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NUJ raises concerns with Met over intimidation of BBC reporter Nick Watt

The union was reacting to an incident when the Newsnight’s political editor was abused by anti-lockdown protesters in Westminster. 

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 statement in support of Sima Kotecha

The BBC reporter was subjected to abuse while preparing for a live broadcast; a man has since pleaded guilty. 

Facebook must publish editorial guidelines which appear to allow users to call for the death of public figures 

The National Union of Journalists has called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to publish full details of editorial guidelines which the union says raise "fundamental questions about the standards set by Facebook in the treatment of a wide range of public figures and people who may find themselves in the public spotlight".

24 Mar 2021
NUJ Branch March 2021

Latest edition of the newsletter for branches

19 Mar 2021
Politicians must stop attacking journalists, says NUJ

The NUJ today calls on government ministers and all politicians to stop traducing journalists and media outlets following comments by Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, leader of the House of Commons.

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.

Government publishes first ever national action plan to protect journalists

The government has published the UK’s first national action plan to protect journalists from abuse and harassment.

How gender-based violence is silencing women journalists

Natasha Hirst told the TUC Women’s Conference that female writers are self-censoring or withdrawing from online spaces as a result of the abuse they suffer.

04 Mar 2021

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