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Representatives from media bodies and press councils from around 25 countries are to meet on Thursday for a two-day event to discuss key issues such as media convergence and regulation in the digital age, privacy, newsgathering methods and freedom of expression.
The annual meeting of the Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe is being held in Edinburgh for the first time, and will be officially opened by First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond MSP.
Sir Christopher Meyer, chairman of the UK Press Complaints Commission, will also address the conference.

The Birmingham Mail has run its successful campaign to combat bullying for the third year running.
The Speak Out Stop Bullying campaign aims to raise awareness of issues surrounding bullying and highlight successful schemes to tackle it in schools.
It has been publishing a number of stories on the subject as well as distributing packs with special stickers and posters.

The South Wales Evening Post has teamed up with Barclays Bank for a competition to help Swansea’s local community.
Readers are being asked to make a case for the group they think is most deserving of the £10,000 prize money.
Finalists will be featured in a series of articles running throughout September and October.

The Shropshire Star is challenging readers to find the county’s most customer friendly shops, after outrage against a new survey that puts Shropshire amongst the worst places in the country for customer care and handling complaints.
Organisers of the survey are urging people to continue complaining to put companies to the test. However, some claim that it is the customers who are becoming more and more aggressive and not the lack of customer care.