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

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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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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 …

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 …