August 8, 2020
  • 9:23 am We back Chin’ono
  • 10:22 am Kailash Budhwar, acclaimed broadcaster who guided BBC Hindi service
  • 7:27 pm The Commonwealth’s twin problems with media freedom, and a blueprint for action
  • 7:49 pm Cameroon journalists mourn media champion Chief Foanyi
  • 4:21 pm Why our 12 Principles are so urgently needed

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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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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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Amina Mohammed, left, and Patricia Scotland make their commitment.   Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed have formally committed their organisations to work more closely together. The two leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Commonwealth’s headquarters in Marlborough House, London. The document outlines how the two organisations will […]

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