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Welcome to February’s NUJ Informed, news from the union’s national executive council.
In a week when Facebook squared up to a nation state and its government blinked first, the NUJ is calling on the Chancellor to act robustly in next week’s Budget to acknowledge the vital role played by journalism in our society, and to usher in a package of measures to revitalise an ailing sector that underpins democracy.
The National Union of Journalists in the UK and Ireland has joined unions representing tens of thousands of media workers in Australia, Canada and the US in presenting a plan to save journalism from the greedy and anti-democratic tech platforms, which are sucking the lifeblood from the industry.
After Mark Zuckerberg pulled the plug on Facebook in Australia as it threatened to make him pay for the news stories it carries, the NUJ says it's time for the tech giants’ power to be challenged.
NUJ members urged to respond to consultation.
The Irish government’s Commission on the Future of Media will consider the NUJ's proposals for media recovery and reform in support of public interest journalism.
The NUJ's Irish secretary has called on Iconic Newspapers to match its call for Irish government support with a change in its own attitude towards trade union recognition.
NUJ urges a radical rethink of funding for public interest journalism.
The submission of the National Union of Journalists (UK and Ireland) for consideration by the Future of Media Commission.
Democracy needs a strong, independent and plural press – otherwise the mob will win.