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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.”
The NUJ has welcomed action from the UK government improving protections for journalists when encrypted content is scanned.
The union's Ethics council has called for an end to the practice after Conservative party pledges appeared on a recent release.
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".
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.
The NUJ has urged UK authorities to stop the deportation of a Kurdish journalist facing threats to his safety if returned to Iraq.
Union calls for journalists' protections on all SLAPP cases, and not those limited in scope to economic crime.
“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.
1000 journalists will participate in industrial action over the BBC’s plans to dramatically reduce local radio services across England.
NUJ welcomes decision allowing former BBC journalists in Afghanistan to have their cases considered under government’s relocation scheme.