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World’s Press Calls on Philippines to cease pursuit of Rappler
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World’s Press Calls on Philippines to cease pursuit of Rappler

The Board of the WAN-IFRA, meeting in Portugal, has called on the government of President Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines to cease its attacks on online news site, Rappler, and to do more to discourage supporters from threatening the safety and se

07/06/2018

Babchenko case: intolerable and unacceptable, says IFJ
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Babchenko case: intolerable and unacceptable, says IFJ

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) stresses that the profession’s aim is to seek the truth and that any manipulation of information can dramatically damage media credibility as well as journalism as a whole.

04/06/2018

Global call for end to discrimination and abuse of women journalists
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Global call for end to discrimination and abuse of women journalists

Dozens of delegates at the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) gender council conference - from Asia to the Americas and Europe to the Middle East – have issued a global call for action to address the violence, poverty and discrimination fa

31/05/2018

Palestine: second journalist killed by Israeli snipers
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Palestine: second journalist killed by Israeli snipers

Photojournalist Ahmad Abu Hussein, who was shot on 13 April by Israeli snipers while covering mass protests in Gaza, this week succumbed to his wounds.

27/04/2018

RSF Index 2018: UK performs poorly
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RSF Index 2018: UK performs poorly

A continued heavy-handed approach towards the press - often in the name of national security - and a climate of hostility towards the media resulted in the UK keeping its status as one of the worst-ranked Western European countries in the Reporters W

25/04/2018

WAN-IFRA and others create Council to fight misinformation
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WAN-IFRA and others create Council to fight misinformation

The formation of a Global Council to Build Trust in Media and Fight Misinformation was announced yesterday at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy.

13/04/2018

Turkey: three journalists sentenced to life over coup attempt
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Turkey: three journalists sentenced to life over coup attempt

On Friday, a Turkish court jailed journalists Mehmet Altan (65), his brother Ahmet Altan (67) and Nazli Illicak (73) for life imprisonment after finding them guilty of "involvement in the 2016 coup attempt".

20/02/2018

NUJ welcomes government action on sustainable journalism
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NUJ welcomes government action on sustainable journalism

The union yesterday welcomed the government's announcement of a news and media review.

07/02/2018

NUJ: Foreign Secretary must denounce Iranian targeting of BBC journalists
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NUJ: Foreign Secretary must denounce Iranian targeting of BBC journalists

The general secretary of the NUJ, Michelle Stanistreet, has this week written to the British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to request he raises the plight of BBC journalists when engaging in talks or visiting his counterparts in Iran.

15/11/2017

Amendments to Data Protection Bill must be rejected, says SoE
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Amendments to Data Protection Bill must be rejected, says SoE

The Society of Editors has backed calls for the House of Lords to reject proposed amendments to the Data Protection Bill which it says are little more than attempts to stifle press freedom through the backdoor.

13/11/2017

SoE welcomes press freedom funding
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SoE welcomes press freedom funding

The Society of Editors last week welcomed the announcement of £1 million of funding for press freedom projects around the world.

08/11/2017

Daphne Caruana Galizia – open letter
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Daphne Caruana Galizia – open letter

Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief of Guardian News & Media, and seven other leading editors have written an open letter to the European Commission on the shocking murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

03/11/2017

IFJ launches ‘end impunity’ campaign
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IFJ launches ‘end impunity’ campaign

The International Federation of Journalists' 2017 campaign to end impunity kicked off on 2 November - the UN Day against impunity for crimes targeting journalists.

03/11/2017

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

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