Friday, 4 May 2007


The NUJ chapel at the Observer has passed the following motion - as I understand there was just one abstention.

'This chapel is dismayed at the passing of a motion at ADM calling for a boycott of Israeli goods. If Observer journalists come out for any side in any conflict, we do so after researching and thinking about it for ourselves. We are angered that reports have gone round the world that 'British journalists' have democratically agreed to single out Israel - and only Israel - for sanctions. We call on the union to hold a ballot of all members to see whether they support the view taken at ADM on an issue that could have a profound effect on the way the independence of British journalists is viewed at home and abroad'

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