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The proposals on which the government is consulting create clear new detriments for journalists and journalism.
The union is to report incidents of violence against journalists and videographers covering the Euros championship to an inquiry opened by the football governing body UEFA.
The NUJ believes the failure to enact Part 2 of the Leveson Inquiry means that to date the relationship between the police, politicians and the media have never been examined or publicly scrutinised.
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.
The union is working with the International Professional Security Association (IPSA) to launch guidance and a campaign to increase understanding between journalists and private security officers.
As the second phase of the undercover policy public inquiry starts in London this week, the NUJ has called on the authorities to deliver meaningful transparency.
The union has expressed concern at the behaviour of some police officers towards the media covering recent protests in Bristol.
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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.
An arrested freelance photographer received a fine a week after his charges were dropped for covering a protest in Folkestone.