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NUJ calls for no detrimental changes to official secrets laws

15 June 2017: Union highlights NUJ members long and proud history of defending the public's right to know and calls for better safeguards for journalists and journalism.

NUJ backs opposition to secret trial

5 June 2014: Media groups object to secret trail of two accused of terrorism at Old Bailey.

Justice and Security Act - secret courts podcast

24 January 2014: NUJ training and panel speakers podcast on the Justice and Security Act and secret courts in the UK.

The Justice and Security Act's secret courts - what journalists need to know

7 January 2014: Since 1997, the use of secret evidence has spread from national security appeals in asylum cases into many different areas of law, from parole board hearings to employment tribunals. It is crucial that journalists understand the Justice and Security Act and its implications.

Journalism at its best uncovers the truth, secret courts hide the evidence

3 January 2014: The Open Justice Project has teamed up with the union to offer training on the Justice and Security Act, a law that conceals information from the public, denies independent media scrutiny and insulates the government from scandal.

Investigating state secrecy: the Justice and Security Act

21 November 2013: This event will look at controversial ‘secret courts’ as introduced by the Justice and Security Act 2013, which allow the government to defend themselves in ordinary civil cases from serious legal challenges, outside of the public eye and insulated from the press.

Justice and security bill - a charter for cover-ups

1 March 2013: Journalists, trade unions, academics, media freedom defenders and human rights campaigners join to oppose plans for secret courts in the Justice and Security Bill.

Defamation Bill announced in Queen's Speech

10 May 2012: The NUJ has broadly welcomed the Defamation Bill announced today as part of the Queen's Speech.

Government MPs rebel over secret inquest bill

10 November 2009: The NUJ has welcomed efforts by MPs to throw out UK government plans that would enable inquests to be heard in secret.