Covid casualties

The UK Parliament has overwhelmingly voted to back the Privileges Committee report which found former prime minister Boris Johnson deliberately and repeatedly misled Parliament about breaking his own covid pandemic rules in the Partygate scandal.MPs voted 354 to 7 […]

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Russian missile attack on Kyiv – photo courtesy Sergiy Tomilenko, Secretary National Union of Journalists of Ukraine


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What future for the Wagner Group?

Andreas Krieg, an expert in surrogate warfare and the growth of private military companies, has assessed the Kremlin’s efforts to re-mould the notorious Wagner Group after the death of its charismatic leader Yevgeny Prigozhin. […]

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Re-thinking decolonisation

Decolonisation – challenging and undoing deep-rooted power structures and promoting marginalised voices to forge a more equitable and just global order – was a pivotal theme of the London University Diplomatic Summit on June […]

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Ann Leslie 1941-2023

The AEJ UK notes – with many others – the sad death of multi award winning British journalist Ann Leslie.Winner of 9 British press awards, two lifetime achievement awards, and the 1999 James Cameron award for international reporting, she was made a dame of the Order of the British Empire in 2007 for service to journalism […]

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Fernando Mezzetti – In memoriam 1942-2023

Italian journalist Fernando Mezzetti, one of the most prominent international reporters of his generation, is remembered in this personal tribute by his long-time friend Anthony Robinson, AEJ UK member and former foreign correspondent for the Financial Times in Rome and elsewhere.  Mezzetti died in Italy on 10 May aged 81 after a prolonged illness. He worked […]

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Russian warlord investigation forces UK to tighten sanctions

The UK government has tightened its sanctions rules against Russia in the wake of revelations by openDemocracy that the UK Treasury gave sanctioned Russian warlord Yevgeny Prighozin – founder of the Russian mercenary group Wagner – permission to sue a British journalist.Exchequer Secretary James Cartlidge issued a written statement to Parliament changing the rules so that […]

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