The NUJ has condemned the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia and the deaths of 82 journalists and media staff in 2017. Tony Sheldon from the continental European council proposed Motion 153 and said that so far this year the death toll has been 17. Our colleagues would not be forgotten, he told delegates.

DM 2018The motion was agreed and instructed the union to continue to work with the IFJ and others to campaign against the harassment and murder of journalists, and to co-ordinate a campaign at branch level to mark the international day to end impunity for crimes against journalists on 2 November.

Motion 155 was proposed by first-time delegate Katrin McGauran, left, from the Netherlands branch. She outlined the plans of the Dutch government to follow other European countries and introduce a law allowing security services to conduct mass electronic surveillance. This would expose the personal data of the population without any exceptions, and would also jeopardise the protection of journalistic sources.

Delegates agreed the motion which instructed the union to support bodies such as the IFJ, Amnesty International and our Dutch sister union, the Nederlandse Vereniging van Journalisten (NVJ), in opposing these measures.

Read more at the main NUJ site: #DM18: International solidarity