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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
International Women's Day 2023

For #IWD2023  the NUJ says the best way to improve women’s rights in the workplace is to join the union


08 Mar 2023
NUJ calls for swift action to protect UK-based journalists under threat

The National Union of Journalists has called on the government and police to act swiftly and robustly to secure the safety of journalists working across the UK and to defend media freedom

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Iran: authorities must respect journalists’ rights and release those jailed

NUJ joins calls by the International Federation of Journalists for the release of all imprisoned media workers, as the Islamic Republic celebrates its 44th anniversary.

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10 Feb 2023

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