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The safety of journalists has been and will continue to be a major priority for the union
Conference debated and agreed motions committing to campaign for improved members' pay and terms and conditions.
The NUJ’s Health and Safety committee marks #IWMD23 and reflects on action needed to ensure journalists’ safety at work.
For 20 years the NUJ has campaigned for justice.
London protestors occupied media headquarters and targeted journalists.
As the Taliban now control the country, the IFJ are monitoring of the situation on the ground and the many requests for emergency support reveal panic and fear amongst Afghanistan’s media community.
The NUJ is calling on the UK government to put in place specific measures for journalists and media workers under its anticipated resettlement scheme and step up its effort to deliver their safe passage out of Afghanistan.
Union welcomes comments made today and will wait to see further details of the scheme.
The condition needs to recognised as an occupational disease, to give workers access to legal protections and compensation.