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NUJ welcomes high court decision in libel case against Carole Cadwalladr

Today's judgment is a win for public interest journalism and press freedom.

13 Jun 2022
SLAPPs: a threat to journalists and media freedom worldwide

Hear from our panel including investigative journalists who have faced SLAPPs action. Submit a response to government’s consultation closing 19 May.

NUJ welcomes decision by High Court in SLAPPs case

The majority of a legal claim targeting Swedish journalists, filed in London by Swedish businessman Svante Kumlin, has been dismissed. 

Have your say on legal threats to journalists and the chilling effect on media freedom

The NUJ is urging members to respond to a call for evidence about the use of SLAPPs in England and Wales.

World Press Freedom Day

NUJ reflects on this year's 'journalism under digital siege' theme and explores wider threats to journalists globally.

03 May 2022
Croatia: NUJ expresses concern over increasing use of SLAPPs

Over 900 active cases including those against journalists are burdening courts and attempting to censor the press.

01 Apr 2022
NUJ welcomes government commitment to SLAPP "clampdown"

A new consultation seeks views on proposals tackling the weaponising of lawsuits to silence journalists.

NUJ welcomes long overdue libel reform measures

Séamus Dooley said it was a "welcome step in freeing the Irish media from the shackles of draconian defamation laws".

Human Rights Day 2021

The NUJ condemns the "sheer quantity and malice of government attacks on human rights".


The NUJ has signed a letter in support of Catherine Belton, the publisher of Putin's People, and others intimidated by aggressive lawsuits.

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