Journalism History for Monday 7th August 2023

Review of UK and world papers and coverage of UK and global journalism stories for Monday 7th August 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.

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Telegraph reports (behind paywall) “BBC’s Helen Skelton takes down Instagram promos amid ‘breach of rules’ row. The presenter was reportedly told by bosses not to tag clothing, shoes and jewellery in posts to her 483,000 followers.” See:
FT reports (behind paywall) “GB News hit with new Ofcom probes into use of ‘politicians as presenters.’ Move by media watchdog brings number of investigations into right-leaning broadcaster to seven.” See:

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The Scottish Beacon is a new national online title launched in collaboration with 18 independent news publishers with a desire to create a community based newspaper. See:
Sputnik has allegedly started to sack journalists and media workers after they decided last month to go on strike, Turkish Minute reported, citing a Sputnik Turkish journalist. See:

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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 1,089 days since 13th August 2020 See: &

The CIoJ calls on Russia to immediately release Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich. His detention is wholly unjustifiable and political state hostage-taking. He has been deprived of his liberty for 131 days since 29th March 2023 #FreeEvan

The CIoJ remains concerned about the trials and sentencing of Belarus journalist Roman Protasevich and his friend Sofia Sapega following their abduction from a diverted Ryanair flight 23rd May 2021 which is now 806 days ago. Sofia should be released immediately from her 6 year jail sentence. Despite the mixed signals over Roman’s position in Belarus before and after his pardon, he should be allowed to leave the country of his own free will. See:

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:

North American Newspapers for Monday 7th August 2023

French Newspapers Monday 7th August 2023

Montage of world newspapers for Monday 7th August 2023

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