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George Viner Memorial Fund

Apply now for a bursary for black and minority ethnic student journalists.

19 May 2022
SLAPPs: a threat to journalists and media freedom worldwide

Hear from our panel including investigative journalists who have faced SLAPPs action. Submit a response to government’s consultation closing 19 May.

18 May 2022
NUJ holds international solidarity event

Global threats to journalists and journalism spanning Ukraine, Yemen and Palestine were explored in the union’s webinar with the IFJ.

17 May 2022
NUJ delegation meets with the Metropolitan Police

The union has welcomed engagement on how police and journalists interact at public order events.

13 May 2022

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Covid-19 news

TUC Disabled Workers' Conference 2022

NUJ delegates joined trade union colleagues to set the agenda to secure decent working opportunities for disabled workers.

24 March 2022
Covid funding available for Welsh freelances 

Following talks between the government and trade unions, grants of up to £1,000 will be available.

20 January 2022
Reporters should not be denied video access to courts

The NUJ has written to judges serving the North east circuit courts, over a decision which appears to be preventing reporters having video access to p...

03 December 2021

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DM2021 news

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
DM 2021: Late notice motions (international)

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

23 May 2021
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

Irish Future of Media Commission news

NUJ seeks clarification of Media Commission report

The union has written to the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media, Catherine Martin, seeking publication of the report of ...

15 October 2021
DM2021 5PM Talk-In: NUJ’s News Recovery Plan

The week’s early evening debates started by discussing the union’s roadmap to protect public interest journalism.

18 May 2021
Media Commission to hear NUJ call for recovery plan

The Irish government’s Commission on the Future of Media will consider the NUJ's proposals for media recovery and reform in support of public interest...

11 February 2021

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Iran International

NUJ backs censure of Iran over targeting of reporter in Iran International’s bureau in Israel  

The union has condemned the constant harassment of Iranian journalists by the country’s authorities. 

14 January 2022
NUJ calls for end of harassment of journalists by Iranian state

Following the attempted kidnap of an Iranian journalist in New York, the union has highlighted the threats to the Iranian press in the UK.

14 July 2021
Unions highlight plight of Iranian journalists at UN event

Journalists based in London continue to be harassed because of the BBC work they do

24 June 2021

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Local News Matters

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
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
Bullivant strikers resolve dispute by securing changes at work

The chapel has achieved significant outcomes over the last few months.

18 September 2020

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Industrial news

Herald features writers’ jobs saved

Newsquest reverses its decision to make redundancies following threat of industrial action.

19 April 2022
Newsquest threatens to cut entire features team at The Herald

NUJ condemns move by Newsquest and warns members will resist at every turn.

12 April 2022
BBC North West journalists vote for work to rule

NUJ members are making a stand about the damaging impact of job cuts on news output in the region.

06 April 2022

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Journalists' safety news

NUJ holds international solidarity event

Global threats to journalists and journalism spanning Ukraine, Yemen and Palestine were explored in the union’s webinar with the IFJ.

17 May 2022
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...

14 July 2021
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.

29 June 2021

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Union news

The Journalist: print delivery sorted

The NUJ is pleased to report that a technical issue affecting delivery of The Journalist has been resolved.

09 May 2022
High Court decision allows Liberty's "Snoopers' Charter" challenge to proceed to appeal

Victory is welcomed by the NUJ following concerns over the protection of journalists and their sources

22 April 2022
Ukraine Solidarity Campaign announces demonstration

Rally in London on 9 April supports the people of Ukraine, and calls for an end to Russian action.

06 April 2022

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Obituaries

Working Class Hero Steve Jones (1955 -2022)

A gentle man with an underlying fire in his heart and soul for social justice and equality

27 January 2022
Telegraph journalist and education reformer John Izbicki, has died aged 91

He saved Margaret Thatcher from a drunken journalist, but was his own man.

10 January 2022
NUJ pays tribute to photographer and long-time activist Larry Herman

A stalwart of the London Freelance Branch, he was known as a tenacious agitator.

05 January 2022

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