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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 …

Whicker’s World Foundation has announced the winners of its latest Funding Awards. The top award, £80,000, for a first-time feature-length documentary maker aged 35 or under, went to Pailin Wedel of Bangkok for “Hope Frozen”, a compassionate film probing the ethics and morality of cryogenics and the meaning of death. …

New research from the charity Mind shows that media coverage of mental health problems improves understanding and promotes help seeking. News reports, documentaries, celebrity interviews, soap and drama storylines about mental health have a huge impact on encouraging people to talk, show new findings released by Mind. More than a …

The Medway Valley in Kent was once known for its many riverside industries: from chalk extraction and cement-making, to breweries and paper-making. One of the most famous names in the paper industry was the great Aylesford Newsprint plant, a Kent industrial powerhouse since the early 1920s and a main supplier …
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In July, 37 freelances from around the world joined Rory Peck Trust, Frontline Freelance Register (FFR) and a team of security experts to get their safety questions answered. A team of safety advisers and digital security experts, assembled by RPT and FFR, set up at the Frontline Club in West …

The BBC has reduced payroll staff costs and numbers, in particular the cost and size of its senior management, increased the proportion of staff outside London, and created new posts in priority areas, according to the latest report from the National Audit Office (NAO). In the period the NAO reviewed, …