Journalism History for Thursday 12th October 2023

Review of UK and world papers and coverage of UK and global journalism stories for Journalism History for Thursday 12th 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.

X (formerly known as Twitter) posts:-

Telegraph reports (behind paywall) “BBC Newsnight editor quits as show faces rumoured £5m budget cuts. He is leaving only a year after being appointed because of ‘stressful’ uncertainty.” See:
FT Media reports: ‘Competition watchdog launches probe into TV groups including BBC and ITV. Probe will examine use of freelance workers to make and broadcast shows.’ See:

CIoJ LinkedIn news edited by Liz Justice
At least 200 Afghan journalists are currently refugees in Pakistan after being forced to flee the Taliban’s crackdown on press freedom, closure of media houses, and rampant censorship of working women. See:
Journalist Cheng Lei has returned home to Australia after more than three years of detention in China and letters of support sent by the CIoJ. See:

CIoJ X (formerly known as Twitter) news feed at:

CIoJ LinkedIn news feed edited by Liz Justice at:

CIoJ Facebook news feed at:

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 197 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 872 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 Thursday 12th October 2023

French Newspapers Thursday 12th October 2023

Montage of world newspapers for Thursday 12th October 2023

Leave a Reply