NUJ statement on Stephen Nolan
Belfast and district chapel expressed support for colleagues on the Nolan Show
Robin Wilson, chair of the Belfast and district branch of the NUJ, expressed support for colleagues in BBC Northern Ireland working on the Nolan Show, following the revelation that the source of an online petition seeking to have the programme taken off the airwaves had used a pseudonym and had admitted, through his lawyer, to making defamatory comments.He said:
“It is our responsibility as a union not only to defend our members’ employment. It is also our responsibility to support freedom of expression in the media.
It is therefore important that this campaign against the programme has been exposed as synthetic and that our stance, and that of our members, has been vindicated.”