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Four in five journalists have experienced threats and violence at work

Over one in three female respondents said they do not feel safe operating as a journalist in the UK, a government survey has found.

Journalists asked to give evidence of threats to their safety 

The UK government is inviting journalists to give evidence to the National Committee for the Safety of Journalists so it can put in place measures to make sure they can operate free from threats and violence. 

02 Jun 2021
DCMS: Safety of Journalists Call for Evidence

This is call for evidence from the National Committee for the Safety of Journalists for journalists to contribute evidence and complete a survey so the government can improve its understanding of the problem of threats and abuse towards them, and assess to the police and judicial response. The responses will enable the committee to take action to ensure that journalists operating within the UK can do so free from threats, violence and abuse.

02 Jun 2021
NUJ statement in support of Sima Kotecha

The BBC reporter was subjected to abuse while preparing for a live broadcast; a man has since pleaded guilty. 

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".

24 Mar 2021
Government publishes first ever national action plan to protect journalists

The government has published the UK’s first national action plan to protect journalists from abuse and harassment.

NUJ condemns online and offline abuse of Nadine White

Politicians should be working to boost standards of public discourse, not indulging in petty outbursts that deepen hostility towards journalists.

IFJ records 60 killings of media workers in 2020

The year 2020 will go down in history as the year of an unprecedented global pandemic crisis, but also as the year of the resurgence of murders of journalists and media staff around the world.

04 Jan 2021
NUJ condemns killing of Afghan journalist

Union extends condolences to colleagues, families and friends, and raises key safety concerns affecting journalists locally and globally

Criminal violence against journalists must be punished, says NUJ

Scottish authorities need to hunt down the perpetrators of the attack aimed at silencing Glasgow journalists.

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