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  • Consultation and submission to House of Commons Justice Select Committee on Open Justice: Court Reporting in the Digital Age

    The Chartered Institute of Journalists’ submission to the House of Commons Select Committee on Justice. Open Justice: Court Reporting in the Digital Age The Chartered Institute of Journalists (CIoJ) is the world’s oldest professional association of journalists and operates under a Charter granted in 1890 by HM Queen Victoria. The Institute prides itself in being…

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  • Rebel women between the Wars by Sarah Lonsdale

    Many of the ‘rebel’ women selected by Dr. Sarah Lonsdale for this original study of relatively unknown figures who conquered traditional male bastions of work were journalists. In Britain the 1920s and 30s were decades when full electoral franchise equality was not achieved until 1928, and many professional women had to give up their jobs…

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  • The Fleet Street Girls by Julie Welch

    This is a book about the women who broke down the doors of ‘the gentleman’s club’ that was Fleet Street. It’s written by the woman to whom every female sports reporter, presenter and editor in the UK owes more than they could possibly imagine. In 1973 Julie Welch became the first woman in national newspapers…

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  • C.L.R. James- pioneering and influential journalist, historian and leader of the pan-African movement

    Cyril Lionel Robert James first made a name for himself in Britain as an elegant cricket correspondent for the Manchester Guardian. Born in Trinidad in 1901, by the time he died in Railton Road Brixton in 1989, the Independent newspaper described him as ‘probably the most versatile and accomplished African-American intellectual of the 20th century.’…

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  • Protecting the sources- CIoJ thanked for supporting European Court challenge

    Former Belmarsh prison officer Robert Norman and his lawyers have thanked the Chartered Institute of Journalists for supporting their appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against a 20 month jail sentence for providing news stories to popular newspapers over a five year period. The Institute provided a 22,000 word affidavit arguing in the…

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  • Consultation from the Chartered Institute of Journalists to the Home Office’s proposals for legislation to counter State Threats (hostile state activity).

    The Chartered Institute of Journalists is the world’s longest established professional association for journalists, and only such body with a Royal Charter. We represent staff and freelance journalists across all sectors of the media including local and national newspapers, periodicals, broadcasting and electronic publishing. The Institute prides itself in being non-party political and expresses opinions…

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  • Saving the iconic history of Fleet Street and British Journalism

    The Chartered Institute of Journalists has written to the Secretary of State for planning, Robert Jenrick, calling on him to review a decision by the City of London Corporation to approve the demolition of iconic Fleet Street buildings and monuments which are part of the vital free press and newspaper heritage of London. The proposed…

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  • Freedom of Expression online- Chartered Institute of Journalists’ submission to House of Lords January 2021

    Submission by the Chartered Institute of Journalists for The House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee, chaired by Lord Gilbert of Panteg, in respect of the inquiry into freedom of expression online. The Chartered Institute of Journalists is the world’s longest established professional association for journalists, and only such body with a Royal Charter. We…

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  • Continuing lack of oversight on secret snooping of journalists by state agencies.

    The Investigatory Powers Commissioners’ Office (IPCO) has reported that in 2019 up to 50 UKgovernment agencies made 116 targeted communications data requests in relation to journalists ‘whilst 15 were made to identify or confirm a journalistic source.’ It has further indicated that ’17 applications were made for warrants under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA)…

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  • The campaign to free Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein

    On the 23rd of December this year (2020) senior and respected Al Jazeera correspondent Mahmoud Hussein will have served four years of imprisonment for simply being a journalist in Egypt. He has never faced any charge or proper trial. Al Jazeera and multiple global journalism NGOs have campaigned steadfastly for his release. The Chartered Institute…

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