Exiled journalist Charles Atangana and Michelle Stanistreet © Private
The NUJ has campaigned successfully on behalf of exiled journalists forced to flee their home countries due to persecution and threats. Many of them have had difficulty seeking asylum in the UK and have needed the support of the entire union, from local branches to head office.
This support has included publicising their campaigns in the broader trade union movement, legal support, petitions and more.
Previous cases have included those of:
- Rzhwan Amin – NUJ intervention wins reprieve for Iraqi journalist (1 February, 2013)
- James Fallah-Williams – James Fallah-Williams can stay in UK (26 August, 2011)
- Alieu Ceesay – NUJ member Alieu Ceesay wins fight to stay in the UK (3 August, 2011)
- Charles Atangana – Charles Atangana finally receives his refugee papers (5 July, 2011)
- Mansoor Hassan – NUJ wins deportation battle for Mansoor Hassan (7 February, 2008)
Read all the stories about these cases.
The NUJ has also been involved in IFJ activities to protect exiled journalists internationally, such as supporting the opening of a "safe house" for persecuted journalists in Cadiz.