Alan Johnston leads media feeedom conference

Alan Johnston, former BBC corrrespondent in Gaza, recently held hostage, will speak on the problems of reporting conflict at a major NUJ conference, ‘New Threats to Media Freedom – how we fight back’ on 26 January. Building on the success of the union’s Journalism Matters campaign, the conference, sponsored by NUJ London Freelance Branch, is aimed at journalists, broadcasters, media campaigners, media students and academics… The conference is being organised with the support of the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom (CPBF). It will take place on Saturday 26 January 2008 from 9.30am-4.30pm at NUJ headquarters, 308 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1. link