NWU Report Details Retaliation Against Western Media Workers Speaking Out on Gaza War

As the world recognized Press Freedom Day on May 3, Palestinian journalists continued to be incarcerated, injured, and killed in record numbers by the Israeli military. Western media workers, meanwhile, face retaliation and obstruction for seeking to elevate Palestinian voices or simply expressing concern about the media’s lopsided coverage of the Israel-Gaza war. Some are even being pepper-sprayed, detained, […]

El NWU se suma al manifiesto en contra del golpismo judicial y mediático en España

El Sindicato Nacional de Escritores de EE. UU. (NWU, por sus siglas en inglés) apela al espíritu democrático y al rigor periodístico y hace un llamado urgente para que las cabeceras españolas contrasten la información antes de difundir informaciones sobre cualquier dirigente o fuerza política incluyendo el Presidente español, Pedro Sánchez.  Nuestro llamado y apoyo […]

PJS Calls for Boycott of White House Correspondents’ Dinner

We support the call of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate to boycott tomorrow’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. More than 100 journalists and media workers have been killed in the past six months of Israel’s war on Gaza, backed by the United States government. As PJS writes, “By standing in solidarity with Palestinian journalists, we uphold the […]

We stand in solidarity with Kurdish journalists in the face of recent attacks from Erdogan regime

The National Writers Union condemns the recent arrests of 16 journalists by Turkish authorities. We are closely watching the situation as the Erdoğan government is attacking journalists, academics, political organizers and all the social opposition to keep its power. We are particularly aware that the Kurdish people face constant oppression, mass arrest, closure of their […]

NWU Joins International Press Organizations Charging Israel with War Crimes

On May 27, the national officers, chapter chairs and delegates of the National Writers Union completed voting unanimously to join the case filed by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) with the International Criminal Court (ICC) charging Israel with war crimes for targeting journalists. We call all US press […]

Afghan Women Need Your Help

On November 17, the Women’s Committee and International Committee of NWU held an online screening of Afghan Women: A History of Struggle. As the Taliban took control of Afghanistan last summer, more than 140 media outlets closed or were forcibly turned over to Taliban control. Many staff have fled. The director of the Afghanistan media and information center was […]

A Year of Living Dangerously

In many ways, the past year has been a test for all of us and for our union. May 25 marked the one-year anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd and the anti-racist uprising that followed. The past year also featured the US Presidential election and the fascist storming of the US Capitol. It […]