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The union is to report incidents of violence against journalists and videographers covering the Euros championship to an inquiry opened by the football governing body UEFA.
Today the Media Lawyers Association has published a legal guide for journalists in England and Wales focused on combating online harassment and abuse.
The union was reacting to an incident when the Newsnight’s political editor was abused by anti-lockdown protesters in Westminster.
In response to new research, carried out by the International Center for Journalists and commissioned by UNESCO, the NUJ has called for greater coordination in tackling and preventing systemic online violence against women journalists. The report echoes many of the union's safety survey findings and includes input from NUJ members.
The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the UK and Ireland pays tribute to all media workers around the world who have died at work during the last year in commemorations marking International Workers' Memorial Day on Wednesday 28 April 2021.
The BBC reporter was subjected to abuse while preparing for a live broadcast; a man has since pleaded guilty.
In these exceptionally volatile circumstances, in which protests can be expected to continue, in Bristol and elsewhere, the NUJ has issued additional advice to members on staying safe.
The union has expressed concern at the behaviour of some police officers towards the media covering recent protests in Bristol.
NUJ members have informed the union they faced threats and harassment on Saturday at the Covid anti-lockdown, anti-vaccine protest that saw thousands march through the capital.
The NUJ today calls on government ministers and all politicians to stop traducing journalists and media outlets following comments by Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, leader of the House of Commons.