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Plan to boost Scottish news industry will invigorate public interest journalism

Recommendations to support and fund a diverse, pluralistic and sustainable press and public interest journalism has been published for consideration by the Scottish government.

17 Nov 2021
DM 2021: Government policies

Conference discussed and agreed policy on a range of governmental issues including sexual harassment, FOI legislation and Julian Assange.

21 May 2021
NUJ statement on reporting during the May elections 

Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, said: “The NUJ has warned political parties across the UK against using the Covid-19 regulations as a way of restricting the reporting of events, campaigns, photocalls and press conferences.

Scottish and Welsh governments announce new funding for freelances

The NUJ has urged the UK Chancellor to announce the details of the fourth grant for the self-employed now and not as part of his March budget.

NUJ welcomes changes to Scottish hate legislation

The union said such a broad law would induce a chilling effect and endanger freedom of expression and is encouraged that the minister listened.

Scottish Conservatives launch plan to support local and national media

Following cross-party talks by Edinburgh Freelance Branch, the Conservatives responded positively by taking up proposals in the NUJ's News Recovery Plan

29 Jun 2020
#ForgottenFreelances: hardship schemes announced

The NUJ has called for greater financial assistance from governments and employers for freelances as the Scottish government launches a hardship fund.

NUJ says no to FOI delays in new Scottish bill

NUJ opposes excessive timescales in Scottish freedom of information bill.