National Writers Union|Chicago

The National Writers Union and Press Freedom

If you’re newly acquainted with the National Writers Union or, say, you know the union first via the Freelance Solidarity Project, the central place press freedoms advocacy has in our mission may be something you’ve only begun to appreciate. As U.S. affiliate of the International Federation of Journalists, this union’s voice — members’ common voice— is demanded at a time when worldwide threat to journalistic independence and safety is everywhere on the rise.

Learn more in Larry Goldbetter’s short summary of issues facing the IFJ from April’s exec-committee gathering in Greece, or in Edward Hasbrouck’s report on our statement made at the UN on May 2, World Press Freedom Day.

You can also watch / listen to Larry and Edward, below, recorded together last month in conversation with Steve Zeltzer of WorkWeek and the Labor Video Project.

NWU’s Larry Goldbetter and Edward Hasbrouck, speaking with Steve Zeltzer

The present post is the first in news-updates posting on this site, set up in April to serve the NWU’s Chicago chapter. You’ll be able to check in here to keep abreast of things going on with the union in the Chicago area and across the country.