Talking Drums

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Commonwealth journalists for Cambridge

Wolfson College has chosen six journal- ists from overseas Commonwealth countries to hold Press Fellowships at the College during the academic year 1986-87. Their selection brings to 19 the countries from which Press Fellows have been chosen since Wolfson College launched its Press Fellowship Programme in 1982.

Olusoji Akinrinade, Associate Editor of Newswatch, Ikeja, Nigeria (September to December 1986). Mano Sabnani of the Straits Times, on a British Council Press Fellowship. In the College, from September to December 1985, were Jayanthi Dias- Abeyesinghe of the Daily Times, Sri Lanka, Anthony Milne, of the Express, Port of Spain, Trinidad, (Nuffield Press Fellows), Sia Cheong Yew of the Straits Times in Singapore (British Council Press Fellow) and Jim Kelly of the Yorkshire Evening Press (British Petroleum Press)

These Press Fellowships are funded by the Nuffield Foundation and enable the holders to spend twelve weeks in the College, pursuing special studies of their own choosing. They are open to newspaper and agency journalists (staff or Fellow). freelance) from any overseas Common- wealth country.

The Press Fellowship Programme at Wolfson College is now in its fourth year. The Director of the Programme, Mr W.P. Kirkman, Secretary of the University Careers Service, is a former Africa and Commonwealth Correspondent of The Times.

The six people selected for 1986-87 are: Sandra Baptiste, from Barbados (who is currently on a course at the University of the West Indies) who will be at Wolfson from September to December 1986.

Medal of honour for Twum

The American Biographical Institute has awarded the 1985 Commonwealth Medal of Honour to Michael K. Twum of London.

The Commemorative Medal of Honour is a limited issue medal be- stowed upon a select group of 175 men and women whose biographies have appeared in one or more of the Insti- tute's internationally-acclaimed bio-graphical volumes.

Mr Michael Twum, a writer-poet and international advisor of the institute is also a member of World Literary Academy, Cambridge; Inter- national PEN and Ghana Association of Writers.

According to the Institute the conferring of this medal is one of the most significant observances of prominent individuals ever undertaken by the Institute.

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