Review of UK and world papers and coverage of UK and global journalism stories for Saturday 19th August 2023
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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.
X (formerly known as Twitter) posts:-
Nurse Lucy Letby was a serial killer on a neo-natal ward. Thank you to everyone who has listened to our coverage for the past 11 months.
@LucyLetbyTrial @lizhull Here is the Verdict Episode. See: https://twitter.com/RadioCaroline_/status/1692590281231655313
Washington Post reports (behind paywall) ‘For cable news, UFO story has ratings payoff — and reporting pitfalls. NewsNation found good ratings in David Grusch’s murky claims of alien visitors.’ See: https://twitter.com/CIoJournalist/status/1693011907794309582
CIoJ LinkedIn news edited by Liz Justice
The talks between RTE Irish broadcaster and its former highest paid radio presenter Ray Tubridy has ended after a row about trust. See: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7098747967313956864?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop
Another spate of journalists have been banned from entering Russia “taking into account the active involvement of the UK in the information and propaganda support of the activities of the Zelensky regime.” See: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7098763512197304320?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop
CIoJ X (formerly known as 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 1,101 days since 13th August 2020 See: See: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-65530105. And https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/aug/10/cheng-lei-journalist-detained-in-china-says-she-longs-for-sunlight-outdoors-and-family-in-love-letter-to-australia
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 143 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 818 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: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-65670820
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 19th August 2023
French Newspapers Saturday 19th August 2023
Montage of world newspapers for Saturday 19th August 2023