Journalism History for Tuesday 8th August 2023

Review of UK and world papers and coverage of UK and global journalism stories for Tuesday 8th 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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Sky News Press Preview: Tuesday’s papers. 7 Aug 2023 #presspreview Niall Paterson takes a first look at Tuesday’s headlines with The I columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and political journalist and broadcaster Theo Usherwood. See:
New York Times reports (behind paywall) ‘New York Times Revenue Rises 6.3%. The company added 180,000 new digital subscribers in the latest quarter, and now has nearly 10 million subscribers in total.’ See:

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Journalist Nick Owen has opened up about his prostate cancer diagnosis and says it was the “worst day of his life” when he found out. See:
After picking up yesterday’s dreadful news about Sputnik journalists being sacked because they support a strike, I have returned to the state of Hollywood and the ongoing writers’ strike in tinsel town. 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 1,090 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 132 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 807 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 Tuesday 8th August 2023

French Newspapers Tuesday 8th August 2023

Montage of world newspapers for Tuesday 8th August 2023

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