January 22, 2021
  • 3:25 pm Calling out Kashmir’s media silence
  • 3:45 pm Why state action is needed to protect media freedom
  • 4:22 pm CJA welcomes report on safe refuge for journalists at risk
  • 10:52 am Taking a stand for the safety of journalists
  • 10:59 am Commonwealth at the crossroads: Where do we go from here?

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Commonwealth Journalists' Association

Applications for the Journalist Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism are now open. The programme, based at the University of Oxford, is one of the world’s leading schemes for practising, mid-career journalists to take some time out from their day jobs to explore journalism in depth. Most of the Journalist […]

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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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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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