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National Union of Journalists Malaysia (NUJ)

The National Union of Journalists Malaysia (NUJ) is the only organisation of working journalists in the country representing the industrial, social and welfare interest of journalists in the country

Formed on August 30, 1962 NUJ Malaysia is the sole authority to negotiate and determine the proper rates of remuneration and other terms and conditions of employment for journalists in the various publishing houses which produce Bahasa Melayu, English and Chinese newspapers and periodicals


NUJ Main Activities

Collective Agreement salary, wages and general assistance NUJ aids branches in preparations before any collective agreement (CA) negotiations; inviting the respective management to enter negotiations to renew a CA. Notice for negotiation will be given by either party three months prior to the termination of the existing CA.


The NUJM is working to build a long-term strategy to support journalists and media workers in Malaysia. As a project partner in an EU funded media reform project, Strengthening Malaysia’s Media for Change, this survey is a way to understand the needs, challenges and general landscape of the Malaysian media in 2020.

We will be including these survey reports soon:

There is no doubt that the current Covid-19 health crisis will continue to have an impact on media operations, press freedom and on the way journalists do their work. To better understand and deliver support, we need to hear from you.

To help inform this research, you have been identified as a key respondent and thus request you to take a few moments to respond to the questions below. You are hereby assured that any information that you provide shall remain confidential.

This survey should take no more than 20 minutes to complete. Thanks in advance for your assistance with this.