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UN raises ‘grave concern’ with Iran over harassment of BBC News Persian staff

The United Nations raised the concerns in a formal communication requesting Iran’s response and explanation.

BBC files UN complaint about online violence towards women journalists

The NUJ says the "truly chilling" threats must be stopped

23 Mar 2022
BBC News Persian

The BBC has marked International Human Rights Day by calling upon Iran to end the escalating cross-border harassment and threats towards its journalists.

10 Dec 2021
NUJ to report incidents of members attacked by so-called England fans

The union is to report incidents of violence against journalists and videographers covering the Euros championship to an inquiry opened by the football governing body UEFA.

NUJ calls for end of harassment of journalists by Iranian state

Following the attempted kidnap of an Iranian journalist in New York, the union has highlighted the threats to the Iranian press in the UK.

NUJ Equality Council calls on governments to ratify convention on violence and harassment at work

On June 25 the International Labour Organization Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work came into force.

02 Jul 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
NUJ welcomes the launch of a national action plan to protect journalists

The union said the National Committee for the Safety of Journalists’ plan was an important step towards ensuring journalists can carry out their work free from harassment and attack. It was launched with cross-party support.

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