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For 20 years the NUJ has campaigned for justice.
London protestors occupied media headquarters and targeted journalists.
As the Taliban now control the country, the IFJ are monitoring of the situation on the ground and the many requests for emergency support reveal panic and fear amongst Afghanistan’s media community.
The NUJ is calling on the UK government to put in place specific measures for journalists and media workers under its anticipated resettlement scheme and step up its effort to deliver their safe passage out of Afghanistan.
Union welcomes comments made today and will wait to see further details of the scheme.
The condition needs to recognised as an occupational disease, to give workers access to legal protections and compensation.
Conference heard and discussed a range of motions relating to the effect of Covid-19 on members, the way they work and how the NUJ should respond.
At the NUJ event tonight to remember Lyra McKee, the union pledged to support the Justice for Lyra campaign and again appealed for witness to come forward.
Whether it is the Cabinet Office FOI Clearing House, the land ownership registers or official secrets laws, journalists face a range of obstacles when reporting in the public interest in the UK.
The NUJ Disabled Members’ Council and Health and Safety Committee have raised concerns about the increase in reports of members experiencing mental distress at work.