May 31, 2020
  • 11:15 am CJA warns against misuse of emergency powers to silence independent media
  • 11:07 am CJA deplores detention of Pakistani editor
  • 11:16 am CHOGM summit likely virus casualty
  • 10:11 am Amal Clooney speaks out for CJA media principles
  • 3:44 pm Guy Arnold, prolific Commonwealth journalist

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Commonwealth Journalists' Association

The Commonwealth Journalists Association has declared it is deeply concerned that some Commonwealth member states have responded to the coronavirus pandemic by assuming extraordinary powers which may have the effect of criminalising the work of journalists and arbitrarily restricting the ability of the news media to scrutinise the actions of governments and report in the […]

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Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman The CJA has called on the government of Pakistan to release the Jang Group Editor-in-Chief, Mir Shakil-ur- Rahman, who has been in detention since March 12. His arrest and detention by the National Accountability Bureau before substantive hearings have begun is contrary to the bureau’s established practice and is being widely seen as […]

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  By Trevor Grundy The 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, is expected to be postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The summit was due to be held between June 22-27. But Commonwealth-watchers in London say that it’s almost certain to be cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak that has […]

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The CJA-led campaign in favour of the Commonwealth adopting the 2018 “Principles on media and good governance” has received a boost from the top international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney. Ms Clooney heads a Panel of top legal experts for media freedom that has been set up to produce an authoritative set of recommendations for […]

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By Trevor Grundy The British explorer, writer, scholar and anti-apartheid campaigner Guy Arnold has died in London. He was 87. He was a prolific author and journalist, staunch supporter of the CJA,  and a highly respected figure in Commonwealth circles. His last book Africa – A Modern History 1945-2015 is a mine of information and […]

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