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December 23, 2016

'Britain's dwindling community press is threat to local democracy'

England’s first halfpenny morning paper, The Northern Echo, comprised just four pages in the late nineteenth century, two of which were given over to advertisements.But this lack of space...

It's global: Journalists risking death to carry on reporting

Recently Islamic State in Raqqa sent an ominous message to an exiled Syrian journalist. Tell us who is filing covertly from the occupied city, the terrorists warned, or we will execute your father. The editor refused to name names. His father was shot to ...

Journalists' secret sources under threat from UK police

British police have come under heavy criticism from MPs and journalists, who accuse them of using controversial laws to identify anonymous sources, despite such communications being “privileged” and protected under common law.According to jour ...

'We must fight to defend journalists' right to report

With journalists around the world being killed, kidnapped, and murdered in record numbers why is the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) launching a campaign targeting US government policies?The answer is simple. Because we must fight to preserve a glo ...

Somalia: The 'deadliest country for journalists in Africa'

A high profile media event which brought together prominent journalists and proprietors from across Africa failed to adequately address the issue of press freedom, at a time when cases of media rights violations are on the increase in Eastern Africa.The Af ...

Bad behaviour: the ethics of journalistic entrapment

If journalists condemn parliamentarians for dishonesty, why should they not also be held accountable to exactly the same standards themselves?As another parliamentary scandal sinks into the public consciousness, the over-riding impression we are left with ...