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  • CIoJ photographer’s copyright case upheld

    Institute member Stephen Daniels has had his data protection complaint upheld by the Icelandic Data Protection Authority. Daniels was forced to make a complaint against IMS Vintage Photos after the company published his personal details on the internet. His personal information was printed on the back of a photograph which had been supplied to the…

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  • Chartered Institute of Journalists breaking new ground in test cases on Freedom of Information for journalists, academics and NGOs

    • Chartered Institute of Journalists is the only UK journalist body fighting to put freedom of expression law at the heart of freedom of information process • European Court of Human Rights gave special recognition to journalists, academic researchers and NGOs by extending Article 10 to include the right to state information in 2016 •…

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  • Government launches plan to defend media freedom

    Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a new campaign by the British Government “to defend free media around the world.” Speaking at the G7 summit in France on April 5, the Foreign Secretary, together with his Special Envoy on Media Freedom, the international lawyer Amal Clooney, said a high-level panel of legal experts was being…

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  • Success for reporter scheme

    The BBC and regional publishers have hailed the success of their Local Democracy Reporter scheme a year on from its launch. Under the £8m a year scheme, the BBC pays for reporters employed by local publishers to cover the work of local councils and other public bodies. In its first year, the initiative has produced…

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  • Women freelancers triumph

    The Rory Peck Awards celebrate the work of freelancers in news and current affairs across the world. Among the 2018 award-winners were American freelancer Roopa Gogineni and Norwegian-British filmmaker Deeyah Khan, while the Martin Adler Prize was given posthumously to Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. The award for news features went to Roopa Gogineni…

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  • Exhaustion of rights in ebooks

    After reading that not-very-sexy heading, you’re probably already lost. But stay with me for a while, especially if you have ever written a book, or even considered writing one. That general ignorance applied to many astute members of the British Copyright Council. In fact it warranted a special presentation at the March meeting of the…

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  • ALCS reaches 100,000-member milestone

    By the end of 2018, membership of the Artists’ Licensing & Collecting Society (ALCS) had passed the 100,000 mark. ALCS now represents more than 100,000 authors from all creative backgrounds including writers of books, magazine articles, radio scripts and audiovisual scripts. The objective of reaching 100,000 members was set out in the Society’s three-year strategic…

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  • Broadcaster is new Professor of Public History

    Historian, broadcaster and film-maker David Olusoga has joined the University of Manchester as a Professor of Public History. Olusoga, who presented the BBC’s landmark series Civilisations in 2018 alongside Simon Schama and Mary Beard, is one of the UK’s foremost historians of the British Empire. He was made an OBE in the recent New Year’s…

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  • National Centre for Writing opens

    The Writers’ Centre in Norwich is being relaunched as the National Centre for Writing. This follows a £2m extension and restoration of the historic Dragon Hall, backed by patrons including internationally-renowned authors Margaret Atwood, JM Coetzee, Sarah Perry, Elif Shafak and Ali Smith. Opening this summer, the National Centre for Writing will celebrate the best…

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  • Award for crime writer

    The Crime Writers’ Association has announced that the author Robert Goddard will receive its highest award for crime writing, the Diamond Dagger. CWA chairman Martin Edwards explained: “Robert Goddard has been entertaining crime fiction fans across the world for over 30 years. His books are notable for their breathtaking plot twists, sharp characterisation, and insights…

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