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Spring 2015

Twenty two journalists and media workers were killed in the first month of 2015. In addition to the nine murdered by Islamists in the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris on January 7, two more journalists were killed in Iraq in the weeks that followed – Adnan Abdul …
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Not long after the appalling massacre of cartoonists and others at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, I was at the private viewing of an exhibition at the Cartoon Museum devoted to the work of Mark Boxer. ‘Marc’, as he signed his cartoons, was a brilliant caricaturist. There aren’t …
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Pictured: The CIoJ’s Campbell Thomas with Sir Alan Moses, Chairman of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), the new press watchdog, at the start of an IPSO meeting in Scotland. (The meeting was boycotted by Hacked Off.) Campbell had 15 minutes with Sir Alan during which he highlighted the Institute’s …
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Justice Minister Simon Hughes MP has called for “perpetual vigilance” in defence of civil liberties, including freedom of the press, and has pledged to “keep fighting for freedom”. The Liberal Democrat MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, who trained as a civil rights lawyer, told the 2014 annual general meeting …

At the Institute’s AGM last year, Justice Minister Simon Hughes listened to members’ concerns about police forces using the back door to gain access to journalists’ sources.  He promised that his department would do all it could to stop this from happening and to seek better protection for whistleblowers. Now, …

The CIoJ has welcomed Sir Anthony May’s call for judicial authorisation to be sought before a journalist’s communication data can be accessed by the police. But, the Institute asks, can those in charge be trusted to act responsibly? In recent months there have been numerous examples of a vociferous tightening …

The fact that 19 police forces used the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) to find journalistic sources raised eyebrows, but silence still remains on who was involved. The Interception of Communications Commissioner’s Office (IOCCO) report found that RIPA did not “provide adequate safeguards to protect journalistic sources” and concluded: …

The BBC World Service is on the hunt for aspiring bilingual journalists from all over the UK to apply for a new training scheme – Future Voices – being launched this year. Budding reporters who are fluent in English and one of 28 other BBC World Service languages will have …

Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, has announced the single biggest expansion of local digital radio coverage, enabling nearly eight million more people to receive their favourite local radio stations on DAB “loud and clear”. Speaking at a conference held by Digital Radio UK and the Society …

An award-winning film by a pair of University of Bedfordshire postgraduates will have featured at over 20 festivals by the end of this year. Killing My Girl, which was made by MA Creative Digital Film Production students Tasos Giapoutzis and Michael Carter, tells the story of a London-based Asian woman …