Journalists' safety news

News about abuse, harassment and attacks on journalists.

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NUJ to report incidents of members attacked by so-called England fans

The union is to report incidents of violence against journalists and videographers covering the Euros championship to an inquiry opened by the footbal...

Combatting online harassment and abuse - a legal guide for journalists in England and Wales

Today the Media Lawyers Association has published a legal guide for journalists in England and Wales focused on combating online harassment and abuse.

NUJ raises concerns with Met over intimidation of BBC reporter Nick Watt

The union was reacting to an incident when the Newsnight’s political editor was abused by anti-lockdown protesters in Westminster. 

NUJ calls for coordinated effort to tackle online violence against women journalists

In response to new research, carried out by the International Center for Journalists and commissioned by UNESCO, the NUJ has called for greater coordi...

NUJ marks International Workers’ Memorial Day

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the UK and Ireland pays tribute to all media workers around the world who have died at work during the last...

NUJ statement in support of Sima Kotecha

The BBC reporter was subjected to abuse while preparing for a live broadcast; a man has since pleaded guilty. 

NUJ advice on covering protests

In these exceptionally volatile circumstances, in which protests can be expected to continue, in Bristol and elsewhere, the NUJ has issued additional ...

Police in Bristol must respect media's right to report

The union has expressed concern at the behaviour of some police officers towards the media covering recent protests in Bristol.

Threats to media at weekend demonstration condemned by NUJ

NUJ members have informed the union they faced threats and harassment on Saturday at the Covid anti-lockdown, anti-vaccine protest that saw thousands ...

Politicians must stop attacking journalists, says NUJ

The NUJ today calls on government ministers and all politicians to stop traducing journalists and media outlets following comments by Jacob Rees-Mogg ...

NUJ welcomes the launch of a national action plan to protect journalists

The union said the National Committee for the Safety of Journalists’ plan was an important step towards ensuring journalists can carry out their work ...

NUJ condemns graffiti of journalist's name with crosshairs in Belfast

Graffiti across East Belfast this week threatens Sunday World journalist.

NUJ says government cheerleaders should stop petty, personalised attacks on journalists

The NUJ has responded to a further attack on HuffPost reporter Nadine White, this time by Conservative MP Neil O'Brien.

Panorama threats demands response from media owners on broadcasting rights

The NUJ has strongly condemned threats to a BBC Panorama team in Northern Ireland arising from their investigative journalism.

NUJ condemns online and offline abuse of Nadine White

Politicians should be working to boost standards of public discourse, not indulging in petty outbursts that deepen hostility towards journalists.

Netherlands: journalists' safety increasingly under threat

Reporters and film crews became targets during demonstrations against a 9pm curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

Stand up for journalism – NUJ solidarity protests in Northern Ireland

Local union branches in Belfast and Derry organise events today.

NUJ calls for harsher penalties for repeated attacks on journalists

Harsher legal penalties should be considered for individuals who repeatedly threaten or attack journalists.

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