Commonwealth
Opinion

The Commonwealth at a crossroads

By Sue Onslow Director, Institute of Commonwealth Studies After a delay of two years, the Commonwealth heads of government are meeting in Kigali this week. The organisation itself is at a crossroads: leading Commonwealth civil society organisations have voiced their...

Is the Commonwealth getting its message out?

By Mischa Manderson Mills Like many international organisations, the Commonwealth Secretariat (ComSec) is undergoing a mid-life identity crisis. The world has changed radically since its formation some 60 years ago, and it is way past time for ComSec to look inwards...

Women journalists trolled and targeted: India

By Nupur Basu (Independent journalist, award winning documentary film maker, and educator from India.) On World Press Freedom Day, May 3, 2022, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) came out with a numbing statistic on India. It ranked India at 150 out of 180 countries in...

The hazards of journalism in Africa

By Martin Plaut   Reporting in a war zone The war in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray, which erupted in November 2020, is probably the bloodiest current conflict in the world. It is also the least reported. Somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000 people have...