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Publish media report and government alternatives now says  NUJ 

“We are effectively going to read a report and the death notice for the Future of Media Commission at the same time,” said Irish Secretary Séamus Dool...

29 June 2022
Pride 2022

The NUJ has been supporting this year's Pride events and is attending the TUC LGBT+ conference this week

29 June 2022
Staff at Reach to ballot for industrial action over pay  

NUJ members at Reach titles will be balloted in coming weeks, following rejection of a 3% pay offer. 

28 June 2022
Philippines: access to media sites blocked

Authorities have restricted access to independent news sites citing links to communist and terrorist groups.

28 June 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

Publish media report and government alternatives now says  NUJ 

“We are effectively going to read a report and the death notice for the Future of Media Commission at the same time,” said Irish Secretary Séamus Dool...

29 June 2022
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

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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

Staff at Reach to ballot for industrial action over pay  

NUJ members at Reach titles will be balloted in coming weeks, following rejection of a 3% pay offer. 

28 June 2022
NUJ chapel shames Reach over hypocrisy

A motion from the NUJ Reach group chapel urges bosses to deliver a fair pay package that values staff and begins to address pay inequalities.

24 June 2022
Bristol City Council bans local democracy reporters from press briefings   

NUJ condemns “anti-democratic” decision to ban reporters in attempt to undermine quality journalism.   

23 June 2022

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Journalists' safety news

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.

08 June 2022

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Union news

Jim makes it three in a row

Former NUJ president and serving NEC Member Jim Boumelha has been re-elected as treasurer of the International Federation of Journalists.

06 June 2022
Heat and light – the IFJ in Oman gives hope to Ukrainian journalists

NUJ delegate Tim Dawson offers a personal reflection on an eventful IFJ World Congress in Oman.

06 June 2022
Wales TUC Congress 2022

NUJ motions on the privatisation of Channel 4 and public interest journalism in Wales were passed.

27 May 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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