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Tributes paid to former Rotherham Advertiser reporter and NUJ South Yorkshire Branch secretary Michele Vincent

"Kind and caring" Vincent was branch secretary for two decades

17 April 2024
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Concerns raised by Public Accounts Committee about impact of BBC Local Radio cuts

Report on BBC's Across the UK programme criticises corporation

17 April 2024
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NUJ backs BBC World Service’s urgent UN appeal over abuse of national security and counter-terrorism laws against BBC News Persian journalists 

First time complaint has been addressed to UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Counte...

16 April 2024

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Reach news

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Reach journalists vote to accept five per cent pay deal

Following negotiations with the publisher, journalists at Reach plc have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the 2024-2025 pay offer.

07 March 2024
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Reach scores own goal by cutting women’s football coverage 

NUJ repeats its concern over cuts to sports coverage by the publisher.

21 December 2023
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MPs rally behind Reach journalists  

NUJ parliamentary briefing garners support from MPs concerned about the publisher’s latest round of job cuts and its impact on journalism. 

12 December 2023

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Irish Future of Media Commission news

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DM2023: News Recovery Plan

Initiatives promoting public interest journalism and broadcasting were discussed and Siobhan Holliman moved a motion on the Future of Media Commission...

29 April 2023
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Focus on future at Irish seminar

A major seminar on the future of journalism in Ireland, hosted by the Irish Executive Council has been rescheduled and will take place on on Saturday ...

13 September 2022
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NUJ slams government decision to reject broadcasting reforms

Séamus Dooley, NUJ Irish Secretary, issues a statement on the publication of the report of the Future of Media Commission and the Irish government's r...

12 July 2022

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NUJ condemns as abhorrent Iran’s “convictions” of 44 journalists working on Persian-language media outlets 

The union calls for action to be taken against Iran following revelations that the Tehran Revolutionary court in absentia tried the journalists on the...

22 February 2024
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Iran: journalists threatened by prison authorities

Women journalists among the first to cover Mahsa Amini’s death have received further restrictions whilst imprisoned.

11 January 2024
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NUJ statement on assassination plot of Iran International journalists

Union response to new details of a plan by Iranian authorities to kill UK-based journalists.

21 December 2023

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Local News Matters

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Oxford council signs motion opposing cut to local BBC TV bulletin

The city councillors say the BBC's plan to end TV bulletins from the city will undermine local democracy and older viewers’ ability to receive news on...

16 August 2022
DM2021: Future of the Media

Campaigns to support local journalism, a review of newspaper business models, Local Democracy Reporters and support for academic publishers

21 May 2021
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NUJ joins calls to protect planning notices in local newspapers

Loss of the notices would cost the industry £10m. Proposals to scrap them are contained in the government's Planning for the Future White Paper.

25 September 2020

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DM2021 news

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DM2021: Tributes paid to Members of Honour 

The union’s latest Members of Honour – Gary Younge, Aidan White and Mary Curtin – were announced to Delegate Meeting on video. 

25 May 2021
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DM 2021: Late notice motions (international)

DM agreed motions on media freeedom, Palestine and Black Lives Matter

23 May 2021
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DM2021: Covid-19

Conference heard and discussed a range of motions relating to the effect of Covid-19 on members, the way they work and how the NUJ should respond.

23 May 2021

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Industrial news

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NUJ agrees to postpone tomorrow's STV strike following pay negotiations

Day of action on hold pending further talks

15 April 2024
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Journalists at STV on strike again in dispute over pay

The journalists say they have had to use food banks, take on secondary jobs such as bar work or move in with parents in order to try and cover their b...

12 April 2024
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NUJ members at STV were out on strike over pay. They were on picket lines in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee and gathered at Holyrood, Edinburgh, where M...

28 March 2024

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Journalists' safety news

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NUJ backs BBC World Service’s urgent UN appeal over abuse of national security and counter-terrorism laws against BBC News Persian journalists 

First time complaint has been addressed to UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Counte...

16 April 2024
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Pakistan: Prominent exiled Afghan journalist shot in Islamabad

Calls for investigation following shooting of Afghan journalist in Pakistan

09 April 2024
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NUJ condemns “disturbing” attacks of the media during the Derry Easter Monday commemorations

The union has strongly condemned the harassment and intimidation of reporters and photographers covering the anniversary of the 1916 Rising on the str...

02 April 2024

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Union news

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Finance conference: subs, recruitment and more

NUJ members met for lively discussion and a chance to contribute ideas at the conference exploring how to build a fair subscriptions structure.

28 March 2024
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New report details “Wild West” of freelance journalism

Research commissioned by the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) has revealed rights grabs, low pay and barriers to journalism remain key...

20 March 2024

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Obituaries

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Tributes paid to former Rotherham Advertiser reporter and NUJ South Yorkshire Branch secretary Michele Vincent

"Kind and caring" Vincent was branch secretary for two decades

17 April 2024
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NUJ member who was a WWI war correspondent for The Times honoured

Members of south West NUJ branch showed their respect at a service in memory of George Aubrey Manaton, “a journalist of great promise”.

08 April 2024
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NUJ tribute to Charlie Bird 

The funeral of Charlie Bird takes place at the Mansion House, Dublin on 14 March. The NUJ will be represented by the union’s joint vice presidents Fra...

12 March 2024

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