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Theresa May Plans New Powers to Ban Extremists from TV Appearances
Gagging order with echoes of Sinn Féin ban aimed at those who undertake activities ‘for the purpose of overthrowing democracy' Alan Travis reports for the Guardian.  Theresa May Plans...
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Bureau of Investigative Journalism Challenges Government Surveillance of Journalists
In the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations, the lack of privacy or protection for UK journalists and their sources under the current Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act has become abundantly...
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Save Our Sources: Press Gazette Campaign to End Privacy Violations
The CIJ would like to bring to your attention this important announcement in the Press Gazette, highlighting serious breaches of protections for journalists and their sources and major violations of...
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Less Reported Journalists' Deaths
The Committee to Protect Journalists has noted the deaths and injuries of journalists which have not received the publicity afforded to those from the mainstream media. Anatoly Klyan, 68, cameraman...
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Australian Whistleblowers Could Face Prison
The draft, entitled “National Security Legislation Amendment Bill”, provides for a new offence, liable to five years’ imprisonment, for anyone who discloses information without...
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G4S Gurkhas Deployed Against Environmental Protestors
Award-winning journalist Clare Sambrook reported this week on the private soldiers-for-hire working for the world's largest security company G4S. Recently named in the Civilian Gallantry List...
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Australian Whistleblower Faces Jail under Computer Crimes Act
New Matilda.com reports that a 20-year-old Australian whistleblower faces jail for exposing a scholarship of Francis Abbott, the Prime Minister’s daughter. In June, New Matilda, as well as the...
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Media Lack of Concern Over Snowden "Stasi Culture" Revelations
On the 19 July, the Guardian posted a transcript of a meeting between its Editor, Alan Rushbridger, and its defence and intelligence correspondent, MacAskill, with Edward Snowden. It has been...
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The 'Totalitarian Mentality' of the NSA
Antony Loewenstein Reports from the 2014 CIJ Summer School  Independent journalist Antony Loewenstein wrote about his experience at the recent Summer School held in London by the Centre for...
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Picnic with The Whistler
The Whistler is organising a picnic on Sunday 3 August in St James's Park for whistleblowers' and their families to get to know each other. Remember, you are not on your own! Join us and meet...
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