Challenges for NJ
The media industry is developing rapidly. Never has the pace of change been faster and never has so much been published on so many media platforms. More members are joining the Norwegian Union of Journalists and more journalists are working in the Norwegian media than ever before.
Good journalism = good democracy
Free and independent journalism is essential for a democratic society. Journalists are society’s watchdogs and their job is to bring to light any professional misconduct or irregularities among those in positions of power.
IFJ: There can be no press freedom if journalists exist in conditions of corruption, poverty or fear
The Norwegian Union of Journalists (NJ) works to promote and safeguard the interests of colleagues in other countries. A main priority the next couple of years is a project promoting freedom of speech, safety and better working conditions for Russian journalists. This is in close cooperation with the Russian union (RUJ). We are also working to put the focus on freedom of speech in China before, during and after the Summer Olympics in Beijing.
NJ works for journalists - journalists work for us all
NJ works to ensure that journalists have the salary, working hours, benefits and welfare schemes to give them sufficient energy and willpower to do the important journalistic work every democracy relies on.
10 000 journalists can’t be wrong
With 10 000 members, the Norwegian Union of Journalists (NJ) organises nearly every journalist in Norway. This gives NJ professional weight and strength in the collective bargaining for wages and good working conditions.