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SoE calls for protections for journalists
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SoE calls for protections for journalists

The Society of Editors has called for the protection of all journalists following the “unprecedented” number of reporters and media workers who have lost their lives during the ongoing Israel and Hamas conflict.

07/05/2024

Not North Korea, but not Norway either
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Not North Korea, but not Norway either

A recent report paints a disturbing picture of media freedom being threatened in some EU countries.

By James Evelegh  |  02/05/2024

Prime Minister warns of cancel culture
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Prime Minister warns of cancel culture

The Prime Minister has warned of the ‘chilling effect’ of cancel culture at the Society of Editors conference.

02/05/2024

NUJ warns against new law
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NUJ warns against new law

The NUJ has warned against the closure of Al Jazeera and other international media outlets, following passage of a bill by the Israeli government banning broadcasting of foreign media over threats to national security.

08/04/2024

SoE backs Magistrates’ Association calls
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SoE backs Magistrates’ Association calls

The Society of Editors has backed calls for journalists to be granted access to Single Justice Procedure sittings.

27/03/2024

NUJ welcomes improved protections
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NUJ welcomes improved protections

The National Union of Journalists has welcomed improved protections for journalists targeted with lawfare.

26/03/2024

SoE publishes response
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SoE publishes response

The Society of Editors has responded to new Liberal Democrat guidance on use of fake newspapers.

25/03/2024

1,000+ media outlets sign up to JTI
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1,000+ media outlets sign up to JTI

RSF says over 1,000 media outlets around the world are working with the Journalism Trust Initiative to restore trust in information.

07/02/2024

SoE expresses deep concern
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SoE expresses deep concern

The Society of Editors is ‘deeply concerned’ by plans for automatic lifetime anonymity for minors convicted of crimes in Scotland.

07/02/2024

WAN-IFRA denounces legal harassment
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WAN-IFRA denounces legal harassment

WAN-IFRA has denounced efforts by government and police in Peru to undermine freedom of expression after the publication of a cartoon in La República drawing attention to recent public scandals.

05/02/2024

SoE vows to call out fake newspapers
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SoE vows to call out fake newspapers

The Society of Editors vows to call out ‘absurd’ fake newspapers during the General Election.

01/02/2024

Are the powerful being held to account?
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Are the powerful being held to account?

Not according to James O’Brien’s new book, ‘How they broke Britain’. The state we’re in is in no small measure down to sections of the press not doing their job properly, he says.

By James Evelegh  |  04/01/2024

Coalition welcomes UK Anti-SLAPP Bill
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Coalition welcomes UK Anti-SLAPP Bill

The UK Anti-SLAPP Coalition, of which the News Media Association is a member, last week welcomed the Anti-SLAPP Bill presented to Parliament by MP Wayne David.

13/12/2023

Society welcomes new government plans to promote media freedom
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Society welcomes new government plans to promote media freedom

New plans unveiled by the government to promote media freedom and protect journalists have been welcomed by the Society of Editors.

03/11/2023

MPs, editors and public warn of AI misinformation threat ahead of next general election
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MPs, editors and public warn of AI misinformation threat ahead of next general election

MPs, editors and members of the public believe that trusted journalism is essential to tackling the threat of AI-fuelled misinformation, which could threaten to undermine the next general election.

01/11/2023

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