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  • New fund for women journalists

    The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) has announced the formation of the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists. An annual total of US$230,000 will be awarded to applicants who can demonstrate how their proposal will lead to the exposure of under-reported stories, strengthen story-telling skills, develop their expertise or support entrepreneurial media projects. “Promoting…

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  • 1913 – The World before the Great War

    “At Easter 1913 Tsar Nicholas ll gave his wife Alexandra a remarkable present: a golden Fabergé egg. Its exterior was sumptuously decorated with golden double-headed eagles, imperial crowns and eighteen exquisite miniature portraits of the Tsars and Tsarinas of the Romanov dynasty stretching back to Nicholas’ distant forebear Tsar Michael, who had become Russia’s leader…

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  • Robin Morgan, 1939 – 2014

    Our Robin was good-hearted, generous and supportive. His bright sense of humour mixed with an equal measure of mischief, were qualities that equally endeared him to friends and the profession he loved. He was a seasoned hack of the old school. Like many journalists of his era, he started his career while at school; submitting…

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  • The Churchill War Rooms

    The Churchill War Rooms, now a branch of the Imperial War Museum, are the preserved historic site where Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, sheltered during the Nazi bombing raids on London and where he met with his War Cabinet, his generals and his military planners, while overhead the bombers laid waste to London. So it comes…

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  • Churchill the journalist

      Churchill was a longstanding member of the Institute of Journalists. His association with the Institute started in 1900 when he was writing for the Morning Chronicle. He went on to write for most of the Fleet Street press during the course of his career, and particularly for his friend Lord Beaverbrook’s Daily Express and…

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  • Churchill 2015 – There were giants in the land in those days…

    Not even the cynicism of our self-obsessed, nihilistic age can dilute the potent, symbolic magic of Winston Churchill – writer, journalist, adventurer, soldier, statesman and, in 1940, saviour of Britain. With the death of Sir Winston Churchill in 1965, England and the remnants of the British Empire lost a truly legendary figure. I use the…

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  • Churchill 2015

    Organisations and institutions around the world have come together to present ‘Churchill 2015’, a unique celebration of the life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill, 50 years after his death, 60 years after his final resignation as Prime Minister, and 75 years after his ‘finest hour’ leading the fight against Nazi Germany in 1940. To…

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  • New Vice-President

    Mark Croucher is the new Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Journalists. He was presented with his chain of office by Past-President Norman Bartlett at a special CIoJ event at the Civil Service Club in Whitehall on February 27. In his inaugural speech, the new Vice-President said that “vigilance in defence of press freedom” would…

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