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Israel: new law granting closure of foreign media outlets threatens media freedom

The NUJ has warned against the closure of Al Jazeera and other international media outlets, following passage of a bill by the Israeli government banning broadcasting of foreign media over threats to national security.


03 Apr 2024
Police laid surveillance trap for journalists

Tim Dawson, IFJ deputy general secretary, reports from the Investigatory Powers Tribunal hearing where grave breaches by the PSNI over journalists’ surveillance and attempts to uncover a source have been disclosed.

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Northern Cyprus: IFJ and EFJ call for charges against union president to be dropped

Ali Kişmir faces a ten year prison sentence for “insulting and mocking” security forces. 

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06 Oct 2023
Iran: NUJ joins IFJ in calling for the release of all detained journalists

A year on from Mahsa Amini’s death and protests in Iran, several journalists remain imprisoned in the country.

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15 Sep 2023
India: journalist detained by state authorities

Badri Seshadri has been charged with offences following remarks about India's chief justice.

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07 Aug 2023
DM2023: International

Turkey, Sudan, Russia and Afghanistan all featured in motions focused on international issues.

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28 Apr 2023
Hong Kong: IFJ report explores challenges for Hong Kong journalists in the diaspora

NUJ backs calls by the International Federation of Journalists for greater action by governments and organisations to support Hong Kong journalists who have fled the country.

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06 Apr 2023
NUJ welcomes government changes on sanctions rules

New rules will block sanctioned oligarchs from bringing defamation cases in the UK.


31 Mar 2023
Support the Free Assange Now! campaign

The union continues to support the International Federation of Journalists’ “Free Assange Now!” campaign, urging for all charges against Assange to be dropped.

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24 Mar 2023
Hong Kong: Chief Executive Council endorses new programming requirements

Mandatory patriotic programming standards for broadcasters will further restrict press freedom.

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17 Feb 2023

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