August 8, 2020
  • 9:23 am We back Chin’ono
  • 10:22 am Kailash Budhwar, acclaimed broadcaster who guided BBC Hindi service
  • 7:27 pm The Commonwealth’s twin problems with media freedom, and a blueprint for action
  • 7:49 pm Cameroon journalists mourn media champion Chief Foanyi
  • 4:21 pm Why our 12 Principles are so urgently needed

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Commonwealth Journalists' Association

By David Watts For once the ‘perfect storm’ cliché was apposite when members and guests of the Commonwealth Journalists Association gathered on 13 January 2011 to debate the merits and demerits of the WikiLeaks revelations. For red-blooded journalists who imbibed their mission of exposing malfeasance with their mother’s milk, the exposure of the perpetrators of […]

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The WikiLeaks revelations have angered governments and divided journalists. Where should the line be drawn between the disclosure of government secrets in the public interest and the claim of states that they have a legitimate need for confidentiality? Much of the controversy has focused on the role of the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange. Is he […]

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The Commonwealth Journalists Association wishes to send its condolences to the family of the distinguished journalist and BBC World Affairs Correspondent, Brian Hanrahan, who has died after a short illness. Brian was a consummate professional – a quiet, modest person, he had an economy of language and the ability to get to the heart of […]

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By Will Henley The BBC World Service will continue to be “a motivating force” in the world despite budget cuts of close to 25 per cent, hundreds of jobs losses and the cancelling of language services, its director has insisted. Peter Horrocks, addressing an audience of over a hundred at a CJA-UK gathering in Westminster […]

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By Jim Edwards The chair of the Commonwealth Journalists Association (UK), Rita Payne, organised a highly successful forum on the future of the BBC World Service in a committee room at the House of Commons in London on Monday 29th November. The chairman was the International Director of the Centre for Freedom of the Media […]

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