The 12 Principles: A new code is proposed for freedom of expression and the role of media in good governance across the Commonwealth
April 10, 2018 – 4:10 pm | 3 Comments

INTRODUCTION
In 2013 member states of the Commonwealth acknowledged the ‘surge in popular demand for democracy and human rights’ when they adopted the Commonwealth Charter in the name of the people of the Commonwealth. The Charter …

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CJA Newsletter special – Remembering Derek Ingram
November 2, 2018 – 12:19 pm | No Comment
CJA Newsletter special – Remembering Derek Ingram

The Commonwealth Journalists’ Association (CJA) is proud to present a special edition of its newsletter to remember the contribution to Commonwealth journalism made by Derek Ingram. Derek Ingram (20th June 1925- 17th June 2018) was …

Action to curb urban pollution
September 26, 2018 – 2:54 pm | No Comment
Action to curb urban pollution

Problems caused by air pollution in selected Commonwealth cities with populations of over 10 million  – Dhaka, Delhi, Gauteng or Greater Johannesburg, and Lagos – are being examined at a conference in London, bringing together …

Derek Ingram, 1925-2018, Passionate defender of Commonwealth values and founding father of the CJA
June 23, 2018 – 5:15 pm | No Comment
Derek Ingram, 1925-2018, Passionate defender of Commonwealth values and founding father of the CJA

By LINDSEY HILSUM, Channel 4 International Editor, and an early protege of Gemini News.
Derek Ingram, who has died a few days short of his 93rd birthday, was a distinguished journalist and passionate supporter of the Commonwealth. …

How being a journalist in the Commonwealth could kill you
April 25, 2018 – 10:58 am | No Comment
How being a journalist in the Commonwealth could kill you

By CJA Executive Committee member William Horsley
Fifty-three Commonwealth heads of government met for their summit in London from April 16 to 20. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the UK minister of state for the Commonwealth, lauded it …

The Commonwealth summit: too much self-praise, not enough democracy
April 23, 2018 – 11:45 am | No Comment
The Commonwealth summit: too much self-praise, not enough democracy

By William Horsley
‘Important and timely’ proposals submitted to Commonwealth leaders by an expert Working Group for a new ‘code’ on media-government relations were ignored in the final Communique. But foreign ministers meeting in London heard …

Scotland praises “unparalleled ability” to forge progress
April 19, 2018 – 4:24 pm | No Comment
Scotland praises “unparalleled ability” to forge progress

The Commonwealth secretary-general, Baroness Scotland, has spoken of the organisation’s unique resources which can be used to improve the lives of people in its member states.
She was addressing leaders at Buckingham Palace, at the opening …

Code for media and good governance gets enthusiastic welcome – ‘Shout about this from the rooftops’, says leading human rights lawyer
April 13, 2018 – 10:11 am | No Comment
Code for media and good governance gets enthusiastic welcome – ‘Shout about this from the rooftops’, says leading human rights lawyer

By William Horsley,  co-author of the new proposed code on Commonwealth principles on freedom of expression and the role of media in good governance
The Commonwealth received a wake-up call from figures representing some of its …

Commonwealth o​rganisations unveil “Principles on Media and Good Governance” to counter threats to freedom of expression and accountable government
April 10, 2018 – 4:10 pm | No Comment
Commonwealth o​rganisations unveil “Principles on Media and Good Governance” to counter threats to freedom of expression and accountable government

COMMONWEALTH JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION (CJA)
PRESS RELEASE
  ​As leaders from the 53 Commonwealth countries prepare to fly to London for a Summit meeting next week, six Commonwealth organisations are unveiling proposals for a 12-point  Commonwealth code of conduct aimed at …

The 12 Principles: A new code is proposed for freedom of expression and the role of media in good governance across the Commonwealth
April 10, 2018 – 4:10 pm | 3 Comments
The 12 Principles: A new code is proposed for freedom of expression and the role of media in good governance across the Commonwealth

INTRODUCTION
In 2013 member states of the Commonwealth acknowledged the ‘surge in popular demand for democracy and human rights’ when they adopted the Commonwealth Charter in the name of the people of the Commonwealth. The Charter …

How our bold commitment to the Media Freedom Initiative took shape
April 7, 2018 – 4:37 pm | No Comment
How our bold commitment to the Media Freedom Initiative took shape

Media rights activist and CJA Executive Committee member William Horsley asks which way will the wind now blow at the Commonwealth Summit.
Do you remember how CJA journalists from many branches raised their voices back in …