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Government agrees to protect confidential journalistic material after legal challenge

The UK government has agreed to bring in new safeguards protecting journalists from having confidential journalistic material easily accessed by state bodies

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Exploring the NUJ code of conduct 

Protection of sources, accuracy and artificial intelligence were focal points in the NUJ Ethics council webinar.  

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08 Feb 2024
NUJ welcomes victory as Metropolitan Police lose bid to access journalistic material 

The union welcomed a High Court ruling against the Metropolitan Police, preventing their access to confidential journalistic material.  

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14 Nov 2023
India: authorities arrest and detain journalists following raids 

News outlet NewsClick and the homes of its journalists have been raided in targeted action by authorities.

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06 Oct 2023
NUJ co-signs open letter opposing the use of spyware against journalists

80 organisations have urged Members of the European Parliament to recognise the dangers of spyware against journalists, and call for its prohibition under the European Media Freedom Act.

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28 Sep 2023
Protection of sources

The NUJ's long history of defending the right of journalists to protect sources, is at the heart of the union's commitment to members.

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09 Sep 2023
NUJ and Liberty force government to amend Snoopers’ Charter

The Court of Appeal has handed down its judgment in the latest stage of Liberty’s legal action challenging the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, in which the NUJ intervened on behalf of its members to lead on arguments on the protection of journalistic communications and sources.

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Online Safety Bill: Ofcom must consider journalistic content and sources when issuing notices

The NUJ has welcomed action from the UK government improving protections for journalists when encrypted content is scanned.

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Journalistic material must not be retained by Investigatory Powers Commissioner

The Joint Human Rights Committee has urged the UK government to adopt its recommendation preventing the Commissioner from retaining material where there is no public interest.

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04 Jul 2023
Tunisia: Khalifa Guesmi sentenced to five years in prison

The Tunis Court of Appeal has imposed the longest prison sentence to a journalist over his failure to disclose his source.

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17 May 2023

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