Why the world should care about India’s epic election
May 12, 2014 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

The Indian general election campaign has gripped attention inside and outside the sub-continent. Radically different agendas and personalities offered by the parties mean the country faces a stark choice. CJA-UK gathered experts at Senate House, …

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How safe is it to be a journalist in Pakistan?
August 7, 2014 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

CJA member Ragasudha Vinjamuri reports on a discussion on the state of the media in Pakistan and how journalists are under increasing threat from militants.

Read her report here AV_CJA (2).

The discussion was held at the University of London on 11 August 2014 and organised by the CJA (UK branch).

 

How Glasgow proved itself a worthy host
August 3, 2014 – 10:34 pm | No Comment
How Glasgow proved itself a worthy host

A personal view of the success of the Commonwealth Games, by ALINE DOBBIE
Sitting waiting on a gloriously hot evening in Glasgow for the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games was an interesting experience.  I am …

Zimbabwe’s MDC opposition returns to the trenches
August 1, 2014 – 10:56 am | No Comment
Zimbabwe’s MDC opposition returns to the trenches

By Peter Biles
In echoes of the chaotic events of 2008, Zimbabwe’s opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has painted a bleak picture of the state of the nation, a year after the 2013 elections. In a recent …

Mama Mia and Skopelos : In the footsteps of ‘Saint Meryl‘
June 26, 2014 – 12:19 am | No Comment
Mama Mia and Skopelos : In the footsteps of ‘Saint Meryl‘

By Trevor Grundy, CJA-UK
Skopelos, North Sporades, Greece – – -Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990) asked us to understand that Greeks have a special place in their hearts for the unusual– especially when the bizarre appears in human …

The Chicken Tikka Masala election
May 15, 2014 – 3:45 pm | No Comment
The Chicken Tikka Masala election

By Anuj Kapoor, CJA-UK Associate Member
The three main alternatives in this 2014 Indian election seem like a choice between the three ingredients of the much-loved Indian dish:
‘Chicken’ – Rahul Gandhi, who failed to stand up …

CPA UK Event: ‘Representation of Women in Parliament, Politics and Public Life’
November 4, 2012 – 10:09 am | No Comment
CPA UK Event: ‘Representation of Women in Parliament, Politics and Public Life’

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INTERNATIONAL PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE ON GENDER AND POLITICS
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK Branch (CPA UK) and British Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (BGIPU) will hold an International Parliamentary Conference on Gender and Politics, ‘Representation of Women …

Can Nigeria save itself from the threat of civil and religious war?
August 26, 2012 – 10:52 am | 6 Comments
Can Nigeria save itself from the threat of civil and religious war?

“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.”
Ben Okri’s antiquated yet prevailingly words offer the westerner a peek through …

CSCLeaders: Building global networks for the future
August 5, 2012 – 1:03 am | 211 Comments
CSCLeaders: Building global networks for the future

From CSCLeaders.org
The HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conferences (UK Fund) has joined forces with Common Purpose, the international leadership development organisation, to create CSCLeaders – a renewal of the Commonwealth-wide Study Conferences for …

New report: A road map to public service broadcasting
June 24, 2012 – 8:12 am | No Comment
New report: A road map to public service broadcasting

Together with its long standing partners, the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA),UNESCO has produced A Road Map to Public Service Broadcasting.
The book is authored by Elizabeth Smith, former Secretary-General of CBA and …

UK: after the Jubilee, roll on the Olympics
June 18, 2012 – 10:08 am | No Comment
UK: after the Jubilee, roll on the Olympics

By Rita Payne, CJA President
The Queen’s Jubilee celebrations may be over, but the UK is still ready to party with the attention now on the Olympic Games, which are due to kick off in just …

It’s the journalism, stupid
June 18, 2012 – 9:52 am | One Comment
It’s the journalism, stupid

Defending free expression can be the BBC’s new gift to the world
By William Horsley, CJA UK member
Mark Thompson’s successor as Director-General of the BBC will face a monster set of challenges to keep the ship …