Review of UK and world papers and coverage of UK and global journalism stories for Friday 31st March 2023
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The Chartered Institute of Journalists remembers all the professional journalists and media workers murdered and killed while doing their work this year in all parts of the world and remember the immense sacrifice of those who gave their lives to the profession in the past. We send our condolences to their families, friends and professional colleagues.
Anne McHardy writes for Guardian: ‘Former Guardian colleague John Paterson, who has died aged 80, was chief subeditor on the Rand Daily Mail newspaper in South Africa during a turbulent period of the 1970s.’ See: https://twitter.com/CIoJournalist/status/1641543782217728001
Mail Online reports: ‘Meghan Markle wins court fight with her half-sister: Florida court dismisses claims the Duchess of Sussex spread ‘demonstrably false and malicious lies’ about Samantha in Oprah interview and Finding Freedom biography.’ See: https://twitter.com/CIoJournalist/status/1641870278991962126
‘Wall Street Journal Editor-in-Chief Emma Tucker told staff in a memo Thursday that she was “very concerned” for the safety of Russia-based reporter Evan Gershkovich, who was arrested Wednesday by security forces in the city of Yekaterinburg.’ See: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7047498376187117568?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop
‘ABC News underwent a round of staff cuts as the division is impacted by parent Walt Disney company wide axe.’ See: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7047526004881244160?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop
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CIoJ LinkedIn news stories, Hold The Front Page news stories, Guardian media news stories, Press Gazette news stories, Arab News media stories and other stories from miscellaneous sources
The Chartered Institute of Journalists calls on China to release Australian broadcaster Cheng Lei from detention which now stands at 960 days since 13th August 2020 See: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/nov/28/partner-of-detained-australian-journalist-cheng-lei-hopeful-of-compassionate-and-speedy-resolution The Institute also calls on Belarus to pardon and release Sofia Sapega from her 6 year jail sentence and to release her journalism friend Roman Protasevich. See: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2023/02/16/belarus-dissident-blogger-roman-protasevich-pleads-guilty-a80244 Both were seized unlawfully from an internatonal Ryanair flight diverted to Minsk 23rd May 2021. Their ordeal is now 677 days. The CIoJ calls on all governments and states unjustly detaining journalists for doing their professional work to respect freedom of expression, the right to liberty and freed them immediately. See: https://rsf.org/en/new-record-number-journalists-jailed-worldwide
North American Newspapers for Friday 31st March 2023
French Newspapers for Friday 31st March 2023
Montage of world newspapers for Friday 31st March 2023