We are extremely sad to announce the death of Gavin MacFadyen, CIJ’s Founder, Director and its leading light. Gavin died of lung cancer surrounded by loved ones in London on Saturday 22nd Oct 2016.
A Celebration of Gavin's Life will take place on the 8th of December 2016 from 5pm at the Great Hall of Goldsmiths, University of London. Everyone is welcome!
Gavin's opening address from this year's CIJ Summer Conference, Thursday 14th July 2016.
Over his lifetime Gavin was a fierce defender of justice and human rights around the world. He was a warm, caring, larger-than-life person who, as many will attest, engendered love and respect from all who met him. His life and how he lived it were completely in sync with the principles that he held dear and practiced as a journalist and educator – to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.