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International conference on safeguarding journalists and sources

14 October 2014: An international conference has been organised to discuss concerns about mass surveillance of the media and to explore practical steps for safeguarding journalists and their sources.

Child porn offender named after appeal by NUJ member

12 June 2014: The NUJ welcomes successful appeal by member in Ireland to having Neil McBride, who admitted to having 90 child images on his computer, named following a secrecy order.

What all journalists need to know about the Defamation Act 2013

14 March 2014: The Defamation Act 2013 is now in force and has introduced major changes which affect how journalists work.

Defamation Bill passed

24 April 2013: The Defamation Bill has been passed and will give journalists better protection against corporations, a stronger public interest defence and provides increased protection for operators of websites.

NUJ backs peer's amendment to Defamation bill

22 April 2013: The NUJ Parliamentary Group has called for peers to support an amendment to the Defamation bill that will protect journalists from being gagged by powerful corporations.

NUJ calls for defamation bill to be passed with Lords' amendments

18 April 2013: The NUJ has condemned the government for overturning amendments made in the Lords to the Defamation Bill and adding others that back the interests of big business over press freedom.

Defamation legislation needs to be clearer to protect freedom of speech

13 December 2012: The NUJ is backing a Parliamentary report that calls for a clearer definition of public interest and tougher guarantees of freedom of speech.

Confidentiality of sources may be at risk in Ireland

25 October 2011: The NUJ's Irish Secretary has written to the Chairman of the Referendum Commission seeking clarification of the implications for journalists of the 30th Amendment to the Irish Constitution.

Irish BDC condemns cuts and seizure of journalistic materials

10 October 2011: During the morning session of the Irish Biennial Conference on Saturday, delegates condemned the latest BBC cuts and highlighted in particular the threat to 70 Belfast job and attacks on local radio.

NUJ joins calls for public inquiry into phone hacking

6 July 2011: The NUJ has joined calls for an urgent public inquiry into phone hacking at the News of the World.

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