‘It’s important for the world to say they care’ says Reuters boss as jailed reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo mark one year behind bars

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has warned Myanmar’s government “the world is watching” as Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo mark one year behind bars. Lone (pictured, left) and Soe Oo (pictured, right) were found guilty by a judge of breaching the country’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act and handed a seven-year jail sentence … Continue reading “‘It’s important for the world to say they care’ says Reuters boss as jailed reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo mark one year behind bars”

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Amelia Gentleman: Windrush scandal was ‘complete outrage’ but it took ‘quite a long time’ to trigger Government response

Journalist of the Year Amelia Gentleman has said the Government made a “shameless about-face turn” when it apologised for the Windrush scandal after nearly six months of silence over her reports bringing it to light. Gentleman took the top prize at Press Gazette’s British Journalism Awards on Monday night, winning for her work exposing the … Continue reading “Amelia Gentleman: Windrush scandal was ‘complete outrage’ but it took ‘quite a long time’ to trigger Government response”

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British Journalism Awards 2018: FT takes top prize, Amelia Gentleman named Journalist of the Year + full list of winners

The Financial Times has been named News Provider of the Year at the British Journalism Awards as it took home a total of four awards at the bash in central London tonight, the most of any newspaper. The Guardian’s Amelia Gentleman took the prize for Journalist of the Year for her work exposing the Windrush … Continue reading “British Journalism Awards 2018: FT takes top prize, Amelia Gentleman named Journalist of the Year + full list of winners”

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Journalist jobs to go at Reuters news agency in global review of newsrooms

Reuters news agency is undergoing a review of its global newsrooms which is set to end in a number of editorial job cuts, including in the UK. Reuters parent company Thomson Reuters announced last week that it will be cutting its global workforce by 12 per cent, equal to 3,200 jobs, in a streamlining and … Continue reading “Journalist jobs to go at Reuters news agency in global review of newsrooms”

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Fiona Bruce confirmed as new BBC Question Time host and will still present evening news bulletins

Fiona Bruce has been confirmed as the new presenter of BBC Question Time. The newsreader replaces David Dimbley who stands down this month after 25 years presenting the BBC One show to return to his “first love”: reporting. Bruce said she “can’t wait to get started” in her new role, which she begins on 10 … Continue reading “Fiona Bruce confirmed as new BBC Question Time host and will still present evening news bulletins”

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Amal Clooney warns press ‘under attack like never before’ and singles out Trump for giving ‘green light’ to autocratic regimes

Amal Clooney has used an awards speech to warn that the press is “under attack like never before” and appeared to draw a link between Trump’s attacks on the press and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Human rights lawyer Clooney, wife of Hollywood star George, made the remarks after being named Global Citizen of … Continue reading “Amal Clooney warns press ‘under attack like never before’ and singles out Trump for giving ‘green light’ to autocratic regimes”

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Google head of news warns of ‘unintended consequences’ of EU ‘link tax’ copyright reforms

Google’s head of news has warned that proposed changes to European copyright law will hit smaller news publishers hardest and “limit innovation in journalism”. Richard Gingras urged EU policymakers to “fix” what Google perceives to be the “unintended consequences” of Article 11 of the European Union copyright directive, which is in the final stages of … Continue reading “Google head of news warns of ‘unintended consequences’ of EU ‘link tax’ copyright reforms”

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Google head of news warns of ‘unintended consequences’ of EU ‘link tax’ copyright reforms

Google’s head of news has warned that proposed changes to European copyright law will hit smaller news publishers hardest and “limit innovation in journalism”. Richard Gingras urged EU policymakers to “fix” what Google perceives to be the “unintended consequences” of Article 11 of the European Union copyright directive, which is in the final stages of … Continue reading “Google head of news warns of ‘unintended consequences’ of EU ‘link tax’ copyright reforms”

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New threats to journalists and sources posed by counter-terror and crime bills going through Parliament, MPs and NMA warn

Two bills currently making their way through Parliament could pose threats to press freedom and the confidentiality of journalists’ sources, MPs and the News Media Association have warned. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill and the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill are both facing opposition over their potential to impact existing journalistic protections. The former … Continue reading “New threats to journalists and sources posed by counter-terror and crime bills going through Parliament, MPs and NMA warn”

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Reach to launch new London-wide news website to meet demand for ‘trusted’ local brand ‘with personality’

Mirror publisher Reach is set to launch a new London-wide news website, targeted at readers who live in the capital. The publisher (formerly Trinity Mirror) is merging its Get West London and Croydon Advertiser websites to create Mylondon.news, moving into north, east and south London territory for the first time. Press Gazette understands the website … Continue reading “Reach to launch new London-wide news website to meet demand for ‘trusted’ local brand ‘with personality'”

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