Category: Updates

NUJ shocked at BAI decision on Communicorp

The National Union of Journalists has expressed “grave disappointment” at the decision of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland not to investigate interference in the editorial independence of their radio stations by Communicorp.  The decision was confirmed in a letter to…

NUJ urges Government to broaden remit of proposed commission on the future of public service broadcasting in Ireland

RTE Mobile Broadcast Van. Image via Bernard Goldblach, Flickr

The National Union of Journalists has urged the government to broaden the remit of the proposed commission on the future of public service broadcasting in Ireland to include all media.   In a statement, Séamus Dooley, Irish Secretary said a…

NUJ welcome decision not to sell RTÉ Guide

The NUJ has welcomed the announcement that RTÉ is not to proceed with the proposed sale of the RTÉ Guide. Staff were advised of the decision today (December 5). In a statement Séamus Dooley, Irish Secretary said: “The NUJ was…

Open Call for the 12th ASEF Journalists’ Seminar (ASEFJS12)

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) have just launched an Open Call for the 12th ASEF Journalists’ Seminar (ASEFJS12). This is a two-day training event focused on Media Trust and Information, fully funded for young journalists from Asia & Europe. ASEF welcomes…

Winning and Negotiating Freelance Work

Attention Dublin Freelance members, Below please find details of a one-day course on Winning and Negotiating Freelance Work, organised by NUJ in London. If you are interested, Dublin Freelance branch is pleased to announce it will reimburse the course fee…

Secrecy clause would damage credibility of judicial inquiries – NUJ

Scales of Justice

THE National Union of Journalists has called on the government to redraft provisions of the Judicial Council Bill 2017, which prohibit publication of the names of judges censured by the Judicial Council and provides for a draconian prison sentence for…

Simon Cumbers Media Fund summer 2017 round closing shortly

Journalists and media professionals with an interest in reporting on issues in the developing world are invited to apply for funding under the summer 2017 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund. The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 10th…

Independent Newspapers should withdraw plans to close pension schemes

The NUJ has called on Independent Newspapers (Ireland) to withdraw plans for the proposed closure of the company’s defined benefit pension schemes. The union has also protested at the manner in which scheme trustees, elected by workers, have been treated…

NUJ alarm at INM move to buy Celtic Media titles

The National Union of Journalists is gravely concerned at the announcement that Independent News & Media is seeking to acquire the publishing arm of the Celtic Media Group. Celtic Media Groups owns regional newspapers in Westmeath, Offaly, Meath, Cavan and…

BAI Media Research

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (30.08.16) announced details of its 2016 Media Research Funding Scheme. A total of €50,000 is being made available to suitably qualified academics, researchers and media professionals in order to carry out short-term…