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SoE condemns Russia’s banning of top UK journalists
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SoE condemns Russia’s banning of top UK journalists

The Society of Editors has “vehemently condemned” the decision by Russia to ban a number of top UK-based journalists.

16/06/2022

SoE: Cadwalladr verdict a “hugely important victory” for press freedom
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SoE: Cadwalladr verdict a “hugely important victory” for press freedom

The Society of Editors has welcomed the High Court judgement that saw Brexit donor Arron Banks lose his libel case against Carole Cadwalladr.

14/06/2022

NUJ condemns death threat against Northern Ireland journalist
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NUJ condemns death threat against Northern Ireland journalist

The National Union of Journalists has strongly condemned threats from a loyalist paramilitary group against a Belfast based journalist.

13/06/2022

SoE complains about conference charges
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SoE complains about conference charges

The Society of Editors has written to the Conservative Party to oppose a flat fee for all journalists to attend its upcoming annual conference.

09/06/2022

Urgent action needed on SLAPPs, says SoE
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Urgent action needed on SLAPPs, says SoE

Urgent reform is required to put an end to the practice of wealthy individuals and companies attempting to “avoid scrutiny and public criticism”.

20/05/2022

The Guardian publishes articles by Novaya Gazeta on Russia’s Victory Day
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The Guardian publishes articles by Novaya Gazeta on Russia’s Victory Day

The Guardian, along with several other European media outlets, yesterday published articles from independent Russian newspaper, Novaya Gazeta.

10/05/2022

RSF’s 2022 World Press Freedom Index: a new era of polarisation
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RSF’s 2022 World Press Freedom Index: a new era of polarisation

Reporters Without Borders this week published its annual World Press Freedom Index. The UK is ranked #24.

04/05/2022

Ukraine – winning the information war
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Ukraine – winning the information war

Even before Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine, the battle for hearts and minds had begun.

By James Evelegh  |  12/04/2022

Information commissioner is told Freedom of Information is “broken”
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Information commissioner is told Freedom of Information is “broken”

More than 100 newspaper editors, MPs, journalists, celebrities and campaigners signed a letter calling on John Edwards to fix FOI.

08/04/2022

SoE welcomes Chris Mullin court victory over source disclosure
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SoE welcomes Chris Mullin court victory over source disclosure

The Society of Editors has welcomed the decision by a court to back journalist Chris Mullin in his fight against a police production order to disclose information that would reveal his sources.

24/03/2022

Guardian wins legal challenge over access to employment tribunal papers
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Guardian wins legal challenge over access to employment tribunal papers

Journalists should be provided with access to documents from employment tribunal cases even in the aftermath of a judgment, it has been ruled, after a successful legal challenge by the Guardian.

23/03/2022

NMA Welcomes Culture Secretary’s comments on Stronger Exemptions
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NMA Welcomes Culture Secretary’s comments on Stronger Exemptions

The News Media Association has welcomed the commitments this week from the Culture Secretary to strengthen the exemption for news publishers’ content in the Online Safety Bill.

17/03/2022

Society backs government clampdown on use of SLAPPs
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Society backs government clampdown on use of SLAPPs

The Society of Editors has welcomed an announcement by the Ministry of Justice of the government’s commitment to clamp down on so-called Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs).

17/03/2022

Birmingham Six journalist hearing must be held in public, says SoE
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Birmingham Six journalist hearing must be held in public, says SoE

The hearing to challenge the use of anti-terrorism legislation to force Chris Mullin to reveal confidential sources relating to his investigations into the IRA Birmingham pub bombings must not be held in private, the Society of Editors has warned.

23/02/2022

Society of Editors warns of “far-reaching implications”
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Society of Editors warns of “far-reaching implications”

Yesterday’s ruling by the UK Supreme Court that a person under criminal investigation has ‘a reasonable expectation’ of privacy prior to charge will have ‘far-reaching’ implications.

17/02/2022

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