Please find below links to media freedom news items for the UK. These have been organised by publication date.




16.12.22 - Assange: IFJ and EFJ co-sign open letter to US President, IFJ

28.11.22 - Shanghai police detain foreign journalists covering anti-lockdown protests, beat BBC correspondent Edward Lawrence, CPJ

23.11.22 - Online abuse: "It is about silencing any woman who dares to speak out and to have an opinion", NUJ General Secretary Michelle Stanistreet, IFJ

07.11.22 - Several journalists cyber-snooped, investigation reveals, IFJ

02.11.22 - UK: Launch of Association of overseas Hong Kong media professionals, IFJ

17.09.22 - Protocol and pageantry: Reporting the death of the queen, The Listening Post

09.09.22 - Death of Queen Elizabeth marked around world with tributes and flowers, Reuters

09.09.22 - These images show people around the world honoring Queen Elizabeth II, NPR

09.09.22 - Outpouring of sympathy across the Commonwealth, BBC

08.09.22 - The Legacy of Elizabeth II: The Media Queen, The New York Times

30.08.22 - UK: IFJ backs strike, after Reach talks end without settlement, IFJ

28.08.22 - TikTok: Welsh young people quitting their jobs for social media, BBC

16.08.22 - UK: IFJ backs strike threat amid cost-of-living crisis, IFJ

21.07.22 - Peers Call For Digital Markets Unit Legislation To Be Brought Forward, News Media UK

20.07.22 - United Kingdom: IPI welcomes proposed anti-SLAPP legislation, IPI Media

20.07.22 - UK: Positive steps to tackle lawsuits that threaten free expression, Articla 19

22.06.22 - Bill of Rights will seriously undermine freedom of expression in the UK - Index on Censorship

17.06.22 - UK: Home Secretary orders US extradition of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange - RSF

17.06.22 - UK: Home Office minister approves extradition of Assange to the US - IFJ

09.06.2022 - CPJ calls on Brazilian authorities to expand search for missing journalist Dom Phillips, CPJ

24.05.2022 - Press Conference on Journalist’s Complaint to International Criminal Court, IFJ

22.04.2022 - ECPMF joins call to UK Home Secretary against the extradition of Julian Assange, ECPMF



23/12/2019 - British Virgin Islands law to impose fines, jail terms for online defamation - CPJ

09/12/2019 - Press Release: Protecting the licence fee - Public Media Alliance 

09/12/2019 - General election 2019: Johnson 'could look at' abolishing BBC licence fee - BBC

14/11/2019 - The BBC and the UK Election - Public Media Alliance 

09/09/2019 - FCO's campaign on media freedom lacks focus, committee says - The Guardian 

26/08/2019 - Open letter: Rights organisations call on UK authorities to protect press freedom - European Centre for Press & Media Freedom 

12/08/2019 - Ofcom report and public service broadcasting - public media alliance 

20/07/2019 - Letter: press freedom campaigners call for action on 'vexatious lawsuits’ - The Guardian

09/07/2019 - Russia's RT and Sputnik barred from UK conference on media freedom - The Guardian

04/07/2019 - Ofcom sets out new PSB measures in face of “unprecedented challenges -

30/05/2019 - Online usage grows, but so do social media concerns - Ofcom study - BBC

09/05/2019 - UK Investigates CGTN Over Forced Confessions - China Digital Times 

02/05/2019 - Foreign Secretary sets out his vision to improve media freedom around the world -

24/04/2019 - In a place where journalists’ freedom is under threat, Lyra McKee was a fearless voice of truth- Prospect

29/04/2019 - Public broadcasting in the age of VOD - Public media alliance 

19/04/2019 - Northern Ireland: Freelance journalist Lyra McKee shot dead during riots - IFJ 

15/04/2019 - Britain's push for new social media rules - CBC 

11/04/2019 - RSF calls on the UK to protect role of journalistic sources in treatment of Julian Assange - Reporters Without Borders 

04/04/2019 - Social media bosses could be liable for harmful content, leaked UK plan reveals - The Guardian 

29/03/2019 - British TV goes full Fox News - Columbia Journalism Review

20/03/2019 - The BBC and the future of news - BBC Media Centre

17/03/2019 - BBC chair: UK media regulation is no longer fit for modern age - The Guardian 

26/02/2019 - Paul Speller's political preview: Broadcasting regulations in the spotlight in the House of Keys today - IOM Today 

18/02/2019 - UK newsrooms increase efforts to tackle online harassment - International Press Institute 

18/02/2019 - Facebook needs regulation as Zuckerberg 'fails' - BBC 

11/02/2019 - How the BBC is building content for voice assistants - Tech World

11/02/2019 - Public funds should be used to rescue local journalism, says report - The Guardian 

06/02/2019 - "Journalism partnerships work” says the BBC, a year on from the launch of pioneering project in local news - BBC

04/02/2019 - UK, Stand Firm against Data Demands in Death Penalty Cases - Human Rights Watch 

04/02/2019 - More than 100 media outlets and organizations are backing the Journalism Trust Initiative - Reporters Without Borders 

04/02/2019 - UK, Stand Firm against Data Demands in Death Penalty Cases - Human Rights Watch 

03/01/2019 - The future of TV journalism and fighting fake news - Royal Television Society