Still out but not down
Abdul-Hadi Jiad and Adli Hawwari were peremptorily dismissed
by the BBC World Service on 15 May - and they're not going quietly.
They need the help of everyone who can make it to demonstrate outside the TUC
on Monday 10 November from 08:30 to 09:30. Greg Dyke will be there to
open a BECTU organised job fair, the "Moving On Up" event.
|Abdul-Hadi and Adli confront Greg Dyke in Birmingham
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The event is open to ethnic minority film and TV professionals and is
supported by the BBC, Granada, Carlton, Channel 4, DCMS, CRE, etc.
This is the best opportunity for us to confront Dyke and pressurise him to
resintate our two colleagues, Adli and Abdulhadi. We should not let him get away
with parading as a champion of Black journalists when in reality he sacks
them whenever they stand up to him and expose the racist practice of BBC
The Union is trying at a short notice to get the maximum of activists to turn
up: please do come if you can. The picket is taking place at 8.30am
outside the TUC, Great Russell Street (nearest station Tottenham Court Road;
demonstration will last for about one hour. The least you can do is to stop
there on your way to work.
Abdul-Hadi, Adli and supporters also leafleted TV Centre on Wednesday,
8 October, from 8am; the Diversity Conference at Church House,
Westminster on 9 October from 8-10am; and Bush House
on Wednesday 15 October from 12pm.