On 27 April 2022 (12:30pm-2:00pm) the Institute of Commonwealth Studies will host the seminar “The Commonwealth and media freedom: Where do we stand?”. The seminar is arranged in collaboration with the Centre for Freedom of Media (CFOM) and focuses on Article V of the 2013 Commonwealth Charter which declares the commitment of all Commonwealth states to the values of freedom of expression.

The seminar assesses the Commonwealth’s current track record on freedom of expression, as 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of the UN Action Plan on the Safety of Journalists. What more can and should be done for the Commonwealth to live up to the norms and aspirations in Article V?

William Horsley, International Director, Centre for Freedom of Media, University of Sheffield

Zafar Abbas, Editor of Dawn (Pakistan’s leading English language newspaper) and recipient of the Committee for the
Protection of Journalists’ 2019 Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award.

Chair: Dr Sue Onslow, Director, Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Practical information:
27 April 2022, 12.30pm – 2.00pm
Host organisation
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Online- via Zoom

Please register for this event on: https://www.commonwealth.sas.ac.uk/events/event/25979.