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NUJ expresses solidarity with journalists in the Philippines facing threats to their safety in targeted attacks within cities and provinces.
The union has welcomed a judgment in favour of journalist Malachi O'Doherty, in "vexatious" defamation proceedings brought by Gerry Kelly MLA.
The Private Members’ Bill marks a “crucial milestone for the UK to stamp out all SLAPPs targeting public interest reporting.”
Séamus Dooley, NUJ Irish secretary, describes Sinn Féin TD Chris Andrews' legal proceedings against political journalist Harry McGee and the Irish Times as a "sinister development."
Legal threats, journalists’ safety and online abuse all feature in the refreshed publication.
NUJ comments on clauses related to the exclusion of the public and restrictions on members of the press attending trials. We are concerned about the impact changes will have on journalists including court reporters facing considerable changes to their ability to report trials if proposals are enacted.
NUJ joins over 60 signatories in calling for urgent legislation to protect journalists.
The union will represent members through its seat, noting the taskforce as a “significant step in tackling the scourge of strategic litigation aimed at crushing freedom of expression.”
Union calls for journalists' protections on all SLAPP cases, and not those limited in scope to economic crime.
The Court of Appeal has instructed journalist Carole Cadwalladr to pay costs in excess of £1m to multimillionaire Arron Banks.