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Pronouncement on future of BBC is a “vindictive and desperate act of distraction”

Michelle Stanistreet comments on the weekend newspaper briefing from an “ally” of Nadine Dorries, Culture Secretary, on the end of the TV licence and funding freeze.

BBC Turkey goes on strike for decent pay

NUJ members urged to support the journalists whose wages have been hit hard by inflation and tweet #SolidarityBBCTurkey

NUJ dismisses former culture secretary John Whittingdale’s attack on the BBC 

The ex-minister has proposed the corporation is stripped back to providing news and children’s programmes. 

Further cuts could “cost us the BBC we love”

The government-imposed saving of £1bn this year is already leading to more repeats and further cuts are planned for next year.

NUJ celebrates union recognition for Reach Local Democracy Reporters 

The union says it is now looking forward to working positively with the company and LDRs across the UK in the BBC-funded scheme. 

NUJ statement on the Foreign Office’s handling of the evacuation of Kabul as the Taliban took control

A whistleblower described the chaos and inaction at the heart of government, saying fewer than 5 per cent received help.

07 Dec 2021
NUJ and IFJ call for urgent action by UK government to help secure safe passage for under-threat former BBC journalists in Afghanistan  

More than seven weeks since the capture of Kabul by the Taliban, and the subsequent evacuation of western troops from the city, many journalists with close links to the UK remain stuck in hiding, fearful for their lives.

06 Oct 2021
BBC director general’s 16.6 per pay rise is “tone deaf and an insult” to staff 

Tim Davie’s rise – worth £75,000 and taking his pay to £525,000 – is a massive insult to BBC staff who have experienced pay freezes, budget cuts and redundancies.

Cut to funding is "hammer blow" for BBC, says NUJ

Union reacts to news of proposed cut to BBC funding via the licence fee.

Austin Mitchell, the first chair of the NUJ’s cross-party Parliamentary Group, has died aged 86

Seamus Dooley, assistant general secretary led tributes on behalf of the union to the former MP for Great Grimsby.

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