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The Belfast and District NUJ Banner was at the Free Julian Assange support event on Saturday 23 October outside Belfast City Hall, one of 20 similar events across the island of Ireland, Nobel laureate Mairead Corrigan spoke at the event. Picture: Kevin Cooper
He received a full apology from the Chief Constable of Kent Police, Alan Pughsley, which includes admissions that Mr Aitchison’s arrest, the search of his property and the imposition of bail conditions and Fixed Penalty Notice were all unlawful.
Maria Ressa, chief executive of Philippine digital media company Rappler, and Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of the Russian Novaja Gazeta, have won the Nobel Peace Prize for their “courageous fight” for freedom of expression.
Tim Dawson reports on proceedings at the Royal Courts of Justice.
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.