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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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 …

Where is democracy without a free media?
April 6, 2018 – 10:09 am | No Comment
Where is democracy without a free media?

CJA President Mahendra Ved appeals to the heads of government summit in London to remember the pivotal role of a free press
The statement by the Commonwealth Heads of Government on November 29, 2015 at the …

Tusa: If it’s not fun, what the hell is the point?
March 15, 2018 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

By Zina Rohan
“If it’s not fun, what the hell is the point?” John Tusa, speaking to the Commonwealth Journalists’ Association on 6th March, was talking about his new book Making a Noise: Getting it Right, …

Arrest warrant for Bangladesh editor
January 12, 2018 – 12:06 pm | No Comment
Arrest warrant for Bangladesh editor

The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) is concerned about the safety and liberty of one of its Vice-Presidents and Bangladesh chapter General Secretary Shyamal Dutta against whom an arrest warrant has been issued on account of …