At the Institute’s 2016 AGM, a motion was put to members, seeking to merge the Institute’s Benevolent, Orphan and Pension charities. The intention was to produce one charitable entity which would be better suited to meet the needs of today’s society and to introduce efficiencies in the administration of the …
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At 93, CIoJ member Walter Bingham, presenter of “Walter’s World” on Israel National Radio, has been recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest radio talk-show host in the world. Walter Bingham was born in Germany and witnessed the rise of the Nazis including the book burnings that …

The recent demise of the Oldham Evening Chronicle – the latest in a long line of local press closures – highlights the crisis in the UK newspaper industry, and politicians are failing to respond, says CIoJ President Mark Croucher. “The watchdogs of democracy are dying while global social media companies …

BBC political correspondent Laura Kuenssberg has been given a bodyguard after suffering a tirade of constant abusive and threatening messages, mostly from the far-left. Spectator journalist Isabel Hardman said the threats comes from “the belief that certain people do not deserve to have opinions and high-profile jobs and instead deserve …

Elsewhere in The Journal you will read of the demise of yet more regional newspapers. It would be easy to form the view that “the Press” here in Britain is shrinking. But is it? While “news”, especially at the local and regional level, may be harder to come by in …

Swedish freelance journalist Kim Wall was identified by DNA when her torso was found in the sea. Entrepreneur Peter Madsen had invited Wall, a 30-year-old freelance journalist, to join him on what was supposed to be a short voyage aboard his private submarine Nautilus to show her his business plans. …

An Indian guru has been jailed for the rape of his female devotees and is also being prosecuted for conspiracy to murder a journalist. It is 15 years since the journalist, Ram Chander Chhatrapati, was killed after publishing accusations of rape against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. In 2002, Chhatrapati ran …
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A former Hendon Times sports editor who served at Arnhem in 1944 has returned to the scene of the battle 73 years later. CIoJ member Fred Harris served in the Royal Engineers in WW2 and was with the 7th Armoured Division (better known as the “Desert Rats”) when he was …

The Supreme Court has ruled that employment tribunal and EAT fees are unlawful and it has quashed the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013 with immediate effect. The abolition of fees seems likely to result in a significant increase in new tribunal claims being brought by …

The number of local newspaper journalists has halved in the past decade and this is damaging democracy, according to a report published by the London Assembly. Although publications in the capital are relatively “resilient”, this is masking the decline in quality, said the report, which was commissioned by the Assembly’s …