Brussels, 17/05/2017. According to the paper’s journalists, the Flemish government has announced that it will not continue to publish Flanders Today, meaning this English-language newspaper – both online and print – will shut down on 1 October 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

The Brussels branch of the National Union of Journalists (Britain & Ireland) is holding a special meeting on Tuesday 25th April – focusing on the challenge of whistleblower protection. Read the rest of this entry »

Brussels, 21/01/2017. While Brexit is making headlines for journalists all round the world, few of those actually writing the headlines have had time to give consideration to their own likely status after Brexit. This brief note is therefore an attempt to provide some helpful information for members of NUJ Brussels. 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.

Last night at the December 2016 monthly meeting, NUJ Brussels voted to make a sizeable donation, namely €1,000, to support for the Turkish journalists. Some in the branch were a bit wary of donating such a large proportion of the branch financial reserve, but it was felt that the situation for Turkish journalists is now so dire, and the prognosis for freedom of expression in Turkey so bad, that the size of donation was justified. Read the rest of this entry »

“Besides journalists’ legal protections, equivalent protections should be extended to the people who risk their livelihoods, and lives, to bring this information to light in the first place,” wrote Lauren Kirchner, reporting on Columbia Journalism Schools’ seminar “Journalism after Snowden” in January 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

The NUJ Freelance Office has produced a new public-order video designed to help police officers understand their roles and responsibilities with regard to the press during public-order situations. Read the rest of this entry »

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