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Journalism History for Friday 18th August 2023

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Review of UK and world papers and coverage of UK and global journalism stories for Friday 18th 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: Friday’s papers. 17 Aug 2023 #presspreview #alimiraj #lesterholloway Sky’s Anna Botting takes a look at Friday’s front pages with Liverpool Echo’s Liam Thorp and former Conservative special adviser Anita Boateng. See:
FT Media reports (behind paywall) “Russia’s bootleg ‘Barbie’ viewings attract huge numbers. ‘Unbelievable’ demand as fans flock to low-quality projections of blockbuster movie after producer Warner Bros pulled out of country.” See:

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German authorities are investigating a possible poisoning attack in Munich on a Russian dissident journalist who had written critical articles about her country’s invasion of Ukraine. See:
Vimal Kumar Yadav, a journalist associated with leading Hindi daily – Dainik Jagran newspaper – was shot dead by unidentified armed men in Bihar’s Araria district on Friday morning. 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 1,100 days since 13th August 2020 See: See: And

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 142 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 817 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 Friday 18th August 2023

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French Newspapers Friday 18th August 2023

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Montage of world newspapers for Friday 18th August 2023

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