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Commonwealth Journalists' Association

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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Applications for the Journalist Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism are now open. The programme, based at the University of Oxford, is one of the world’s leading schemes for practising, mid-career journalists to take some time out from their day jobs to explore journalism in depth. Most of the Journalist […]

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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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One of the leading campaigners for media rights in west Africa, Chief Foanyi Nkemayang Paul, has died in hospital in Limbe, Cameroon. He was publisher of The Star newspaper, which he founded in 1991, CJA-Cameroon President and CJA Vice President for Africa.     Known as one of the pillars of journalism in Anglophone Cameroon, […]

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Special Envoy on Media Freedom, Amal Clooney. By David Page The London Media Freedom   Conference, hosted by the British and Canadian governments, took place at the Print Works in East London on 10 and 11 July. It was extremely ambitious in its scope, with 1500 delegates from all over the world, and four or […]

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