Lynn Degele, delegate from the Oxford branch of the National Union of Journalists, proposed a motion at the NUJ national Delegate Meeting in Southport last weekend demanding the right of access for journalists to immigration detention centres such as Campsfield, near Oxford.
The resolution was carried unanimously by over 120 delegates, and the union’s National Executive Council is now charged with seeking changes to the law and regulations to secure its demands.
The Campaign to Close Campsfield is holding its monthly demonstration at Campsfield main gates this Saturday at noon. Bill MacKeith, joint organiser of the campaign said:
Last September’s BBC Panorama exposure of abuse by G4S guards in Brook House detention centre near Gatwick was only possible because of the bravery of one detention centre guard and hidden camera techniques. Continue reading