Safety survey - what threats have you faced?
THE NUJ is part of the newly-established UK National Committee for the Safety of Journalists, which is tasked with the creation of an action plan to tackle the growing problem for journalism of attacks on journalists. Your union therefore needs to find out more about your experiences to help us tackle the problem and help create that action plan.
The union has supported members facing attacks on social media; London-based journalists at Iran International and the BBC Persian Service being targeted by the Iranian authorities; reporters and photographers abused and attacked by far right activists; and journalists targeted by criminal gangs and paramilitary groups because of their reporting - just some of the unacceptable abuse happening across the industry.
Your union asks you to take a few moments to complete this confidential survey, to give us an insight into the prevalence of various behaviours and tactics being deployed to threaten or silence journalists and media outlets or prevent investigations and publishing.