Review of UK and world papers and coverage of UK and global journalism stories for 1st April 2023
Journalism is the first draft of history and these daily reports seek to provide an online briefing of the history of journalism for each day featured.
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.
Mail Online reports: ‘BBC Today’s Justin Webb hits out at his own programme’s guest for citing a Stonewall statistic about transgender teenagers attempting suicide.’ See: https://twitter.com/CIoJournalist/status/1641913002113880064
Arab News reports: ‘‘Only journalism can save journalism,’ FII Priority panel told.’ See: https://twitter.com/CIoJournalist/status/1642229096674471937
LinkedIn news by Liz Justice
BBC journalists in England have announced a second 24-hour strike, to run from midnight on 5 May to coincide with the reporting of local election results. See: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7047651539062054912?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop
Australia has expressed “deep concerns” over delays in the case of a Chinese-Australian journalist who has been detained in China for more than two and half years on national security charges. See: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7047644393284988928?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop
CIoJ Twitter news feed at: https://twitter.com/CIoJournalist
CIoJ LinkedIn news feed edited by Liz Justice at: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/63500/
CIoJ Facebook news feed at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100077475452242
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 961 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 & https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/australia-concerned-by-delays-trial-journalist-detained-china-2023-03-31/ 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 678 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 free them immediately. See: https://rsf.org/en/new-record-number-journalists-jailed-worldwide
North American Newspapers for Saturday 1st April 2023
French Newspapers for Saturday 1st April 2023
Montage of world newspapers for Saturday 1st April 2023