About us

The Brussels branch of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has just under 100 members working as staff and freelance journalists, reporters, correspondents, editors, photographers, broadcasters and PR professionals in and around the city.

Brussels NUJ is an integral part of the union, which has a total membership of around 35,000, making it one of the largest journalists’ unions in the world. The NUJ as a whole provides solidarity, support and professional information to members, who pay an annual subscription fee.

Brussels NUJ also campaigns on key issues facing the media in Europe, such as transparency, access to information and freedom of speech, and supports its colleagues in other journalist trade unions.

Branch officers provide the local contact and are often the first point of call for members in need of help, information or wise heads to provide support with workplace or professional issues.

The branch has an email network – Grapevine – that reaches members across Europe, disseminating up-to-the-minute information and work opportunities.

In addition we cooperate closely with other journalism institutions and groups within Brussels, such as the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Journalists@Your Service (J@YS) and the International Press Association (API/IPA).

How to join

If you’d like to join us, go to the ‘How to join the NUJ’ page. You can also contact the branch Chair or Membership Secretary – go to the Contact us page.

How to pay membership

New member? Existing member? If you want to pay your membership subscriptions, go here.