Stand Up for Journalism initiative highlighting threats against Northern Ireland reporters receives widespread support

The publishers of three Belfast-based newspapers and the National Union of Journalists have joined together to stand up for reporters and press freedom in Northern Ireland.

The initiative has secured local and global endorsement, involving many prominent individuals and organisations.

The public statement is carried today in the Belfast Telegraph, Irish News and News Letter and has been endorsed by political, trade union, industry, community and religious leaders.

Signatories include the First Minister Arlene Foster, deputy First Minster Michelle O’Neill and the majority of MLAs.

The joint initiative aims to highlight and challenge the increasing number of threats of violence against the media.



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