July 3, 2020
  • 7:49 pm Cameroon journalists mourn media champion Chief Foanyi
  • 4:21 pm Why our 12 Principles are so urgently needed
  • 11:15 am CJA warns against misuse of emergency powers to silence independent media
  • 11:07 am CJA deplores detention of Pakistani editor
  • 11:16 am CHOGM summit likely virus casualty

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Commonwealth Journalists' Association

One of the leading campaigners for media rights in west Africa, Chief Foanyi Nkemayang Paul, has died in hospital in Limbe, Cameroon. He was publisher of The Star newspaper, which he founded in 1991, CJA-Cameroon President and CJA Vice President for Africa.     Known as one of the pillars of journalism in Anglophone Cameroon, […]

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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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The Commonwealth Journalists Association has declared it is deeply concerned that some Commonwealth member states have responded to the coronavirus pandemic by assuming extraordinary powers which may have the effect of criminalising the work of journalists and arbitrarily restricting the ability of the news media to scrutinise the actions of governments and report in the […]

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Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman The CJA has called on the government of Pakistan to release the Jang Group Editor-in-Chief, Mir Shakil-ur- Rahman, who has been in detention since March 12. His arrest and detention by the National Accountability Bureau before substantive hearings have begun is contrary to the bureau’s established practice and is being widely seen as […]

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  By Trevor Grundy The 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, is expected to be postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The summit was due to be held between June 22-27. But Commonwealth-watchers in London say that it’s almost certain to be cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak that has […]

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