The project has convened a Working Group on Media and Good Governance which includes representatives from a number of Commonwealth partner organisations, including the Commonwealth Journalists Association, the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, and the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. In March 2018, the Working Group agreed the original Commonwealth principles on freedom of expression and the role of the media in good governance, proposing them for consideration by the Commonwealth Heads of Government at the April 2018 Commonwealth Summit.
Read the 2022 Commonwealth Principles on Freedom of Expression and the Role of the Media in Good Governance which was amended by an expert working group and adopted by Law Ministers in Mauritius.
Press Freedom Indexes
Please find here the Press Freedom Index for Commonwealth countries (2013-2018), compiled by Reporters Without Borders. We have also compiled the Press Freedom Global Index 2019-2022.
Here you will also find a Media Freedom Summary Report which was commissioned by the Commonwealth Foundation.