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ECU lecturer’s book launched in South Africa

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

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Congratulations to Senior Lecturer in the School of Communications and Arts, Dr Beate Josephi, who recently launched her book titled, Journalism Education in Countries with Limited Media Freedom at the second World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC) in Rhodes University, South Africa.

The book looks at ways in which different countries approach journalism studies, raising the point that journalism education is not indicative of the country’s media system.

“This book is one of the first of its kind to compare journalism studies among different countries, and I’m thrilled that it’s been recognised at such an international level,” Dr Josephi said.  

"It is an important book, and will provide valuable information on understanding journalism in a global context.”

Journalism Education in Countries with Limited Media Freedom was launched in the presence of the Director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Communication Development Division, Dr Wijayananda Jayaweera; WJEC host, Professor Guy Berger; Commissioning Editor from the University of Georgia, Professor Lee Becker and Kaarle Nordenstreng of Tampere University, Finland, who endorsed the book.

Two of the contributing authors, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of St Augustine University in Tanzania, Dr Bernardin Mfumbusa, and lecturer at the University of Cape Town, Dr Ibrahim Saleh were also in attendance.

The book tied in with the WJEC which was entitled, Journalism Education in an Age of Radical Change, held from the 5-7 July.

For more information, visit the World Journalism Education Congress website.

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