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Press Freedom

  • Support for Press claims over Harris

    NEWS RELEASE RELEASE DATE: 20 June 2014 [frame align=”left”] [/frame]The Chartered Institute of Journalists has backed the two national newspapers who blame post Leveson paranoia for the police initially refusing to confirm Rolf Harris was being investigated. Dominic Cooper for CIoJ said: “These actions are exactly what we warned and feared would transpire in the…

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  • Journalists condemn closure of ERT

    Journalists condemn closure of ERT NEWS RELEASE RELEASE DATE: 12 June 2013 [frame align=”right”] [/frame]The Chartered Institute of Journalists condemns the sudden closure of the news service of the Greek state broadcaster ERT as a blow against democracy. Silencing broadcasters is one of the first actions of those staging coups against democratic regimes, it said.…

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  • CIoJ urges wider definition of public interest

    [frame align=”right”] [/frame]NEWS RELEASE RELEASE DATE: 18 January 2013   The latest review of the Editor’s Code is a golden opportunity to broaden out the definition of what is in the public interest, says the Chartered Institute of Journalists (CIoJ). Cleland Thom, a member of the Institute’s Professional Practices Board, said: “The Code’s definition of…

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  • CIoJ condemns sacking of NoW staff

    NEWS ALERT 8 JULY 2011 The Chartered Institute of Journalists has condemned the sacking of hundreds of News of the World staff – both editorial and others. CIoJ president Norman Bartlett said the union was appalled at the peremptory closure of the News of the World in a bid by Rupert Murdoch and News International…

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  • TURKEY WARNED NO EU MEMBERSHIP WITHOUT FREE MEDIA

    NEWS RELEASE RELEASE DATE: 19 April 2010 Institute protests at jailing of Kurdish editors The Chartered Institute of Journalists (CIoJ) has sent a protest at the way Turkey continues to ignore the European Convention of Human Rights, of which it is a signatory, and to imprison senior journalists for writing about the activities of the…

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  • CIoJ congratulates Independent campaign

    The CIoJ has written to the Editor of the Independent congratulating their successful campaign to free Afghan journalist Sayed Pervez Kambaksh. Letter to the Editor; Dear Sir, The Chartered Institute of Journalists would like to congratulate you on your determined campaign to free Afghan journalist, Sayed Pervez Kambaksh. As journalists we often walk a difficult…

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  • CIoJ welcomes release of journalists

    THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISTS has welcomed the release of journalists Laura Long and Euna Lee from captivity and hard labour in North Korea. “This is a positive step by the North Korean authorities,” said CIoJ President, Liz Justice, “and demonstrates recognition that the journalists’ mistake was genuine and was no threat to North Korea.…

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  • Arrest of journalists deplorable

    Release date: 3 July 2009 Statement The CIoJ deplores the arrest by the Iranian Authorities of more than 30 journalists and the expulsion of some foreign reporters.   The Chartered Institute urges the immediate release of all  journalists arrested during the current political turmoil and the cancellation of the expulsion orders. Dominic Cooper, General secretary, said:…

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  • CIoJ warns that Human Rights Law should take precedence in protecting journalistic sources

    A LOCAL NORTHERN IRELAND court would be guilty of a “serious error” if it ordered journalist Suzanne Breen to disclose her sources, says the Chartered Institute of Journalists (CIoJ) the oldest and most senior professional organisation of journalists in the world. The court, presided by Belfast recorder Tom Burgess, is considering whether to order the…

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  • FIGHT FOR THOSE WHO CAPTURE NEWS EVENTS ON WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

    ON THE OCCASION of World Press Freedom Day, the Chartered Institute of Journalists (CIoJ) challenges the media industry to unite against police interference when professional press photographers attempt to record news events. New Anti terrorism rules mean that press photographers now face jail for taking pictures of police or the armed forces. In addition to…

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