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Commonwealth Journalists' Association

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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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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