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Hackney Unites is convening a 'community conference' on June 2010. We hope and expect to have about 30 different groups from the borough's diverse communities present, including faith, community and campaign groups.

As part of the pre-publicity we intend to produce an eight page tabloid style newspaper in late April early May, designed to highlight some of the issues in Hackney and publicise
the event itself.

We have funding for publishing 50,000 of these, and have the network of volunteers to see them distributed door-to-door.

Our current thinking is that the tabloid would contain an agenda for the conference as well as a discussion about how groups and communities in the borough can benefit from working together. We would then expect a series of short news articles about what some of the many voluntary sector groups in the borough are doing, and perhaps some interviews with key activists..

We already have interest from the local Youth Parliament as well as the University of the Third Age, from the local rugby club, and a range of faith, community, campaign and minority ethnic groups. So the day will be fun and exciting.

We already have a coordinator/editor, but what we could really do with is some students of journalism prepared to help both in terms of designing the concept of the paper and in meeting Hackney based groups and writing articles about them.

Interested in being involved? Know any aspiring journalists? Then email: