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Commonwealth Journalists' Association

Narendra Modi: The Yogi of Populism, by Mihir Bose    If political populism was an international sport, Narendra Modi would have to be given a handicap, writes MARTIN LUMB. Seizing on what his Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party has decried as the corruption, inertia and nepotism of the post-colonial era, he’s fed an eager populace  with a […]

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“Do Not Disturb”, by Michaela Wrong an investigative journalist, is the book that every reporter should read who plans to cover the Commonwealth summit in Kigali. She has been writing about central Africa from Eritrea to the Congo for 20 years, for the Financial Times among others. She tears away the veils of propaganda which […]

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      Mahendra Ved On March 20, 2021, I stepped down as President of the Commonwealth Journalists Association, a non-government, voluntary body under the Commonwealth umbrella, ending a tenure that was prolonged, partly by Covid-19. Playing the host after over three decades, India was forced to hold the Delhi conference as a webinar, thanks […]

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A prominent Ugandan journalist and academic has painted a grim picture of what life is like for her fellow professionals in the country now, struggling against the twin assaults of state oppression and the Covid pandemic. Drito Alice spoke out at the CJA conference conducted online from Delhi. Ms Alice is president of the CJA […]

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The CJA’s painstaking efforts to gain acceptance of its Twelve Principles on media freedom are making progress with Commonwealth governments, the conference was told by one of the main advocates of the campaign, David Page. The conference was held online, from Delhi. “It’s possible that within the next few months these Principles will be adopted […]

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