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Commonwealth Journalists' Association

A prominent Ugandan journalist and academic has painted a grim picture of what life is like for her fellow professionals in the country now, struggling against the twin assaults of state oppression and the Covid pandemic. Drito Alice spoke out at the CJA conference conducted online from Delhi. Ms Alice is president of the CJA […]

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The CJA’s painstaking efforts to gain acceptance of its Twelve Principles on media freedom are making progress with Commonwealth governments, the conference was told by one of the main advocates of the campaign, David Page. The conference was held online, from Delhi. “It’s possible that within the next few months these Principles will be adopted […]

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The distinguished journalist and author Sir Mark Tully has spoken of the huge debt journalism owes to civil society, and how the two institutions must work together to fight for each other’s interests and for the health of democracy. “In many countries, including India, civil society is under extreme pressure,” he told the online conference […]

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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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