The Flemish Association of Journalists (VVJ), together with the main Flemish editing companies, has reached a ruling with Belgian tax authorities as to which part of the freelance’s payment can be considered as ‘author’s rights’ and which part ‘fees’ (for work). The deal of the ruling: 50 % is for ‘author’s rights’ and 50 % for ‘fees’. Read more on this entry.
Brussels, 19/01/2017. The IFJ has just announced a new life and injury insurance policy for journalists, “Insurance for Journalists”, that offers a ‘no-nonsense’ broad spectrum of cover for news professionals, includes coverage within both war and civil-war zones, and is available to both staffers and freelancers. Read more on this entry.
Two NUJ Brussels branch officers attended a Brussels round-table on whistle-blower protection organised by the Belgian Groen and Ecolo parties on 21 December 2016. Groen and Ecolo (Belgium’s two green parties) are proposing a federal law to protect whistle-blowers in the private sector (there is already legislation affecting the public sector). The branch officers reported as follows. Read more on this entry.