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Cambodian media warned, government takes Trump-style approach
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Cambodian media warned, government takes Trump-style approach

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Cambodia Association for Protection of Journalists (CAPJ) to strongly criticize the threat by the Cambodian cabinet against the media. The IFJ call for the comments to be withd

01/03/2017

IFJ warns Trump against threats to press freedom
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IFJ warns Trump against threats to press freedom

As Donald Trump prepared for his inauguration last week, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) called on him to stop attacking the media and respect freedom of expression as a fundamental right.

23/01/2017

93 media professionals killed in 2016
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93 media professionals killed in 2016

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) last week published a list of 93 journalists and media staff who were killed in 2016 in work-related incidents. A further 29 died in two plane crashes.

04/01/2017

RSF launches UK Bureau
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RSF launches UK Bureau

Reporters Without Borders – known internationally as Reporters sans frontières (RSF) – has announced that Eve Pollard will serve as the Chair of RSF’s UK board of advisors.

05/12/2016

Editors’ Code Committee announces consultation
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Editors’ Code Committee announces consultation

The Editors’ Code of Practice, under which the majority of Britain’s newspaper, magazine and news website journalists work, is to undertake a public consultation on how it can be further improved, it was announced yesterday.

02/12/2016

WAN-IFRA calls for greater protection of women journalists
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WAN-IFRA calls for greater protection of women journalists

WAN-IFRA, the World Editors Forum and the FOJO Media Institute are calling on media worldwide to support stronger protections for women journalists in a text released to mark the 250th anniversary celebrations of Sweden’s ‘Freedom of the Press Act’,

21/11/2016

NUJ: Legislative proposals represent grave threat to UK journalism
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NUJ: Legislative proposals represent grave threat to UK journalism

Three parliamentary bills have the potential to seriously curtail press freedom, compromise the ability of journalists to protect their sources and effectively criminalise journalism, says the NUJ.

17/11/2016

WAN-IFRA signs €1 Million Partnership with Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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WAN-IFRA signs €1 Million Partnership with Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers has formalised a 3-year, NOK 9,000,000 (EUR 1,000,000) agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support WAN-IFRA's Media Freedom activities in Central East Africa and South Ea

20/09/2016

SoE: Merseytravel Sun boycott a 'slide towards censorship'
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SoE: Merseytravel Sun boycott a 'slide towards censorship'

The Society of Editors has said that a decision by travel bosses in Liverpool to boycott The Sun is a "slide towards censorship" and that a public organisation seeking to restrict a legitimate newspaper should be a matter of concern for those that va

08/09/2016

IPSO launches arbitration scheme for legal claims against the press
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IPSO launches arbitration scheme for legal claims against the press

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) on Friday announced the details of its year-long arbitration pilot scheme and have confirmed the appointment of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) to run the pilot.

08/08/2016

NUJ calls for more openness and greater trust between the press and police
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NUJ calls for more openness and greater trust between the press and police

The NUJ has called for an “open and collaborative relationship between the police and the press” in its submission to the College of Policing consultation on draft guidelines for police and media relations.

12/07/2016

World Editors Forum approves five principles
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World Editors Forum approves five principles

The Board of the World Editors Forum (WEF), at its meeting at the World News Media Congress in Cartagena, Colombia, approved five principles to help rebuild trust in professional journalism.

14/06/2016

International group set up to monitor surveillance
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International group set up to monitor surveillance

The International Federation of Journalists has voted for an NUJ motion to set up working group on surveillance.

14/06/2016

Golden Pen of Freedom Awarded to Dmitry Muratov
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Golden Pen of Freedom Awarded to Dmitry Muratov

The Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), has been awarded to Dmitry Muratov, Editor-in-Chief of independent Russian newspaper, Novaya Gazeta.

13/06/2016

NUJ to hold week of action to support local press
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NUJ to hold week of action to support local press

NUJ branches and chapels will be holding a week of action, taking the union's Local News Matters campaign to the heart of their communities and seeking political support to champion the importance of the local press to democracy.

28/04/2016

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