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

Derek Ingram, whose journalistic expertise helped open up Commonwealth countries to the rest of the world. By LINDSEY HILSUM, Channel 4 International Editor, and an early protege of Gemini News. Derek Ingram, who has died a few days short of his 93rd birthday, was a distinguished journalist and passionate supporter of the Commonwealth. In the 1960s, […]

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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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CJA Executive Committee members David Page, left, and William Horsley speak about the groundbreaking Principles report at a workshop during the Commonwealth summit. By CJA Executive Committee member William Horsley Fifty-three Commonwealth heads of government met for their summit in London from April 16 to 20. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the UK minister of state for […]

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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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The Commonwealth secretary-general, Baroness Scotland, has spoken of the organisation’s unique resources which can be used to improve the lives of people in its member states. She was addressing leaders at Buckingham Palace, at the opening of the Heads of Government summit. “We have unparalleled ability to draw together streams of wisdom from secular sources, […]

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