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The NUJ and IFJ condemn all attempts to secretly interfere with journalists' communications
Following the attempted kidnap of an Iranian journalist in New York, the union has highlighted the threats to the Iranian press in the UK.
The union has joined the condemnations and expressed its shock at the shooting of the Dutch investigative journalist in Amsterdam on Tuesday 6 July.
On June 25 the International Labour Organization Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work came into force.
Journalists based in London continue to be harassed because of the BBC work they do
Apple Daily was the last major pro-democracy newspaper in Hong Kong.
The union today has condemned the actions of Hong Kong’s national security police and offered full solidarity to journalists and media workers in Hong Kong following the newspaper raid and arrests at Apple Daily.
The NUJ said it was a direct attack on press freedom and privacy and urged the UK and Irish governments to defend journalists' rights to report on the games without this "outrageous impediment".
Hamid Mir was taken off air after he gave a speech critical of the Pakistani military at a rally protesting an attack on another journalist.
The head of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS), Nasser Abu Bakr, has called on the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) to condemn attacks on media and to send a commission to investigate the crimes against journalists in Palestine.