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Latest news about press events in Brussels and the activities of NUJ Brussels.

Brussels, 20/11/2018. The JURI committee of the European Parliament today decided overwhelmingly that whistleblowers in the European Union should be entitled to protection from retaliation or intimidation when reporting corrupt or illegal practices under EU law. That same protection should be available to journalists assisting the whistleblower, the committee ruled. Read more on this entry.

The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) has redesigned its Surveillance Self Defence site, which now contains over forty guides in eleven languages. Filled with tips on how to protect your communications and privacy online, it is required reading for all journalists interested in protecting their communications. Read more at https://ssd.eff.org/ 

Or … don’t give away that photo. If you’re supplying an image for free, then someone else is paying for it. NUJ Brussels is backing the NUJ’s #Useitpayforit campaign to encourage amateurs to understand the value of the photographs and videos they provide to news organisations. 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.