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  • Crowdfunding for Caribbean journalists

    22 September 2017
    NUJ Netherlands is supporting a crowdfunding campaign to bring aid to journalists in Caribbean countries affected by Hurricane Irma. It focuses primarily on journalists in the Dutch territory of St. Maarten which was hit hardest by the hurricane. The initiative is part of a wider effort launched by the Association of Caribbean Mediaworkers (ACM).
  • 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.

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