October 29, 2020
  • 10:59 am Commonwealth at the crossroads: Where do we go from here?
  • 3:49 pm Patsy Robertson, the dedicated link between journalists and the Commonwealth
  • 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

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Commonwealth Journalists' Association

The shocking impact of Covid 19 on communities and organisations across the world has been for many a salutary experience. It’s as if we’re at a crossroads, wondering how did we get here, and where do we go from here. This is a point of reflection not least for our own Commonwealth. A project by […]

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By Richard Bourne The death of Patsy Robertson on August 18, only two years after the death of her friend Derek Ingram, is a reminder of how much Commonwealth journalism owes to a handful of stalwarts who see enduring value in the Commonwealth and the power of free, honest expression. However unlike Derek, Patsy, a […]

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The Commonwealth Journalists Association deplores the arrest of the distinguished Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, on charges of incitement to participate in public violence. He was taken from his home in Harare by security officials on July 20 and remains in custody. The arrest follows extensive investigative reporting by Mr Chin’ono, in which he revealed the […]

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By William Crawley CJA members will have heard the sad news of the death of Kailash Budhwar, former head of the BBC Hindi Service who had been a keen and regular member of the CJA almost since it was formed. He had already been missed from CJA meetings in the months before lockdown and we […]

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                                                        By William Horsley “It’s never been so bad”. With those words Kayode Soyinka, the London-based publisher of Africa Today, summed up the wide consensus that emerged from […]

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