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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

Victoria Newton: Ministers must not bow to pressure from the tech platforms
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Victoria Newton: Ministers must not bow to pressure from the tech platforms

Ministers must not bow to pressure from the tech platforms and allow them to launch expensive and time-consuming appeals against the decisions of the Digital Markets Unit, editor of The Sun Victoria Newton has said.

01/11/2023

SoE warns over new Northern Ireland anonymity laws
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SoE warns over new Northern Ireland anonymity laws

New Northern Ireland anonymity laws would have prevented reporting of Savile allegations, says Society of Editors.

29/09/2023

SoE expresses alarm over proposed media restrictions
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SoE expresses alarm over proposed media restrictions

The Society of Editors has raised concerns over proposals to restrict media access to courtrooms while complainants in sexual offence prosecutions give evidence.

22/09/2023

A step in the right direction…
COLUMN

A step in the right direction…

SLAPPs are a scourge on journalism. This week a government taskforce had its inaugural meeting.

By James Evelegh  |  14/09/2023

Press freedom: held back by dead hand of UK libel laws
FEATURE

Press freedom: held back by dead hand of UK libel laws

As press freedom in the UK has no constitutional protection, there is a constant battle to fight off restrictions. There are some victories tempered by defeats but over it all looms the massive costs and financial risks of libel actions.

By Jon Slattery  |  07/08/2023

WAN-IFRA Golden Pen of Freedom winners announced
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WAN-IFRA Golden Pen of Freedom winners announced

The Golden Pen of Freedom has been awarded to journalists Elahe Mohammadi and Niloofar Hamedi, jailed in Iran.

29/06/2023

Press fees row at impasse
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Press fees row at impasse

Publishers and editors are refusing to sign up to the Conservative Party Conference in ‘draconian’ fees row.

30/05/2023

One step forward, two steps back
COLUMN

One step forward, two steps back

What does last week's court ruling in the Arron Banks vs Carole Cadwalladr legal battle tell us about the state of press freedom in the UK?

By James Evelegh  |  25/05/2023

2023 World Press Freedom Index – journalism threatened by fake content industry
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2023 World Press Freedom Index – journalism threatened by fake content industry

The 21st edition of the World Press Freedom Index, compiled annually by Reporters Without Borders, sheds light on major and often radical changes linked to political, social and technological upheavals.

10/05/2023

“Reporting is not a crime”
OPINION

“Reporting is not a crime”

To mark World Press Freedom Day on Wednesday, 3rd May, Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer has written the following op ed.

By Lucy Frazer  |  03/05/2023

SoE celebrates World Press Freedom Day 2023
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SoE celebrates World Press Freedom Day 2023

The Society of Editors is today joining the United Nations, media organisations and worldwide press freedom organisations in celebrating the 30th anniversary of #WorldPressFreedomDay.

03/05/2023

UK denounces detention of Evan Gershkovich
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UK denounces detention of Evan Gershkovich

The UK has joined more than 40 countries denouncing detention of Evan Gershkovich.

21/04/2023

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