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Commonwealth Journalists' Association

The CJA joined leading international press freedom organisations in a vigil outside the Maltese High Commission in London, pictured, on October 15, the eve of the 4th anniversary of the murder of the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who campaigned against government corruption.  They issued a joint demand for the Maltese government to deliver justice over Daphne’s […]

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A CJA stalwart from the organisation’s earliest days, David Spark, pictured, has died in London. He was 89. This appreciation is from CJA President Chris Cobb: In his autobiography My Paper Chase the legendary British newspaper editor Harold Evans recalls an encounter with a young writer in the newsroom of the Northern Echo, a daily in the North East of England. The year was 1961. It was […]

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A new UNESCO report has highlighted the trends and challenges regarding the safety of foreign correspondents, as well as the crucial role they play in informing the public around the globe. The environment and nature of the work of foreign correspondents has significantly changed in recent years under the influence of the digital revolution, which has […]

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The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, has said the Commonwealth is closely monitoring developments around the suspension of Twitter, and allegations of repression of the rights to freedom of expression, access to information, media freedom, as well as disregard for the rule of law in Nigeria. “All Commonwealth member countries [including Nigeria] have committed […]

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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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