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Free Julian Assange

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

NUJ Photographer Andy Aitchison receives an apology from Kent Police

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. 

21 Oct 2021
The NUJ congratulates journalist Nobel Prize winners

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.

08 Oct 2021
Assange defeat portends press freedom jeopardies

Tim Dawson reports on proceedings at the Royal Courts of Justice.

13 Aug 2021
NUJ condemns raid and arrests in Hong Kong

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.

17 Jun 2021
NUJ asks journalists and media outlets to respond to official secrets reform

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.

NUJ to publish protocol with private security workers

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.

14 May 2021
NUJ vows to renew efforts to defend press freedom

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.

02 May 2021
NUJ calls for greater transparency at policing public inquiry

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.

23 Apr 2021
NUJ statement on reporting during the May elections 

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.

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