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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.

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.

NUJ condemns execution of dissident journalist

The killing of dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam was a "brutal execution" by the Iranian state.

NUJ calls for harsher penalties for repeated attacks on journalists

Harsher legal penalties should be considered for individuals who repeatedly threaten or attack journalists.

From Health Crisis to Good News: A recovery plan for the news industry in Northern Ireland

As Northern Ireland comes to grips with the damage wrought by the Covid-19 crisis, the National Union of Journalists, UK and Ireland, is calling for a strategic initiative to rescue the media so that it may continue the vital role it has played on a daily basis during this unprecedented period of social and economic uncertainty.

Council of Europe reports a wave of attacks on media freedom

New report details 142 serious threats to media freedom.

30 Apr 2020
Hands off press freedom: attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal (2020)

Annual Report by the partner organisations to the Council of Europe Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists.

23 Apr 2020