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News and press releases from the Chartered Institute of Journalists.

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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IOCCO views on RIPA welcomed

NEWS RELEASE DATE:  6 February 2015 A call by the Interception of Communications Commissioner, Sir Anthony May, for judicial authorisation to be sought before journalists' communication data is accessed is welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Journalists (CIoJ). But...

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Peter Greste release welcomed

Peter Greste’s release from prison is welcome news. It is an important step for the Egyptian government to make as a demonstration of commitment to free speech. We should not forget, however, that two of his colleagues are...

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Tribunal claims down 70 per cent

NEWS RELEASE RELEASE DATE: 16 September 2014 Warnings that Government changes to the tribunal system were a charter for bad employers have come shockingly true, says a media union. The IOJ, the trade union arm of the Chartered Institute of Journalists, is...

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Scottish courts to deny journalists access to information

NEWS RELEASE RELEASE DATE: 3 September 2014 The Chartered Institute of Journalists (CIoJ) has criticised a decision by courts in Scotland to withhold details from journalists before cases start. The Institute claims the ruling goes against long-standing principles of open justice. The Scottish...

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Tribute to a much loved broadcaster – James Alexander Gordon

James Alexander Gordon A warm tribute's been paid to broadcaster James Alexander Gordon who has died, by the journalists organisation of which he was an active member for thirty years. The Chartered Institute of Journalists said he would be greatly...

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Politkovskaya convictions welcomed

NEWS RELEASE RELEASE DATE: 23 May 2014 The conviction of five men for the murder of Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya has been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Journalists. Today two men have been given life sentences and three more convicted...

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Leveson interview a farce

NEWS RELEASE RELEASE DATE: 14 October 2013 ATTEMPTS by Parliament to get answers from Sir Brian Leveson on vital aspects of his report amounted to a farce, says the Chartered Institute of Journalists. Sir Brian was called before the...

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INSTITUTE BACKS PUBLICITY CODE CRACKDOWN

INSTITUTE BACKS PUBLICITY CODE CRACKDOWN NEWS RELEASE RELEASE DATE: 18 July 2013 GOVERNMENT proposals to limit the publication of local authority publications should be backed in full and made law as soon as possible, says the Chartered Institute of Journalists...

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CIoJ calls for Hacked Off to be excluded from talks

CIoJ calls for Hacked Off to be excluded from talks NEWS RELEASE RELEASE DATE: 17 June 2013 The Chartered Institute of Journalists has called for Hacked Off to be excluded from talks to end the impasse over press regulation. It welcomes...

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