Journalists' safety news

News about abuse, harassment and attacks on journalists.

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Vigil after Dublin riots
NUJ joins rally in support of workers and migrants attacked in Dublin riots

The NUJ members were led by vice-president Gerry Curran and Cearbhall O’Siochain, cathaoirleach, Irish Executive Council.

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NUJ calls for release of hostage Oded Lifshitz

Oded Lifshitz and his wife Yocheved were kidnapped from their home in Kibbutz Nir Oz near the Gaza border and have been held by Hamas ever since.

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NUJ calls for greater safety for journalists reporting on the Middle East conflict

Journalists covering the situation in the Middle East need to be able to do their job in safety, whether on the ground or back at home commenting on i...

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NUJ calls for protection of journalists covering the situation in Israel and Gaza

A national executive council statement says the human rights of all journalists must be respected so they can report freely on the conflict.

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NUJ calls for swift action to protect UK-based journalists under threat

The National Union of Journalists has called on the government and police to act swiftly and robustly to secure the safety of journalists working acro...

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NUJ condemns social media attacks on Irish Times journalists

The union has strongly condemned the online abuse of Irish Times journalists Kitty Holland and Dara Mac Dónaill following their coverage of a violent ...

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China: journalists arrested and detained by police

NUJ condemns decision by Chinese authorities and calls for the safety and protection of journalists throughout the country.

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NEC condemns journalists’ arrests

The union’s national executive council has passed a motion in support of members.  

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NUJ signs joint letter to Home Secretary after police arrests of journalists

Ten organisations have highlighted the chilling effect of arrests on freedom of expression and urged Suella Braverman to reconsider plans under the Pu...

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NUJ launches a package of safety materials and advice

In a series of videos, members share their experiences of threats, abuse and intimidation.

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Journalists’ arrests at Just Stop Oil protests threaten press freedom

The union has called for ‘immediate action’ and condemned arrests of three journalists by Hertforshire police.

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NUJ statement on threats to journalists at Iran International

Two British-Iranian journalists for the UK-based Persian-language TV channel have been warned of a possible risk to their lives.

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Journalists spied on by ‘hack for hire’ gang

Concerns raised over digital security as a new investigation uncovers journalists’ private messages have been accessed by hackers.

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NUJ joins calls for an end to impunity for crimes against journalists

Union launches new resources as part of safety campaign condemning abuse targeted at journalists.

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NUJ videos reveal impact of abuse targeted at journalists

Watch members share their experiences in new clips released as part of the union's campaign on the safety of journalists.

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Support Afghan journalists

Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, urges members to donate to the IFJ Afghanistan Safety Fund.

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NUJ backs calls for urgent medical attention of Yemeni journalist on death row

The union has urged immediate access to medical treatment for Tawfiq Al-Mansoori detained by Houthi authorities.

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NUJ welcomes public order convictions following journalist harassment

Sentencing of six people for verbally abusing journalist Nicholas Watt takes place on 30 August. 

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British government must call for increased action over missing journalist Dom Phillips

NUJ parliamentary group writes to Liz Truss urging government "makes every effort" to raise the disappearance with Brazilian authorities.

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