WE STAND UP FOR JOURNALISM

An independent, vibrant, self-critical press is a cornerstone of democracy, and it is currently under attack from all quarters. The NUJ strives to preserve media workers’ rights, whether on the newsroom floor or in the field, freelance or salaried, all of whom toil on behalf of the public’s right to know and its desire to be informed.

The Union lobbies government and employers in defence of press freedom and acts to protect it when it comes under threat.  

A strong and active union is one of the few remaining means that writers, editors,  journalists and photographers have at our disposal for defending and preserving our livelihoods from the ravages of neo-liberalism. If these issues are of concern to you, please join us in the struggle for a better future.

Who we are

NUJ Netherlands is the Dutch branch of the National Union of Journalists (UK and Ireland). It is comprised of English-speaking (photo)journalists, writers, and editors living and working in Holland.

Why join NUJ

If you work in editorial, design or photography, in newspapers, magazines, books, TV, radio, public relations or new media, as a salaried staff member or on a freelance basis, the NUJ is the union for you. For a complete list of industrial sectors in which the NUJ is active, see the NUJ About page.

The many advantages of being a member of our trade union can be found on the Membership benefits page. To find out more about how the NUJ assists freelance writers or photographers, see Freelance.

You can access the archive of the Journalist to find out more about the union magazine. NUJ Informed is the regular newsletter from the National Executive Council.

Here is our letter of introduction (PDF)

Please contact the branch if you have any further questions or want to discuss the benefits of joining the NUJ.

TEN GOOD REASONS TO JOIN NUJ NETHERLANDS



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Journalists under threat

An international fact-finding mission led by the Amsterdam-based Free Press Unlimited has concluded that the increased polarisation of Dutch society,...
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It is becoming increasingly unsafe for journalists to report in the Netherlands: international fact-finding mission finds

From Free Press Unlimited The Netherlands is internationally known for consistently having one of the highest levels of press freedom...
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It is becoming increasingly unsafe for journalists to report in the Netherlands: international fact-finding mission finds
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Ukraine Appeal

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has thrust our profession into the frontline, both to bear testimony to events on the...
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Ukraine Appeal
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Support to our sister organisations in Ukraine

As events surrounding the Russian invasion of Ukraine unfold journalists are doing a magnificent but extremely dangerous job. The NUJ...
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Support to our sister organisations in Ukraine
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Help map the state of freelance journalism

Freelance journalists across Europe play a vital role in producing quality journalism that promotes healthy democracies and informed societies. Meanwhile,...
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Help map the state of freelance journalism
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Reporting Sinterklaas – advice and updates

With the Sinterklaas festivities approaching here's a reminder for reporters of the guidance available from your union. Reporting Piet in...
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Reporting Sinterklaas – advice and updates
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Ethical reporting of the Afghan crisis, asylum and refugees

By Jens Sorensen As the NUJ Netherlands representative on the NUJ's Ethics Council, I attended an online public meeting on...
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Ethical reporting of the Afghan crisis, asylum and refugees
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Peter R. de Vries 1956 – 2021

NUJ Netherlands and the union’s Continental European Council are saddened and angered at the news that high-profile investigative crime reporter...
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Peter R. de Vries 1956 – 2021
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We stand shoulder to shoulder with our Dutch and international colleagues in condemning the attack on Peter R. de Vries

NUJ members working in the Netherlands are shocked and angry at the news of the attempted murder of high-profile investigative...
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We stand shoulder to shoulder with our Dutch and international colleagues in condemning the attack on Peter R. de Vries
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Letters of support to Belarus journalists

Below the text of the letters that the NUJ Netherlands chair Tony Sheldon sent on behalf of the branch to Belarus...
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We call for the release of Belarus journalists

Today, Freedom Day in Belarus, the National Union of Journalists’ branch in the Netherlands calls for the release of Catarina...
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We call for the release of Belarus journalists
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International Women’s Day 2021

As the Equality Officer of The Netherlands's Branch of the NUJ, I am pleased to say that women members have...
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Cross-border working in the European Union post Brexit

Here is the latest report to the National Executive Council from NUJ Netherlands chair Tony Sheldon and Continental European Council...
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Cross-border working in the European Union post Brexit
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NUJ Netherlands pays tribute to its former chair and founder member Guy Thornton who has died suddenly this week

He will be sadly missed by all having become something of a talisman for the branch over more than two...
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NUJ Netherlands pays tribute to its former chair and founder member Guy Thornton who has died suddenly this week
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Dutch Association of Journalists (NVJ): Aggression against journalists must stop

The aggression and violence that journalists, cameramen and photographers currently face must stop.  "This is shocking. The aggression towards journalists...
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Reporting Piet in blackface; guidance from your union

Reporting current news events, involving zwarte Pieten in blackface, poses many challenges. But NUJ Netherlands and the union nationally can...
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NUJ fighting for the rights of British freelance journalists working in the EU

In a letter to President von der Leyen NUJ's General Secretary Michelle Stanistreet has asked for clarification on the situation...
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Cross-border Freelancing and UK citizens living in the EU after 2020

The EU’s recently published guidelines to the Withdrawal Agreement with the UK say British citizens who live in Europe will...
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Brit freelances in EU to lose right to sell cross-border services?

AFTER THE transition period following Brexit ends on 1 January 2021 and the UK leaves the EU's Single Market, UK...
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TOFA – until Sunday 12 July to make a claim

Flexible workers, such as those on zero-hours contracts, who because of the corona crisis may have lost a large part...
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