July 19, 2019
  • 2:11 pm Raymond Louw, an outstanding campaigner
  • 8:31 am In the path of India’s election juggernaut
  • 10:59 am How the Assange case highlights the public’s right to know, but also public trust in a free press
  • 3:19 pm Journalists’ safety and media freedom both endangered in Indian election, panel warns
  • 12:19 pm CJA Newsletter special – Remembering Derek Ingram

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Commonwealth Journalists' Association

INTRODUCTION In 2013 member states of the Commonwealth acknowledged the ‘surge in popular demand for democracy and human rights’ when they adopted the Commonwealth Charter in the name of the people of the Commonwealth. The Charter commits member states to democracy, human rights, freedom of expression, the rule of law and good governance, and recognises […]

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By William Horsley ‘Important and timely’ proposals submitted to Commonwealth leaders by an expert Working Group for a new ‘code’ on media-government relations were ignored in the final Communique. But foreign ministers meeting in London heard powerful appeals for the Commonwealth to do more to protect media independence and the lives of journalists who face […]

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Kayode Soyinka, “lip service” to the essential values.   By William Horsley,  co-author of the new proposed code on Commonwealth principles on freedom of expression and the role of media in good governance The Commonwealth received a wake-up call from figures representing some of its respected professional associations at the launch in London of ‘In […]

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Media rights activist and CJA Executive Committee member William Horsley asks which way will the wind now blow at the Commonwealth Summit. Do you remember how CJA journalists from many branches raised their voices back in 2016 at the association’s Congress in London? In case you forgot, our multi-national association voted unanimously at that time […]

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