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NUJ condemns as abhorrent Iran’s “convictions” of 44 journalists working on Persian-language media outlets 

The union calls for action to be taken against Iran following revelations that the Tehran Revolutionary court in absentia tried the journalists on the charge of "propaganda against the Islamic Republic".

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Iran: journalists threatened by prison authorities

Women journalists among the first to cover Mahsa Amini’s death have received further restrictions whilst imprisoned.

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11 Jan 2024
NUJ statement on assassination plot of Iran International journalists

Union response to new details of a plan by Iranian authorities to kill UK-based journalists.

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NUJ condemns jailing of Iranian journalists

The union has strongly condemned the sentences imposed on two Iranian journalists, Niloofar Hamedi and Elaheh Mohammadi, for reporting on the death of Mahsa Amini, whose death in police custody led to national protests.

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23 Oct 2023
Iran: journalists’ accreditation system threatens media freedom

Journalists in Iran may soon require a government licence to work in the country.  

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26 Sep 2023
Iran: NUJ joins IFJ in calling for the release of all detained journalists

A year on from Mahsa Amini’s death and protests in Iran, several journalists remain imprisoned in the country.

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15 Sep 2023
Iran: journalists accused of spying in private trials

The NUJ has called for the release of two journalists accused of “conspiring with foreign powers’ over their reporting following Mahsa Amini’s death.  

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28 Jul 2023
NUJ welcomes UN commitment to investigate threats against BBC News Persian journalists and their families

The confirmation was announced on 5 July during the 53rd session of the Human Rights Council.

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06 Jul 2023
Iran's targeting of journalists raised at UN Human Rights Council

 Iran’s extra-territorial targeting of journalists in the UK, Germany and across Europe has attracted criticism and concern at the 52nd session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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17 Mar 2023
NUJ urges BBC to use additional World Service funding for BBC Persian radio

The union has called on the BBC to reverse cuts to services and jobs at the station, follwing government's £20m injection.

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14 Mar 2023

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