2013 – Greece. An expert team of affiliate union journalists and communicators from around the world are gathering for the PSI-EPSU Communicators’ Action Network initiative in Athens, Greece from 4-8 November. This is a joint project of PSI and EPSU, together with our affiliate unions, ADEDY, and allies in Greece. More information: www.psi-can-greece.org
2012 – Wisconsin, USA. Union communicators from Canada, Europe and national affiliates in America answered an urgent call to join the PSI CAN expert communications response team in Wisconsin, USA, in early March. Working with the local affiliate unions and allies, we boosted national and international media coverage, expanded social media outreach and documented activities marking the one year anniversary of the passage of legislation stripping public service workers’ rights in Wisconsin.
See the results at http://www.world-psi.org/psi-can-wisconsin
2011 – Tunisia. Fifty communicators from 16 countries (most from the Middle East and North Africa) participated in workshops on video journalism, photo journalism, investigative journalism, news writing, blogging, social media, mobile messaging, and security. After training and briefings at a PSI news centre set up in the centre of Tunis, the union journalists were formed into teams and assigned to cover stories about public service workers, their unions, campaigns, challenges and victories in Tunisia and the MENA region.
See the results at http://www.psi-can.org/