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NUJ welcomes creation of government-led UK SLAPPs taskforce

The union will represent members through its seat, noting the taskforce as a “significant step in tackling the scourge of strategic litigation aimed at crushing freedom of expression.”

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15 Sep 2023
Online Safety Bill: Ofcom must consider journalistic content and sources when issuing notices

The NUJ has welcomed action from the UK government improving protections for journalists when encrypted content is scanned.

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NUJ condemns use of party-political pledges on departmental press releases

The union's Ethics council has called for an end to the practice after Conservative party pledges appeared on a recent release.

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Assange treatment "atrocious breach of natural justice", says David Davis

At a cross party meeting in parliament, former foreign secretary David Davis MP described the treatment of journalist Julian Assange as an "atrocious breach of natural justice".

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12 Jul 2023
UK government must not aid US in Assange extradition efforts

The National Union of Journalists is alarmed to learn that UK police officers have approached British-based journalists, apparently seeking evidence intended to aid the prosecution of Julian Assange.

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10 Jul 2023
NUJ calls on UK government to halt deportation of journalist Ghazi Ghareeb Zorab 

The NUJ has urged UK authorities to stop the deportation of a Kurdish journalist facing threats to his safety if returned to Iraq.  

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29 Jun 2023
NUJ welcomes anti-SLAPP amendments but repeats call for standalone legislation from government

Union calls for journalists' protections on all SLAPP cases, and not those limited in scope to economic crime. 

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13 Jun 2023
MPs back BBC Local

“We stand with you, we support local radio.” This was the message that MP after MP stood up and delivered to NUJ BBC members at a lobby of Parliament on Wednesday 7 June.

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08 Jun 2023
BBC journalists set to commence 48-hour strike  

1000 journalists will participate in industrial action over the BBC’s plans to dramatically reduce local radio services across England.  

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06 Jun 2023
Afghan journalists granted right to review in UK legal challenge

NUJ welcomes decision allowing former BBC journalists in Afghanistan to have their cases considered under government’s relocation scheme.

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14 Feb 2023

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