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Freelancer Support Scheme

Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) fund has just opened the applications for the Freelancer Support Scheme that might be interesting for you or your community. The scheme provides grants of up to €20,000 to cross-border teams made up entirely of freelancers. It will also offer an extra layer of support through training, mentoring and networking…

By Admin 06/09/2022 Off

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 worldwide, ranking sixth on the 2021 World Press Freedom Index. However, attacks against journalists are on the rise, the international fact-finding mission on the safety of journalists in the Netherlands concludes. Established in close consultation with…

By Admin 08/04/2022 0

Ukraine Appeal

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has thrust our profession into the frontline, both to bear testimony to events on the ground, and in the information war for the truth. The NUJ Netherlands branch met this week to urge our members to back the NUJ’s appeal to support the safety fund and to remind journalists travelling…

By Admin 21/03/2022 0

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 together with its international trade union colleagues at the IFJ and EFJ are supporting our sister organisations in Ukraine and issuing advice on how to stay as safe as possible. See: Ukraine: journalists security and…

By Admin 25/02/2022 0

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, the community continuously faces increasing professional and personal challenges. Because of this, as part of the Freelance journalism Assembly, the European Journalism Centre foundation (EJC), with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is…

By Admin 22/02/2022 0

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 blackface; guidance from your union Meanwhile, London Freelance branch have covered the issue including a personal account from the Black Members Council Chair Emelia Kenlock Is the blackface zwarte piet ‘tradition‘ in decline?  And DutchNerws.nl have some…

By Admin 02/12/2021 0

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 Thursday, 7 October, which discussed the Afghan crisis’s ethical reporting, asylum and refugees. The NUJ Ethics Council event, chaired by the council’s chair, Professor Chris Frost, was very interesting. It was especially heart-rending to see…

By Admin 14/10/2021 0

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 Peter R. de Vries died today from his injuries, having survived a shooting in the Dutch capital last week. We send our condolences to his family, friends and journalistic colleagues. While the motives of his…

By Admin 15/07/2021 0

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 crime reporter Peter R. de Vries in Amsterdam last night. The NUJ Netherlands branch stands shoulder to shoulder with our Dutch and international colleagues in condemning this brazen attempt to intimidate our profession. De Vries…

By Admin 07/07/2021 0

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 journalists Katsiaryna Andreyeva and Daria Chultsova sentenced to two years in prison for doing their job.  My name is Tony Sheldon and I’m part of a branch of the UK and Ireland’s National Union of Journalists…

By Admin 17/06/2021 0