National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

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Journalism is NOT a crime

Journalism is NOT a crime

[Statement] Journalism is NOT a crime July 31, 2018 It is a dark time for democracy and freedom when journalists are treated as criminals – arrested, beaten up, threatened, charged and prevented from doing their work – as happened to our colleagues who covered the...

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About NUJP

Who we are

Since it was formed in 1986, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) has been advancing the interests of the Filipino working press while promoting free expression and free press. It has over 1,500 members in more than 60 chapters here and abroad.

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines spearheads various programs and campaigns relevant to press freedom and journalists’ welfare.

Press Freedom Campaign

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Media Safety Office

Established in 2005 in partnership with the International Federation of Journalists, the Media Safety Office monitors all forms of attacks against the media, be it threats, attacks, intimidation, or killings. NUJP also keeps track of the legal status of journalist killings, and cases seeking to intimidate journalists, such as criminal libel.

Professional Skills Training

NUJP offers free seminars and workshops on media safety, reporting on corruption, covering peace and conflict, elections, HIV-AIDS and children’s welfare. Over the years, it has collaborated with the International Media Support, International Federation of Journalists, Internews, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, among others, to conduct these trainings and to develop modules.

Labor Watch

With the International Federation of Journalists, NUJP has been conducting trainings and consultations to help colleagues organize and build power in their workplaces. It constantly develops projects that will address the current working conditions of the Filipino working press.
What Drives Us

Our Mission

To promote welfare and safety of journalists and uphold press freedom.

Support NUJP

Support our fight for better working conditions for Filipino journalists and media workers. Donate now!

Upcoming Campaigns

Nov. 2 - International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

All Day Fight impunity for crimes against journalists. Join our events to commemorate all journalists killed and attacked in the line of duty.

nov. 23 - #NeverForget: Ampatuan massacre 9th Anniversary

All Day Nine years ago, the single deadliest attack against journalists happened in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao. Join us as we commemorate the 58 people—32 of them journalists—who perished in gruesome Maguindanao massacre.