November 16, 2015 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

The UK branch of the Commonwealth Journalists Association and Hurst Publishers and organising a launch of J.J. Robinson’s book,
The Maldives: IslamicRepublic, Tropical Autocracy
19 November 2015
3 – 5 p.m.
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Room, Westminster Hall, Houses of …

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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 …

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 …

Professor Faber: An obituary
April 9, 2015 – 3:52 pm | No Comment
Professor Faber: An obituary

Trevor Grundy on the life of the economist and adviser to the Zambian govt whose negotiations on mineral rights saved that country a fortune in 1964
Born August 12, 1929
Died February 26, 2015 aged 85
Historians examining …

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 …

‘Myths and realities’ around Mandela examined at London seminar
November 21, 2014 – 11:04 am | No Comment
‘Myths and realities’ around Mandela examined at London seminar

By TREVOR GRUNDY
Nelson Mandela’s membership of the South African Communist Party  will be one of the main topics up for discussion in London on December 5 when the Institute of Commonwealth Studies hosts a one- …

Do they know it’s Christmas in Muslim West Africa?
November 19, 2014 – 12:00 pm | No Comment
Do they know it’s Christmas in Muslim West Africa?

CJA member TREVOR GRUNDY reports on the latest version of Bob Geldof’s Band Aid campaign in the fight against ebola.
Children in Britain think it’s a Christmas Carol like ‘Silent Night’ or ‘God Rest Ye Merry …

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

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 …

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 …