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High Court grants Julian Assange permission to appeal extradition to the United States

The National Union of Journalists has welcomed the High Court’s judgment granting Julian Assange victory in his case requesting leave to appeal extradition to the United States.

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NUJ backs Northern Ireland Policing Board request for urgent meeting with PSNI Chief Constable

The union welcomed the request by the chair and vice chair of the board for an urgent meeting with  the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) following this week’s revelations around use of surveillance powers to spy on journalists.

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NUJ demands emergency NI Policing Board meeting on sinister surveillance of journalists  

The shocking revelations at the Investigatory Powers Tribunal hearing in London yesterday about the scale and nature of PSNI surveillance of journalists and lawyers in Northern Ireland have led to a demand for an emergency meeting of the Northern Ireland Policing Board.

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Police Service of Northern Ireland regularly spied on numerous journalists

Investigatory Powers Tribunal hears police accessed data of those writing critical stories about the force

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Israel: Al Jazeera shutdown is dangerous and wrong

Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, said: "Targeting Al Jazeera as the Israeli government has is a direct attack on free speech that brings shame on those responsible – I hope they will soon realise their error and reverse this decision.”

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07 May 2024
Italy: solidarity with journalists on strike at public broadcaster RAI

The NUJ joined journalist organisations in supporting the protest against the “stifling control” exercised by Giorgia Meloni‘s government.

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07 May 2024
New journalists' safety tracker to help monitor SLAPPS

NUJ reveals aim to gather more data about incidents of 'lawfare'

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World Press Freedom Day 2024

As the death toll in Gaza rises to horrific levels and more than 300 BBC World Service journalists are working in exile as crackdowns on press freedom increase across the globe, today’s World Press Freedom Day finds hard-fought journalists’ rights and safety in a difficult place.

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03 May 2024
NUJ welcomes BBC call for inquiry into police surveillance of a journalist

The union has welcomed the decision of the BBC to write to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal about the alleged police surveillance of former journalist Spotlight journalist Vincent Kearney

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