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NUJ calls for 'short, sharp inquiry into the future of local newspapers'

11 November 2014: Letter to culture and digital economy minister, Ed Vaizey, says with the general election looming, there is genuine concern the local press no longer has the capacity to cover local and national politics in depth.

NUJ welcomes committee recommendations on copyright

3 October 2013: The report by the culture, media and sport parliamentary select committee echoes the union's criticism of the Hargreaves report and new copyright exemptions. The NUJ urges MPs and the government to take note.

Communications Review: have your say on forthcoming legislation

8 August 2012: The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) is planning to publish a White Paper in early 2013, with a Communications Bill introduced by the last session of this Parliament.

Did the Murdoch empire influence the BBC licence fee freeze?

10 May 2012: The decision in October 2010 on the licence fee was taken in an unprecedented fashion – without the normal process of public scrutiny – and behind closed doors.

NUJ protests against Murdoch BSkyB takeover on J30

30 June 2011: NUJ members took part in a protest against the government's announcement to allow News International to takeover BSkyB on Thursday 30 June.

NUJ protests against Murdoch BSkyB takeover

4 March 2011: Journalists and other supporters of media diversity in the UK demonstrated at the headquarters of the Department of Culture Media and Sport in London.

Government plans to freeze BBC licence fee a 'real terms' cut

20 October 2010: The NUJ is shocked and angered by the six-year freeze slapped on the BBC licence fee and an increase in the corporation’s expenses.

1,000 postcards defending BBC licence fee delivered to government

5 November 2009: The NUJ has delivered 1,000 postcards to the UK government protesting against proposals to hand a slice of the TV licence fee to commercial companies.

Andy Burnham to meet NUJ over local media cuts

20 January 2009: Andy Burnham, the UK Culture Secretary, has agreed to meet with the NUJ to discuss the future of local news, following an intervention by Katy Clark, MP for North Ayrshire and Arran.