Showing items tagged with 'secret courts'
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.
5 June 2014: Media groups object to secret trail of two accused of terrorism at Old Bailey.
24 January 2014: NUJ training and panel speakers podcast on the Justice and Security Act and secret courts in the UK.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 May 2012: The NUJ has broadly welcomed the Defamation Bill announced today as part of the Queen's Speech.
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.