VOLUNTARY WORK

I have always tried to contribute in some way to the communities in which I have lived and worked. Here are the ones I remember.

2015…

Fellow, National Institute for Social Integration (Lithuania)

2015 – 2018

Board member,The Bristol Cable Co-operative

Chair, Say No to McDonald’s in Fishponds Group

2011-14

Editor, Bristol Globe, diversity magazine for City of Sanctuary movement

2004 …

Board member, Institute of Communication Ethics

Editorial Board member, Ethical Space

2001 – present

NUJ Ethics Council (Vice Chair 2006-2018)

1980-2018

National Council, Campaign for Press & Broadcasting Freedom

2007- 08 

Executive Editor, Haven refugee magazine

2005-2009

Treasurer, Exiled Journalists Network

2005-08

Bristol NUJ Branch Treasurer

2005-07

NUJ Professional Training Committee

2001-05

Positive Images Working Party (UK Home Office, Refugee Integration Unit)

2001-03

Advisory Panel, European Young People’s Media Network

1996-2000

Media Child Rights Co-ordinator, International Federation of Journalists

EC Information Society Forum member (representing UK consumer interests)

1995-99

Media Research Trust (Hon Sec)

1990-95

Editorial Board, Journalist  (NUJ magazine) 

1989-95

Bristol NUJ Branch Cttee

Bristol Irish Society (Founder-member, Vice-Chair & Press Officer) 

South West Advisory Committee, National Council for the Training of Journalists

1988-89

Management Committee, Bristol Folk House AEI

1988-92

School Governor, May Park Primary School, Eastville, Bristol

1982

Ann Frank Exhibition Co-ordinating Cttee

1980-82

London & Suburban NUJ Area Council

NUJ Rep, South East Region TUC

1979-87

East London NUJ Branch Cttee (including Chair)

NUJ Delegate Tower Hamlets Trades Council

1975-87 

Stephen & Matilda Tenants Co-operative (Founder-member & officer, including Treasurer)

Variously 1972-85

East End & Joint DocklandAction Groups

E1 & Wapping Festival Committees

Wilton’s for the East End Campaign

Half Moon Theatre Company (Board member, 3 years as Chair) 

History of Wapping Trust (Founder Member)

Newham & Tower Hamlets Disablement Advisory Committee

Tower Hamlets Arts Committee

Tower Hamlets Council for Race Equality

Tower Hamlets Senior Citizens Film Circuit (Founder)

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