meeting 'Politics without parties - the future of trade unionism'.

Greece heading towards general strike

Workers during last general strike in December

Greek workers are set to go on general strike tomorrow (Wednesday 19th March) in protest of the government's planned pension reforms.

Wapping print works to close

The Wapping print works which was notoriously used to break the print workers' organisation is to close, with two-thirds of staff set to lose their jobs.

Investigative journalists face harassment in Mexico

Juan Trujillo Limones (a La Jornada and Ojarasca contributor) and Raúl Romero Gallardo, reporters for the Narco News electronic bulletin, have been subjected to spying and unlawful entry into their Mexico City apartment.

Greece: general strike by public service workers

Public service workers in Greece have gone on strike, for the second time in two months, to defend their pensions.

France: strikes in state television and radio

Strikes by workers in the state media saw many programmes cancelled.

Citizen journalism

CNN are close to launching a new website called iReport dedicated to ‘citizen journalism’ (a media term for non-professionals who report and write the news). The citizen journalist has been a topic of heavy debate across many sections of the media, particularly in the NUJ where it is considered a threat to the standards and reputation of the industry.

France: Strike vote at La Tribune

Staff at the financial paper have set management a deadline of 4pm today before they begin action.

News comparisons - start of 2008

A while back I did a story count exploring how much the mainstream media actually writes in comparison to anarchist press and online. So, having done a Freedom revamp with more stuff levered in, and as an exercise to see how online is doing in terms of story count, I thought I'd revisit the subject...