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Journalists continue to be targeted with impunity in every corner of the world – media workers are brutalized, gunned down and kidnapped by the enemies of press freedom.

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Lyra McKee
Lyra trial adjourned after harrowing evidence

The trial of three men charged with the murder of journalist and NUJ member Lyra McKee was adjourned on Friday until June 13th, following harrowing ev...

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Pakistan: journalist killed in bomb blast on World Press Freedom Day

Khuzdar Press Club President and senior journalist Muhammad Siddique Mengal was killed on May 3, after an unidentified man placed and detonated an exp...

07 May 2024
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Lyra McKee murder trial delayed

Unresolved legal arguments hinder hearing

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Fifth anniversary of the death of journalist Lyra McKee marked by the NUJ

"Her killing deprived us of a brave and challenging voice" says NUJ Irish secretary

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UK government responds to NUJ concerns over journalists in Palestine

The union says more needs to be done to end the death toll for journalists, calls for the bombardments to cease and international effort to secure a j...

02 Jan 2024
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Ninety-four journalists killed in 2023, says IFJ 

Publishing ahead of International Human Rights Day, on the 10th December, the International Federation of Journalists insists that far greater action ...

08 Dec 2023
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Candlelight vigil in solidarity with journalists in Gaza

Journalists killed in the Israeli attacks on Gaza were remembered by a candlelit vigil in Brussels organised by the International Federation of Journa...

28 Nov 2023
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Palestine: at least 45 journalists and media workers killed in Gaza

IFJ and NUJ call for an immediate investigation into their deaths. NUJ Brussels branch holds a candlelit vigil on Monday 27 November.

21 Nov 2023
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Philippines: radio anchor shot dead during live broadcast

Radio anchor Juan Jumalon was killed by an unidentified assailant inside his home-based studio in the southern Misamis Occidental province while live...

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Palestine: IFJ responds to accusations that Israel is targeting journalists in Gaza

NUJ joins concerns as the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) hears reports from Gaza that Israeli forces are targeting journalists.

27 Oct 2023
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Israel: UN concludes that IDF "intentionally or recklessly" killed Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

The UN report concluded the Israeli security forces used lethal force without justification. UPDATE: Shireen Abu Akleh shrine has been desecrated in t...

26 Oct 2023
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Lebanon: Israeli strike kills Reuters journalist and injures six others

Reuters video journalist Issam Abdallah was killed on 13 October by an Israeli strike in southern Lebanon, while providing video signal for broadcaste...

16 Oct 2023
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Palestine: at least six journalists killed in Gaza

Six Palestinian journalists have been killed, several injured and others are missing during on-going military operations between Hamas and Israel in t...

10 Oct 2023
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Irish government pressed to hold an investigation into the murder of Martin O’Hagan

NUJ writes to Micheál Martin, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, renewing its call for urgent action 22 years after Martin O'Hagan's death.

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On the anniversary of Martin O’Hagan’s death, the NUJ renews its call for an international investigation

The Sunday World investigative journalist was killed by a paramilitary gang in Lurgan on September 28, 2001.

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DM2023: tribute to Dom Phillips

Domonique Davies, niece of the environmental journalist killed in Brazil, spoke to conference.

29 Apr 2023
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IFJ killing list reveals 68 deaths of media workers and 375 in prison

The International Federation of Journalists has published its full annual report on journalists and media staff killed and those behind bars in 2022.

07 Feb 2023
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Two men to stand trial for murder of journalist Lyra McKee

Peter Cavanagh, 35, and Jordan Devine, 22, are charged with killing of journalist in Derry in 2019

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68 journalists killed in 2022 worldwide

Annual figures from the International Federation of Journalists report deaths spanning continents, with Ukraine the most dangerous for journalists in ...

01 Jan 2023

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