Journalism History for Wednesday 9th August 2023

Review of UK and world papers and coverage of UK and global journalism stories for Wednesday 9th 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: Wednesday’s papers. 8 Aug 2023 #presspreview #skynews We take a first look at tomorrow’s papers with The Observer’s chief leader writer Sonia Sodha and the Daily Mail’s deputy political editor Harriet Line. See:
FT Media reports (behind paywall): “ITV staff tell MPs of ‘toxic working cultures’ at broadcaster. Current and former employees say they faced ‘bullying, discrimination and harassment.’” See:

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The ABC is doing battle with its official accounts on X formerly known as Twitter. See:
Marianna Spring – the BBC’s first disinformation and social media correspondent – has revealed that she receives 80 per cent of all abuse flagged within the broadcaster. 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 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 133 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 808 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 Wednesday 9th August 2023

French Newspapers Wednesday 9th August 2023

Montage of world newspapers for Wednesday 9th August 2023

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