Government efforts to support freedom of expression needed closer to home

The Chartered Institute of Journalists has welcomed the Foreign Office decision to set up a £1 million pound fund to support freedom of expression projects globally. But the world's longest standing professional association of journalists says such help is also...

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Plight of Oldham Evening News highlights extent of the crisis

The Chartered Institute of Journalists says the closure of Oldham Evening Chronicle and other newspapers in the last week represents a crisis that the journalism industry and politicians are failing to respond to. The Institute says the watchdogs of democracy...

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CIoJ urges international support for Al Jazeera

Press release Release date: 6 July 2017 The Chartered Institute of Journalists is urging international support for Al Jazeera in the face of the demand by Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries that it should be shut down by...

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CIoJ says local authorities who shut out media and public shut down democracy

Press release Release date: 30 June 2017 The Chartered Institute of Journalists says public bodies that lock out the public and media are closing down democracy. Britain's longest standing professional association of journalists is calling on the government to send in commissioners...

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Section 40 nothing more than a Bully’s Charter

Press release Release date: 12 January 2017 CIoJ submission to DCMS on Section 40 and Leveson Part Two January 2017 The worlds oldest journalists organisation has condemned as a "Bully's Charter", Section 40 of the Govt's Crime & Courts Act, which seriously...

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‘Inappropriate’ PRP intervention in Section 40 row

Press release Release date: 10 January 2017 The Chartered Institute of Journalists has condemned the Press Recognition Panel for its 'inappropriate intervention' in the government's consultation on whether to implement Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013.Section 40 is...

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Consultation questions on Crime and Courts Act 2013

Consultation questions on section 40 Question 1: Which of the following statements do you agree with: (a) Government should not commence any of section 40 now, but keep it under review and on the statute book; (b) Government should fully commence...

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CIoJ member survey

CIoJ survey shows some clear plans on repeal for Section 40 and "NO" to Leveson Two Almost 70% of journalists who anonymously responded to the CIoJ survey on the Government's consultation on Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act asked for Parliament to...

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France ruling welcomed

Press release Release date: 31 October 2016 Anthony France ruling welcomed The Chartered Institute of Journalists welcomes the Court of Appeal decision to quash the conviction and sentence imposed on Sun crime reporter Anthony France for being involved in paying a police...

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IMPRESS recognised

Press release Release date: 26 October 2016   IMPRESS recognised The Chartered Institute of Journalists says the recognition, by a state funded body, of new press regulator IMPRESS risks placing a confusing and intolerable burden on British journalism. Only one body has applied for...

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