Lyra McKee anniversary to be marked
by Bernard Harbor

Trade unionists will mark the first anniversary of the killing of journalist and NUJ member Lyra McKee with virtual commemorations at 11am tomorrow (Saturday) morning.


The NUJ is asking people to take part in a symbolic virtual commemoration, using social media to highlight the shared values that Lyra embraced under the banner #WeStandWithLyra. Media workers will share examples of Lyra's journalism, plus tributes, memories and pictures.


Lyra was fatally shot by dissident republicans while covering rioting in Derry a year on 18th April 2019.


The NUJ’s Irish secretary, Séamus Dooley said Lyra had effectively used social media in her work. “We will be celebrating Lyra’s legacy of hope and optimism tomorrow. Her partner and family will be in our thoughts. Her positive spirit serves as an inspiration in these dark days,” he said.

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