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Canada strengthens the protection of journalists’ sources
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Canada strengthens the protection of journalists’ sources

The International Federation of Journalists has welcomed the new Canadian law protecting confidential sources of journalists that was approved on 18 October.

27/10/2017

SoE Condemns Threats of Violence
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SoE Condemns Threats of Violence

The Society of Editors yesterday spoke out to condemn the reported threats of violence towards the BBC’s political editor at the Labour Party Conference.

26/09/2017

Freedom of expression targeted with internet crackdown in China
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Freedom of expression targeted with internet crackdown in China

The International Federation of Journalists criticises the latest guidelines from the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) on comment sections of media outlets that were released on August 25, 2017.

30/08/2017

Editor Hits Out At Council Meeting ‘Censorship’
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Editor Hits Out At Council Meeting ‘Censorship’

A parish council has been accused of censorship after preventing a Cambridge News reporter from naming councillors who spoke at an emergency meeting.

25/08/2017

Unrelenting crackdown on critical voices in China
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Unrelenting crackdown on critical voices in China

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is deeply concerned about the pressure applied by Chinese authorities which forced a prestigious University publication to block online access to more than 300 articles on its website.

23/08/2017

Russia: innocent journalist convicted on charges of extremism
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Russia: innocent journalist convicted on charges of extremism

Investigative journalist Alexander Sokolov has been jailed for three and a half years by a Russian court yesterday. Sokolov has been convicted with involvement in a banned extremist group.

14/08/2017

SoE: International pressure needed to guarantee safety of journalists worldwide
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SoE: International pressure needed to guarantee safety of journalists worldwide

More international pressure needs to be put on individual countries to guarantee the safety and rights of journalists to report in the public interest, the Society of Editors has said.

07/07/2017

IFJ slams President Donald Trump over violence against journalists
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IFJ slams President Donald Trump over violence against journalists

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) this week strongly condemned the attacks of the President of the United States Donald Trump against US media company CNN, following a video the President published on Twitter.

04/07/2017

NUJ: Kensington council must lift ban on media reporting
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NUJ: Kensington council must lift ban on media reporting

Following reports that journalists have been barred from the first meeting of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council’s cabinet since the Grenfell Tower fire, the NUJ condemned the decision to stop media access and called on the council t

30/06/2017

IFJ condemns closure of Al Wasat newspaper
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IFJ condemns closure of Al Wasat newspaper

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the refusal of Bahraini government to lift a ban on Al Wasat newspaper which led to its closure this week.

29/06/2017

NUJ: New police guidelines for the media fail to increase openness
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NUJ: New police guidelines for the media fail to increase openness

The NUJ has welcomed changes to proposed police media relations guidelines which would have prevented the press from speaking directly to officers working on cases, but believes the police could do much more to help journalists report matters in the

28/06/2017

Unions monitor criminal trial against journalists in Turkey
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Unions monitor criminal trial against journalists in Turkey

The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) sent an observer to Istanbul to monitor the first trial against journalists accused of participating in the failed coup last year.

21/06/2017

Stop attacking Al Jazeera, demands NUJ
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Stop attacking Al Jazeera, demands NUJ

Hundreds of jobs are threatened, families are at risk of being torn apart and TV stations, newspapers and websites risk closure following on from the current Gulf crisis, says the NUJ.

19/06/2017

Egypt: Media blackout widens as authorities block 20 news websites
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Egypt: Media blackout widens as authorities block 20 news websites

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the Egyptian authorities for blocking access to at least 21 news websites including Al-Jazeera after accusing them of “spreading lies” and “supporting terrorism.”

07/06/2017

WAN-IFRA Women in News Editorial Leadership Award – laureates announced
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WAN-IFRA Women in News Editorial Leadership Award – laureates announced

WAN-IFRA has named an editor from Egypt and editor from Kenya as Winners of the WAN-IFRA Women in News Editorial Leadership Award.

31/05/2017

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