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President Adama Barrow of Gambia has signed the Access To Information Bill into law. The new measures are intended to facilitate the work of journalists and empower civil society to access government-held information to enhance accountability and transparency. Various stakeholders and civil society organisations including the Gambia Press Union had worked together to establish the […]

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The University of London has confirmed the membership of a Committee to conduct an inquiry into the future of Commonwealth Studies at the University. The creation of the Committee, to be chaired by Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the former UK Foreign Secretary, was announced following consultation about the future of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at […]

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The Commonwealth Journalists Association warmly welcomes the report of the Independent High-Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom and urges Commonwealth governments to implement its detailed recommendations to provide safe refuge to journalists at risk. Endorsing the report, Mahendra Ved, President of the CJA, said: ‘ This is a timely report which offers some […]

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By Anne Gallagher, Director-General of the Commonwealth Foundation The United Nations declared 2 November as the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, recognising those whose lives have been cut short or destroyed because of their commitment to truth, justice and accountability. Over the past 14 years, close to 1,200 journalists have been killed for reporting […]

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The central role of the media in society is under scrutiny as never before, from coverage of politics to pandemics. In one of its most far-reaching campaigns ever, the CJA is fighting for a new code for freedom of expression and the role of media in good governance across the Commonwealth. VISHAL ARORA of StoriesAsia […]

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