August 21, 2019
  • 10:31 am Media Freedom Principles boosted by London conference
  • 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

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Commonwealth Journalists' Association

By Martin Plaut Raymond Louw – editor and campaigner for press freedom in South Africa and CJA stalwart – has died aged 92. He was a towering figure: brave and resolute in the face of extraordinary pressure from the apartheid state. He edited the Rand Daily from 1966 to 1978, a term which exactly mirrored […]

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The scourge of urban pollution. (Picture City Metric) Problems caused by air pollution in selected Commonwealth cities with populations of over 10 million  – Dhaka, Delhi, Gauteng or Greater Johannesburg, and Lagos – are being examined at a conference in London, bringing together civic and state leaders, scientists and other experts, to share political and […]

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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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CJA President Mahendra Ved CJA President Mahendra Ved appeals to the heads of government summit in London to remember the pivotal role of a free press The statement by the Commonwealth Heads of Government on November 29, 2015 at the end of the last CHOGM held at Malta makes no direct reference to the role […]

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  By William Horsley The big guns of the world’s media have found themselves at fault. At UNESCO’s Paris headquarters on 5 February, 200 senior media managers, editors and journalists from around the world, whose everyday job is to hold others to account, publicly examined their own record in standing up for the safety of […]

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