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Philippines: journalists under attack despite government commitments

NUJ expresses solidarity with journalists in the Philippines facing threats to their safety in targeted attacks within cities and provinces.  

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26 Jan 2024
NUJ hails significant SLAPPs ruling in Northern Ireland

The union has welcomed a judgment in favour of journalist Malachi O'Doherty, in "vexatious" defamation proceedings brought by Gerry Kelly MLA.

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UK Anti-SLAPP Coalition welcomes Wayne David MP’s Anti-SLAPP Bill

The Private Members’ Bill marks a “crucial milestone for the UK to stamp out all SLAPPs targeting public interest reporting.”

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06 Dec 2023
NUJ alarm over Andrews' libel action against Irish Times journalist

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."

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11 Nov 2023
NUJ welcomes updated National Action Plan for the safety of journalists

Legal threats, journalists’ safety and online abuse all feature in the refreshed publication.

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31 Oct 2023
NUJ submission to the Law Commission’s consultation on sexual offence prosecutions

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.

06 Oct 2023
King’s speech must include standalone anti-SLAPP law

NUJ joins over 60 signatories in calling for urgent legislation to protect journalists.

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21 Sep 2023
NUJ welcomes creation of government-led UK SLAPPs taskforce

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.”

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15 Sep 2023
NUJ welcomes anti-SLAPP amendments but repeats call for standalone legislation from government

Union calls for journalists' protections on all SLAPP cases, and not those limited in scope to economic crime. 

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13 Jun 2023
Cadwalladr Court of Appeal decision a major blow to public interest journalism

The Court of Appeal has instructed journalist Carole Cadwalladr to pay costs in excess of £1m to multimillionaire Arron Banks.  

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19 May 2023

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