The National Union of Journalists and the Blair government are planning a "launch" ceremony, at which they will announce their "partnership". According to John Fray, the NUJ's deputy general secretary, this collaboration will "promote awareness among journalists of the issues that surround the struggle against poverty on a world scale... We want to help the media to tell it like it is." "Sleeping With The Enemy" by John Pilger. June 2005 http://pilger.carlton.com/print There's a huge supply of reference material on "the struggle against poverty" available at any university library and on the Internet. Anyone can read or write cogently about it without any help from New Labor or the National Union of Journalists. The purpose of the press, in a free society, is to help keep it free by exposing the wrongdoing of public officials. The purpose of the press, in a totalitarian society, is to tell the public what the government wants the public to believe. The Nazis had a word for the subordination of formerly private institutions, particulary the cinema and the newspapers, to the Nazi Party. They called in Gleichanschaltung. ("Coordination") This "partnership" between the NUJ and Blair government means the same thing.