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Happy World Press Freedom Day Celebrations 2021

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Mental health as a safety issue afflicting many Journalists

Picture credit: UNESCO. MENTAL health is a serious safety issue afflicting journalists around the world especially in the South and yet it is: Less researched, less reported about and less addressed in many newsrooms. In many societies, mental health is … Continue reading

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In the belly of the beast – editors of leading media establishments in Southern Africa discuss the devastation of Covid 19 on the media industry and the implication on it’s viability

On the 13th of April I got the priviledge of facilitating a seminar on the important topic of media viability. This webinar was one of three webinars organized by the Southern African Editors Forum (SAEF) on behalf of UNESCO as … Continue reading

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Ugandan Police brutality heightens as 2021 election draws closer – journalists as targets and what this means for democracy

“We have been beating journalists to restrain them from going where there is danger. Police beat journalists to help them…for their safety. When a police officer tells you to stop, you must stop for your own safety. I will not … Continue reading

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Epistemic glimpses into diasporic digital migrant parents’ universe

This article originally appeared in the NORDMEDIA NETWORK as part of the Media Literacy webinar series on the 5.10.2020. It also appeared in the Newsletter on Media and Learning. My gratitute for allowing me to share our exciting research with … Continue reading

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Lockdown horrors – Act now to stop the violation of young girls

Even though experts had warned about the increased levels of human rights violations under lockdown, especially within households, it was nevertheless horrific to read in the Daily Monitor article that: ‘2,300 school girls conceive, 128 married off during lockdown’. And … Continue reading

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CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS ON PANDEMICS AND THE MEDIA IN AFRICA

BOOK TITLE: UNDERSTANDING HEALTH CRISES AND THEIR INPRINT ON JOURNALISM AND MEDIA DISCOURSES IN AFRICA When the COVID-19 broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the close of 2019, no oneimagined its rapid global spread and devastating impact … Continue reading

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Was she pushed or did she jump? Understanding the leaking pipeline among female journalists

Why is it that journalism classrooms are beaming with female students but as they step out of the classroom and into the newsroom or boardrooms, their numbers begin to drastically dwindle? This dwindle usually correlates with age, longevity in the … Continue reading

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International Students share experiences from Covid-19 crisis

Two of my MA exchange students are guest bloggers in this post. (Tiko Georgia) and Ani (Armenia) share their experiences of Covid-19. Tiko’s blog takes us through her tumultuous journey when Covid-19 had just broken out. Hers illustrates among other … Continue reading

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Reporting while female – What Bedoya’s World Press Freedom (Guillermo) Prize means for plurality of voices in the media

“Pay attention…We are sending a message to the press in Colombia.” The millitants while they raped her. Jineth Bedoya Lima a female Colombian journalist is the 10th female and 24th laureate of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Day Prize … Continue reading

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