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Union reacts to news of proposed cut to BBC funding via the licence fee.
The NUJ is calling on the UK government to confirm its plans to support journalists and other media workers fleeing Afghanistan as part of its Afghan Resettlement Scheme, which has committed to resettle 5,000 Afghans in the first year of a five year plan totalling 20,000.
The NUJ is calling on the UK government to put in place specific measures for journalists and media workers under its anticipated resettlement scheme and step up its effort to deliver their safe passage out of Afghanistan.
Conference discussed and agreed policy on a range of governmental issues including sexual harassment, FOI legislation and Julian Assange.
The NUJ has joined a coalition of sister unions and politicians calling on the government to introduce new measures to prevent fire and rehire schemes.
Journalists, politicians and academics come together to raise the alarm.
The NUJ today calls on government ministers and all politicians to stop traducing journalists and media outlets following comments by Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, leader of the House of Commons.
The government has published the UK’s first national action plan to protect journalists from abuse and harassment.
While welcoming the extension of the aid schemes, the NUJ is concerned that many freelances remain excluded and says the industry will need to adopt the union’s news recovery plan if it is to prosper following Covid-19 restrictions.
The NUJ has urged the UK Chancellor to announce the details of the fourth grant for the self-employed now and not as part of his March budget.