Commonwealth Journalists Association elects office bearers

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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:

 

President

Chris Cobb – Canada

Vice-Presidents

Drito Alice – Uganda

FauziaShaheen–Pakistan

Bharat Bhushun – India

Shyamal Dutta – Bangladesh

Syed Nahas Pasha – UK

Executive Committee

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.