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NUJ calls for public interest defence for unauthorised disclosures

Union warns the Home Office plans are a severe threat to journalism

23 Jul 2021
UK government conflates journalism and espionage in latest Home Office consultation

The proposals on which the government is consulting create clear new detriments for journalists and journalism.

19 Jul 2021
NUJ asks journalists and media outlets to respond to official secrets reform

The union has urged media organisations and journalists to respond to the latest Home Office consultation setting out proposals to update the existing official secrets and espionage laws.

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 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.