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SoE calls for release of journalist
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SoE calls for release of journalist

The Society of Editors has called for the release of journalist Evan Gershkovich in Russia.

04/04/2023

SoE welcomes announcement
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SoE welcomes announcement

Society of Editors has welcomed “long overdue” provisions in draft Media Bill to repeal Section 40 of Crime & Courts Act.

30/03/2023

Society of Editors ‘deeply concerned’
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Society of Editors ‘deeply concerned’

The Society of Editors has said it is ‘deeply concerned’ by proposed changes to the College of Policing’s Media Relations guidance.

22/03/2023

Government moves to reassure media sector
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Government moves to reassure media sector

A Minister has moved to reassure the media sector that journalism critical of the UK government which might “incidentally be capable of assisting a foreign intelligence service” will not be deemed a criminal offence under new regime.

02/03/2023

SoE welcomes partial U-turn by SNP
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SoE welcomes partial U-turn by SNP

The Society of Editors has welcomed a partial U-turn by SNP over media access to leadership hustings.

02/03/2023

Society of Editors condemns SNP decision
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Society of Editors condemns SNP decision

The Society of Editors has condemned a decision by the Scottish National Party (SNP) to bar media access to its upcoming party leadership hustings.

01/03/2023

SoE responds to government
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SoE responds to government

The Society of Editors (SoE) has responded to the introduction by the government this week of amendments to the National Security Bill that ministers claim will “protect journalistic freedoms”.

24/02/2023

SoE warns legislative proposals pose “worrying threat”
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SoE warns legislative proposals pose “worrying threat”

Society of Editors president Kamal Ahmed says alarming legislative proposals pose “worrying threat” to press freedom.

18/01/2023

Global media warns of ‘serious concerns’ with national security bill
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Global media warns of ‘serious concerns’ with national security bill

A coalition representing media from across the world has warned that provisions in the National Security Bill could have a chilling effect on journalism.

12/01/2023

Society welcomes solicitors warning notice on SLAPPs
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Society welcomes solicitors warning notice on SLAPPs

The Society of Editors has welcomed the publication of a warning notice by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

29/11/2022

‘Publishing is not a crime’: media groups urge US to drop Julian Assange charges
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‘Publishing is not a crime’: media groups urge US to drop Julian Assange charges

The US government must drop its prosecution of Julian Assange because it is undermining press freedom, according to the media organisations that first helped him publish leaked diplomatic cables.

29/11/2022

It couldn’t happen here… could it?
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It couldn’t happen here… could it?

The UK is a western liberal democracy. Press freedom is not one of the things we normally have to worry about…

By James Evelegh  |  17/11/2022

National Security Bill poses grave threat to press freedom, says SoE
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National Security Bill poses grave threat to press freedom, says SoE

The National Security Bill, which returns to the Commons, poses a grave threat to press freedom and “rides roughshod” over established journalistic protections, the Society of Editors has warned.

16/11/2022

Media Freedom Awards 2022 – winners announced
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Media Freedom Awards 2022 – winners announced

Excellence in campaigning and investigative journalism was honoured at the Society of Editors’ inaugural Media Freedom Awards on Wednesday 9 November 2022.

10/11/2022

SoE strongly condemns arrest of journalists
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SoE strongly condemns arrest of journalists

he Society of Editors has said that it is deeply concerned and strongly condemns the arrest this week of journalists covering Just Stop Oil protests.

10/11/2022

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