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CIoJ welcomes Select Committee findings

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NEWS RELEASE RELEASE DATE: 6 APRIL 2010 CIoJ welcomes Select Committee findings The first job for the ‘Commons Culture, Media and Sports Select Committee after the election should be to push the Department for Communities and Local Government into action over council-run newspapers. “Having highlighted the breaches on government guidelines for these propaganda sheets, the MPs who will form the new Select Committee should make it their urgent business to see that the controversy is ended once and for all …

Institute urges release of British journalist

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NEWS RELEASE Release time: 19 February 2010 The Chartered Institute of Journalists (CIoJ) has written to Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and asked for the immediate release of film-maker and freelance journalist Paul Martin. President of the CIoJ, Liz Justice said: “This was an unprecedented step against a foreign journalist who had properly requested papers to work in Gaza and was approved for a visa to work as a journalist in the country. “To arrest someone who is willing to …

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Members’ visit to NATO, SHAPE and the European Parliament in June

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BOOK YOUR PLACE ON VISIT TO NATO, SHAPE, EP A lively, informative visit has been prepared for CIoJ members to Brussels, for meetings at NATO, SHAPE, the European Parliament and the EU Council of Ministers. Members will spend three days in Brussels, going over on Sunday, 20th June for an early morning departure to NATO the following morning. After NATO the group will have meetings at the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers, followed by a half day at …

Former IoJ Deputy General Secretary, Jim Paterson, dies

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Jim Paterson Former Institute Deputy General Secretary, Jim Paterson, has died aged 88. Members of the Chartered Institute of Journalists remember with great fondness, the 17 years’ service that Jim Paterson gave to the organisation as its Deputy General Secretary. Above all, he will be remembered for his loyalty and dedication to the IoJ and his sheer mental and physical energy at chapter meetings and annual conference, where his mantra of ‘recruit – recruit – recruit’ is still remembered today. …

Carter Ruck flash mob…

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CIoJ congratulates Independent campaign

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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 path and this is more dangerous as we pursue our professional duty to expose corruption, illegal practices, human rights’ abuses and express our support for …

CIoJ welcomes release of journalists

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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. “However, this situation should be an example to all journalists of the potential risks when trying to get their story. It also serves as a …

The Institute is now on Facebook

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This allows us to keep in touch with members who use the leading social networking site, and also to recruit new ones. Our Facebook page is open to all users, whether members of the CIoJ or not. Updated daily, it carries information about the Institute as well as links to news about our profession and the industries in which we work. Each day we trawl through dozens of news sources looking for items of interest, including trade publications, the daily …

IPI to Hold International Conference on Terrorism, Media and the Law

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5 August, VIENNA. The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network for a free media, and the Salzburg-based Center for International Legal Studies (CILS), announce the international conference, “The War on Words – Terrorism, Media and the Law,” to be held in Vienna, Austria, from 5-6 October 2009. The two-day conference will bring together leading journalists, lawyers, human rights advocates, and security and counter-terrorism experts from Europe, North America, Asia and Africa to discuss the impact of the fight against …