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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".
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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.
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.
The government has published the UK’s first national action plan to protect journalists from abuse and harassment.
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.
The NUJ has responded to a further attack on HuffPost reporter Nadine White, this time by Conservative MP Neil O'Brien.
"No journalist simply doing their job should be subjected to such harassment and hate-filled comments," said Michelle Stanistreet.
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