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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?
COLUMN

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

Trusted Journalism Has Become More Important Than Ever Before
OP-ED

Trusted Journalism Has Become More Important Than Ever Before

To mark Journalism Matters week, News Media Association Chief Executive Owen Meredith stresses the importance of journalism and highlights the threats it faces.

By Owen Meredith  |  31/10/2022

The CPJ issues statement on Jimmy Lai
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The CPJ issues statement on Jimmy Lai

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns guilty verdict in Jimmy Lai’s fraud case in Hong Kong.

26/10/2022

The blame game
COLUMN

The blame game

When things go wrong, it’s too easy for politicians to blame the media.

By James Evelegh  |  11/08/2022

Press Freedom 2022: the good & the bad
FEATURE

Press Freedom 2022: the good & the bad

The last few months have seen some significant victories for advocates of press freedom in the UK but also continuing grave concern over the misuse of the justice system to suppress reporting.

By Jon Slattery  |  02/08/2022

SoE welcomes government action
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SoE welcomes government action

The Society of Editors has welcomed an announcement by the government of a package of measures aimed at tackling Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs).

21/07/2022

Press freedom: why we can’t take it for granted
COLUMN

Press freedom: why we can’t take it for granted

Press freedom, almost extinguished in countries like Russia, is under threat in the UK too.

By James Evelegh  |  16/06/2022

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

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