November 26, 2020
  • 10:52 am Taking a stand for the safety of journalists
  • 4:22 pm Why state action is needed to protect media freedom
  • 10:59 am Commonwealth at the crossroads: Where do we go from here?
  • 3:49 pm Patsy Robertson, the dedicated link between journalists and the Commonwealth
  • 9:23 am We back Chin’ono

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Commonwealth Journalists' Association

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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Can Yeginsu, a member of the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom set up last year, says “concrete changes” in the actions of states are needed to reverse a marked decline in media freedom standards worldwide. The Panel’s core goal is to bring about a higher level of compliance by state authorities with the […]

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The shocking impact of Covid 19 on communities and organisations across the world has been for many a salutary experience. It’s as if we’re at a crossroads, wondering how did we get here, and where do we go from here. This is a point of reflection not least for our own Commonwealth. A project by […]

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By Richard Bourne The death of Patsy Robertson on August 18, only two years after the death of her friend Derek Ingram, is a reminder of how much Commonwealth journalism owes to a handful of stalwarts who see enduring value in the Commonwealth and the power of free, honest expression. However unlike Derek, Patsy, a […]

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The Commonwealth Journalists Association deplores the arrest of the distinguished Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, on charges of incitement to participate in public violence. He was taken from his home in Harare by security officials on July 20 and remains in custody. The arrest follows extensive investigative reporting by Mr Chin’ono, in which he revealed the […]

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