Domestic extremist moguls
LONDON FREELANCE Branch voted at its at its September meeting to donate £500 towards the production of a campaigning video, Press Freedom 3 - Domestic Extremist. The Branch thereby again assumes the role of film mogul.
It's being made by a group of NUJ photographers and will document the struggle to expose the files police keep on journalists, using interviews with those involved and footage and stills taken over ten years.
The first two Press Freedom films - Press Freedom: Collateral Damage) and Press Freedom: Hostile Reconnaissance have been widely shown and become valuable union campaigning resources.
NUJ members have also launched a Judicial Review in the High Court challenging the Met's surveillance of journalists. Some of them - including journalist and comedian Mark Thomas - spoke at the April 2015 LFB meeting.
Another, Jason Parkinson, recently updated the Freelance with the news that there is nothing to report yet, other than that all deadlines set for the police to respond to the initial filing of the Judicial Review have passed.