The 12 Principles: A new code is proposed for freedom of expression and the role of media in good governance across the Commonwealth
April 10, 2018 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

INTRODUCTION
In 2013 member states of the Commonwealth acknowledged the ‘surge in popular demand for democracy and human rights’ when they adopted the Commonwealth Charter in the name of the people of the Commonwealth. The Charter …

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Malcolm Naudi: Comment on murder of Maltese blogger
October 20, 2017 – 12:18 pm | No Comment
Malcolm Naudi: Comment on murder of Maltese blogger

Author: Malcolm Naudi 
A former Chair of the Institute of Maltese Journalists (chaired the Institute for 14 years consecutively from 2001 to 2014). Former Deputy Editor of the Sunday Times of Malta.
The brutal murder of the Maltese …

Big Media ‘must do more’ to protect journalists
February 9, 2016 – 10:50 pm | No Comment
Big Media ‘must do more’ to protect journalists

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 …

Middle East background prompts thriller
December 3, 2015 – 10:43 am | No Comment
Middle East background prompts thriller

Long-standing BBC editor Ian Richardson has exploited his wide experience of broadcasting and the Middle East to write his first novel, The Mortal Maze.
A thriller, the book takes in terrorism, espionage, corruption, love and betrayal, http://www.themortalmaze.com/comments.html.
Ian …

CJA welcomes Baroness Scotland with plea for media freedom
December 2, 2015 – 9:25 pm | No Comment
CJA welcomes Baroness Scotland with plea for media freedom

The Commonwealth Journalists Association congratulates Baroness Patricia Scotland on her selection as Commonwealth Secretary-General at the Commonwealth summit in Malta.
We welcome Baroness Scotland’s comments that the Commonwealth provides a real opportunity to invest and work …

Fond admiration for ‘Mr Commonwealth’ at 90
June 8, 2015 – 8:04 pm | No Comment
Fond admiration for ‘Mr Commonwealth’ at 90

TREVOR GRUNDY pays a birthday tribute to Derek Ingram
As officials in London and Valletta continue preparing for the November 2015 CHOGM in Malta, friends and admirers of Derek Ingram -– the man known in media …

Real progress in Modi’s India .. or just hype?
May 22, 2015 – 9:47 am | No Comment
Real progress in Modi’s India .. or just hype?

Narendra Modi became Prime Minister of India a year ago after inflicting a crushing electoral defeat on the Congress party and its allies. His victory reflected a broad-based desire for change and economic growth, driven …

Richard West: journalist and author who chronicled the last days of Empire
May 18, 2015 – 7:52 pm | No Comment
Richard West: journalist and author who chronicled the last days of Empire

By TREVOR GRUNDY
Soon after the quintessentially English journalist Richard West married the quintessentially Irish journalist Mary Kenny in 1974, he visited South Africa during the build-up to the Soweto uprising and the final days of …

Where journalism can be a matter of life or death
January 27, 2015 – 10:30 am | No Comment
Where journalism can be a matter of life or death

By Raymond Whittaker
Threats to the media in Pakistan, where 15 journalists have been killed during 2014, were graphically described at a meeting organised by the Commonwealth Journalists Association at the University of London on November …

Bangladeshi brothers building on a great tradition
January 5, 2015 – 11:13 am | No Comment
Bangladeshi brothers building on a great tradition

By SYED BELAL AHMED
 
For more than 200 years the British ruled in India. On their departure in 1947, they left many legacies in which culinary tradition played very little part. Back on British soil however, a …

How Pakistani media survives in a climate of fear
November 24, 2014 – 10:54 am | No Comment
How Pakistani media survives in a climate of fear

By RAYMOND WHITAKER
Threats to the media in Pakistan, where 15 journalists have been killed during 2014, were graphically described at a meeting organised by the Commonwealth Journalists Association at the University of London on November …