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  • UK government would increase penalties for journalists receiving leaked official documents

    13 February 2017
    Journalists and civil liberties groups have denounced UK government plans to replace the Official Secrets Act with an Espionage Act which would increase the potential penalty for journalists receiving leaked official documents from two to 14 years in jail.
  • Polish government to restrict journalists’ access to parliament

    19 December 2016
    This weekend thousands of Poles took to the streets to oppose their government's plans to restrict media access to parliament. The delightfully Orwellian irony is that the plans being proposed by a governing party which calls itself the Law and Justice party (PiS) appear to be contrary to the Polish constitution, which grants access to parliament.
  • Freelancing – A Quick guide on how your union can help

    20 November 2016
    English-speaking journalists working in the Netherlands are today highly likely to be self-employed. As such they are more vulnerable than ever to exploitation and changes in the labour market. Their need for protection from a trade union is therefore greater too. Here is a quick guide to how the NUJ helps freelance journalists. Remember you are not on your own. As an NUJ member, whatever your problem, your union is there to help you.
  • Whistleblowers need EU protection

    20 November 2016
    Whistleblowers often risk ending up paying a high price for disclosing information. Yet whistleblowing can be essential in bringing to light – for example – illegal activities, corruption, activities which are contrary to public interest and threats to public health and safety. Whistleblowing can save lives, the environment and money. On 17 October a platform calling for EU-wide whistleblower protection was launched.
  • Accreditation

    21 September 2016
    Reporters, photographers and in particular those who work freelance may be asked for proof that they are a genuine working journalist when covering events such as political demonstrations, government press conferences, court reporting and international events. Here is how your trade union can help plus some tips drawn from branch members’ experiences reporting the in Netherlands over 20 years.

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