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BBC FUNDING U-TURN IS ‘TOO LITTLE TOO LATE’, SAYS INSTITUTE

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NEWS RELEASE DATE: 24 June 2011   THE Government’s recent about-turn on BBC World Service funding is “Too little, too late,” according to the Chartered Institute of Journalists. The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, this week announced an additional grant of £7m over the next three years, which it’s thought could save the BBC Arabic Service and throw a lifeline to the threatened Hindi network. Chairman of the CIoJ’s Broadcasting Division, Paul Leighton, welcomed the news, but said it does not …

WORLD’S OLDEST JOURNALIST ORGANISATION SUPPORTS NEW COLLEGE

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NEWS RELEASE Date: 27 May 2011 The world’s oldest journalist professional body, the Chartered Institute of Journalists, has given its support for a new University Technical College in Harlow. The Institute hopes to work closely with the management and teaching staff to develop the college and its journalism and media courses. The Chartered Institute of Journalists is a membership organisation which has been protecting and serving the best interests of journalists and journalism for more than 120 years. Training is …

New select committee will act over injunctions ‘farce’

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  NEWS RELEASE Date: 24 May 2011   NEWS that a select committee is to be set up to look into the question of injunctions and super-injunctions has been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Journalists. The move was announced in the House of Commons on Monday (May 23) by attorney general Dominic Grieve, in response to a question tabled by John Whittingdale MP, chair of the committee for Culture, Media and Sport. Mr Whittingdale referred to the case of …

Staff at Cypriot paper fear for their lives

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News 4 March 2011 Death-threat editor thanks CIoJ for support By Amanda Brodie and Campbell Thomas STAFF at a Turkish Cypriot newspaper, whose editor has received death threats, have spoken of fears for their safety. Two shots were fired at the northern Cyprus building of the daily paper Afrika, (February 25) and a note was left threatening editor Sener Levent that if he continued writing, he would be killed. Speaking to the Chartered Institute of Journalists this week (3 March) …

CIoJ Welcomes new Publicity Code

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Press Release Date: 15 February 2011 THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISTS (CIoJ) welcomes the statement from Secretary of State for Local Government, Eric Pickles, that local authorities will be prevented from publishing weekly or monthly free-sheet newspapers. The CIoJ has made representations on this matter for some time, essentially on the basis that such publications threatened press freedom at the local level. Threats to press freedom are threats to democracy. The CIoJ believes local newspapers are at the very heart …

CRISIS IN EGYPT: Downing Street responds to Institute concerns

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NEWS RELEASE DATE: 9 February 2011 THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE has responded to calls by the Chartered Institute of Journalists for the Government to speak out against attacks on the media in Egypt. As the civil unrest and crisis in Egypt unfolds, journalists covering the protests against the leadership of President Hosni Mubarak have been deliberately targeted both by protesters and the authorities. Many reporters have been beaten up and arrested for simply doing their jobs. The CIoJ expressed deep …

CIoJ reminds minister that journalists will still adhere to code

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NEWS RELEASE DATE: 2 February 2011 THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISTS (CIoJ) has written to the Commons select committee for Culture, Media and Sport, pointing out that despite what publishers may or may not do, professional journalists will still adhere to their professional ethics. In the wake of the Express Newspaper Group pulling out of Pressbof and effectively, therefore, the PCC, much has been rightly made of the need to underpin the public’s confidence by adhering to the scheme. However, …

Danbury journalist honoured

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AT A RECEPTION at the National Liberal Club in London, Danbury journalist Norman Bartlett was installed last week (20 January) as the President of the Chartered Institute of Journalists. He introduced Maldon MP, John Whittingdale, who spoke on the commercial and technical issues facing journalism and broadcasting today. He mentioned particularly the danger of investigative journalism being threatened by the courts. “It is vital that the press is able to report on freely on abuses and failures,” he said. Whittingdale …

One World Media Awards – call for entries – closing date: 7 February 2011

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One World Media Awards recognise outstanding media coverage of the developing world. There are 13 categories of awards which cover all types of media including television, radio, print and online. The deadline for entries has been set for 7 February with the 23rd annual award ceremony, hosted by Jon Snow, taking place in May. Details about how you may enter can be found here.

Membership OFFER – discounted Media Law update

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MEDIA LAW UPDATE – November 2010 CTJT’s new Law Update is available – now! It is the most up-to-date guide on the market – and is simple and easy to follow. It contains many new developments and changes. There is nothing else like it on the market. Links – new rulings on the dangers of those auto-generated links on your website Copyright – your new responsibilities under the Digital Economy Act Photography – the very latest guidance on police use …

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