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The union today has condemned the actions of Hong Kong’s national security police and offered full solidarity to journalists and media workers in Hong Kong following the newspaper raid and arrests at Apple Daily.
The union has urged media organisations and journalists to respond to the latest Home Office consultation setting out proposals to update the existing official secrets and espionage laws.
The union is working with the International Professional Security Association (IPSA) to launch guidance and a campaign to increase understanding between journalists and private security officers.
On World Press Freedom Day on Monday 3 May, the NUJ has stressed the need for renewed, collective effort to defend and protect media freedom at home and abroad.
As the second phase of the undercover policy public inquiry starts in London this week, the NUJ has called on the authorities to deliver meaningful transparency.
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.
Facebook must publish editorial guidelines which appear to allow users to call for the death of public figures
The National Union of Journalists has called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to publish full details of editorial guidelines which the union says raise "fundamental questions about the standards set by Facebook in the treatment of a wide range of public figures and people who may find themselves in the public spotlight".
The NUJ has condemned a judge’s decision to ban the media from reporting the opening statements and all witness statements in the case of Solider F.
The National Union of Journalists in the UK and Ireland has joined unions representing tens of thousands of media workers in Australia, Canada and the US in presenting a plan to save journalism from the greedy and anti-democratic tech platforms, which are sucking the lifeblood from the industry.
After Mark Zuckerberg pulled the plug on Facebook in Australia as it threatened to make him pay for the news stories it carries, the NUJ says it's time for the tech giants’ power to be challenged.