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April 20, 2020

n our latest opinion piece, journalist Kathryn Johnson pays a moving tribute on the first anniversary of the death of her friend and colleague Lyra McKee, who died while observing a riot in Derry in April 2019.

“Lyra’s beautiful young life, ended so abruptly, will alway...

April 18, 2020

Like many journalists, I am haunted by the tyranny of the deadline.  Take yesterday, when I sat down to reflect on the first anniversary of the death of my 29 year old close friend, journalistic colleague and fellow National Union of Journalists Belfast & District memb...

April 2, 2020

This was originally published in 'Peace Journalism' 1 April 2020

 

The overnight snow had frozen on my windscreen when I left home at dawn on Thursday 12 March 2019.

As I drove through Derry, I passed the spot where almost a year ago my friend, colleague, and fellow membe...

March 19, 2020

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I'm a journalist, a freelance, self-employed, a caregiver in multiple roles, and a woman. 

And I am very, very proud to say, I am a Union woman.  And as the song in the link above says:

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And I am gla...

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