Journalists' safety news

News about abuse, harassment and attacks on journalists.

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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.

NUJ condemns new threat to Northern Ireland journalist

The union has strongly condemned a violent threat issued by loyalist paramilitaries against a journalist employed by Independent News and Media.

Criminal violence against journalists must be punished, says NUJ

Scottish authorities need to hunt down the perpetrators of the attack aimed at silencing Glasgow journalists.

NUJ demands action to protect and safeguard journalists ​on UN end impunity day

A survey by the National Union of Journalists has uncovered shocking evidence of abuse and harassment.

NUJ member denounces police failure to investigate threat to rape her baby

Patricia Devlin to lodge official complaint to Police Ombudsman after a 'year of inaction' by the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

NUJ condemns attacks on journalists

Union calls for full investigation to identify and prosecute individuals who attacked and harassed photographers and reporters.

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