The newly elected president of the Commonwealth Journalists’ Association (CJA) wants the international organization to collaborate with like-minded organizations and add the CJA’s voice to those protesting the systemic abuse of journalists.
Chris Cobb was named president as the CJA elected a new slate of officers Sunday. The email voting included among members from across the world.
The elected officers are as follows:
Chris Cobb – Canada
Drito Alice – Uganda
Bharat Bhushun – India
Shyamal Dutta – Bangladesh
Syed Nahas Pasha – UK
Nadeem Khan – Pakistan
Jayanta Roy Chowdhury – India
Osman GaniMonsur – Bangladesh
Saroj Nagi – India
William Horsley – UK
Debbie Ransome – UK
Ebenezer W Motale – Cameroon
President Chris Cobb said he was honoured to be leading the association.
He noted that in some of the Commonwealth’s 54 countries these are dark days for journalists –exacerbated by the COVID pandemic, which has added to the physical, emotional and financial illtreatment being experienced by many reporters and editors.
Cobb and his new team vowed to collaborate with like-minded organizations to add the CJA’s voice to
those protesting the systemic abuse of journalists.