CIoJ Press releases

News and press releases from the Chartered Institute of Journalists.

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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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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Journalist’s sources should be protected

Press release Release date: 24 October 2016 Journalist's sources should be protected The Chartered Institute of Journalists is calling for a change in the law making news publishers and journalists legally liable for breaching the confidentiality of their sources. The call from the...

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Investigatory Powers Tribunal breaks new ground

Press release Release date: 12 August 2016 Investigatory Powers Tribunal breaks new ground The Chartered Institute of Journalists says the Investigatory Powers Tribunal has broken new ground in awarding substantial damages to a Scottish investigative journalist after Police Scotland had unlawfully obtained...

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Keep Companies House files available

NEWS RELEASE Release time: 11 August 2016 The Chartered Institute of Journalists is urging Companies House to preserve access to files on all businesses that have failed and been dissolved in the last 20 years. Britain’s longest established professional association of journalists...

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Institute urges adherence to Article 12 of IPSO code

NEWS RELEASE Release time:  25 July 2016 The Chartered Institute of Journalists is warning media editors, proprietors and regulators of the acute need to show responsibility in combatting discrimination and prejudice in publication. The CIoJ is the world’s longest established professional association...

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Restore ECHR to protect Turkey’s journalists, says CIoJ

Press release Release date: 22 July 2016 The Chartered Institute of Journalists urges the Turkish government to restore the application of the European Convention of Human Rights and protect the position of the country’s journalists and media workers. In the wake of...

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Proposed new structure for BBC governance could create the British Government Broadcasting Corporation

PRESS RELEASE Release date:  16 March 2016 The Chartered Institute of Journalists is warning that plans for a new structure of governance of the BBC risk turning it into 'The British Government Broadcasting Corporation'. The CIoJ, the world's oldest professional association of...

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