Journalism History for Wednesday 11th October 2023

Review of UK and world papers and coverage of UK and global journalism stories for Journalism History for Wednesday 11th October 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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Mail Online reports: “Academics at Britain’s top universities are accused of legitimising Hamas attacks as Birkbeck University of London professor claims gunning down of Israelis at music festival was ‘consequence’ for ‘partying on stolen land.'” See:
Arab News and AFP reports: ‘China deports Australian journalist after serving sentence. Australian journalist Cheng Lei reunited with her two young children in Melbourne.’ See:

The Chartered Institute of Journalists is delighted to learn today that the Chinese authorities have released Australian broadcaster Cheng Lei from detention after 1,154 days since 13th August 2020. We have marked and protested her plight daily on our social media channels. We are so pleased she can rejoin her family in Australia after a terrible ordeal. See:

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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 196 days since 29th March 2023 #FreeEvan

The Institute calls on Belarus to release 35 journalists detained including Maryna Zolatava and Liudmila Chekina each suffering 12 year jail terms. Belarus is currently ranked 157th out of 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index. See:

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 871 days ago. 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 11th October 2023

French Newspapers Wednesday 11th October 2023

Montage of world newspapers for Wednesday 11th October 2023

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