Channel 4's Jon Snow is backing freelance and FoI specialist Mark Watts in the election for editor of the NUJ magazine, the Journalist, but apparently left the union last year and can't vote.
Snow, according to the FOIA website, said today: “I support the Watts campaign. It is time members voted for a truly independent journalists’ union.”
But intriguingly the story on the site also says: "Meanwhile, Snow also revealed in a telephone conversation with our reporter that he quit the NUJ last year because of what he regards as the politicisation of the union. He said: 'I was peeved over the boycott of Israel despite my strong Palestinian sympathies. I did not like being told what to think by my union.' "
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