Journalism History for Friday 27th October 2023

Review of UK and world papers and coverage of UK and global journalism stories for Journalism History for Friday 27th 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: ‘Actor Noel Clarke was ‘cancelled’ after allegations of sexual misconduct against 20 women were published in the Guardian, £10m High Court libel battle hears.’ See:
FT Media reports (behind paywall) ‘Rating X: one chaotic year under Musk’s shock treatment. Upheaval has left trophy purchase of social network seriously impaired.’ See:

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The Online Safety Act has today received Royal Assent, in what is seen as Britain leading the world in heralding a new era of internet safety and choice by placing legal duties on social media platforms. See:
Al Jazeera Gaza bureau chief, Wael Al-Dahdouh heard the worst news while he was live on air that his wife, daughter, a grandson and his 15 year old son had been killed in a bombing on Wednesday. See:

Many congratulations to Northern Ireland journalist and local democracy reporter Tanya Fowles who received the inaugural CIoJ- Journalist of the Year award today at London’s Reform Club Thursday 26th October. She received her award from leading UK broadcast news presenter Nick Ferrari to a huge round of applause from members of the Institute who had gathered for its annual general meeting. Tanya has been recognised for her outstanding campaigning for Open Justice and challenging judges imposing unjustifiable reporting bans in the Northern Ireland judicial system. 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 214 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 887 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 Friday 27th October 2023

French Newspapers Friday 27th October 2023

Montage of world newspapers for Friday 27th October 2023

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