January 23, 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

Kashmiri journalists protest against the internet blockade in Indian Kashmir in January 2020. Picture: EPA-EFE/FAROOQ KHAN. Journalist BILAL HUSSEIN tells Rachael Jolley why the international community needs to act. “The moment you talk about it, it makes a difference. It does make a difference. It does put a pressure on, because if nobody talks about […]

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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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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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