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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...

Commonwealth urged to safeguard the power of the pen

Commonwealth urged to safeguard the power of the pen

By Dr Kiran Hassan   Protecting media freedom within the Commonwealth was the subject of an event held by the Commonwealth Foundation on 26th January 2021.  The Institute of the Commonwealth Institute Studies, University of London, held a conference with a...

Taking Stock of the Commonwealth

Taking Stock of the Commonwealth

By Professor Philip Murphy, Director of ICwS The 2020 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) was due to open in Rwanda on 22 June. In April, with only a couple of months to go, the inevitable announcement was made that the summit was being postponed to some...