Showing items tagged with 'public interest'
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.
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.
14 March 2014: The Defamation Act 2013 is now in force and has introduced major changes which affect how journalists work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6 July 2011: The NUJ has joined calls for an urgent public inquiry into phone hacking at the News of the World.