Speaking Freely

Expression and the Law in the Commonwealth

Overview

Edited by one of Canada’s foremost media law scholars, this book, a project of The Commonwealth Association for Education in Journalism and Communication (CAEJC), assesses the state of freedom of expression in the Commonwealth through contributions by select legal scholars, jurists, and journalists.
Essays provide an overview of the meaning of freedom of expression from theoretical, historical, and sociological perspectives. Country reports that provide an inventory of existing media laws and administrative practices in several Commonwealth nations complement the essays, and include: Cameroon, Canada, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the United Kingdom. Finally, CAEJC provides a statement of principles that are viewed as essential to the protection of freedom of expression.
This book is extremely useful to journalists, lawyers, students, and anyone working with mass media or international affairs.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction by Robert Martin

PART ONE: ESSAYS ON THE MEANING OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
1) Essay on Freedom of Expression - Shirani A. Bandaranayake
2) Press Freedom in Commonwealth Countries - Derek Ingram
3) The Globalization of the Media and Judicial Independence - Michael Kirby
4) Freedom of Expression and the Caribbean Media - Rex Nettleford
5) Freedom of Expression - George Verghese
6) The Meaning and Significance of the Freedom of Expression - Gita Honwana Welch

PART TWO: COUNTRY REPORTS
1) Cameroon - Charles Manga Fombad
2) Canada - Robert Martin
3) Ghana - Kofi Kumado
4) India - Venkat Iyer
5) Jamaica - John Maxwell
6) Kenya - Gitobu Imanyara, Kibe Mungai
7) Malaysia - Raja Aziz Addruse
8) Mauritius - Sanjay Bhuckory
9) New Zealand - Jim Tully
10) Pakistan - Owais Aslam Ali
11) Papua New Guinea - David Robie
12) South Africa - Tracy Cohen, Lene Johannessen, Solange Rosa
13) Sri Lanka - Victor Gunewardena
14) United Kingdom - David Goldberg, Tony Prosser, Stefaan Verhulst

PART THREE: STATEMENT ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION FOR THE COMMONWEALTH - CAEJC
Notes on Contributors
Index

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