Opportunities, resources and

events for journalism educators

Call for Book Chapters  SUBMISSIONS

This edited volume will address a pressing need in current discourse by focusing on decolonising communication for social change and development from intercultural perspectives in the Global South. It underscores the urgency to dismantle entrenched power structures and redefine communication paradigms, particularly in social change efforts. The initiative challenges dominant narratives that perpetuate inequalities across the Global South, advocating for a departure from colonial legacies in higher education communication methodologies and epistemologies.

The abstract should succinctly state the aim of the study, the theoretical/conceptual framework, and the methodological approaches used. They should consist of 300-350 words and a short biography for each author of not more than 100 words. All enquiries and submissions should be forwarded to devcoms123@gmail.com and cc to omakananise5@gmail.com.

Date: April 12 2024 

Pan-African University Summit  EVENT 

The Pan-Africa Universities Summit will be held in Pretoria, South Africa.  The inaugural summit will focus on three core ambitions within the continent’s higher education ecosystem: sustainability, equitable research, and employability. The event will convene experts from the continent’s tertiary education, industry, and policy sectors, to explore how to promote and enhance African-led research, best practice within African universities, and vocational opportunities that align with a more sustainable knowledge economy. Click here for more information.

Date: April 17 18 2024 


Papers are being called for the 17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance to be held on 1-4 October 2024.

In our interconnected world driven by data, algorithms, and automation, the 2024 International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV) focuses on discussing “Trust and Ethical Digital Governance for the World We Want.” This theme highlights the pressing need to re-examine the roles of citizens, industry, academia, and governments in developing trust and advancing ethical practices in digital governance. Our current time, in particular due to the recent surge in AI offerings, is marked by fear, distrust, misinformation, and power imbalances, urging us to confront these challenges within digital governance. Creating a more equitable and just world requires re-evaluating existing power dynamics contributing to societal divisions and exclusion. Integrating ethical principles into the design and understanding of technological advancements is crucial to ensure digital governance serves the public good while building trust among citizens and institutions.

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Date: April 21 2024 

Human Rights Foundation FELLOWSHIP

The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is looking for several Political Regime Research Fellows for a fellowship. The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with a focus on closed societies. HRF is one of the few international organizations that focuses exclusively on promoting human rights in authoritarian regimes.

Research Fellows will be asked to research and prepare, or review, summaries and full reports on countries in one of the regions that HRF works on (the Americas, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific & South Asia, and Eastern Europe and Central Asia). The Fellows will be paid a stipend of $2,500/month for full-time (40 hours/week). Please email mo@hrf.org for more information and to apply.

 Date: April 24 2024 

The Handbook of Health Communication in the Global South  SUBMISSIONS

The editors of the envisaged handbook invite and wish to engage with scholarship from the Global South that addresses epistemological and methodological advancements, as well as case studies, in health communication, within a communication for social change framework that addresses specific global health issues. The book will be published in the IAMCR-Wiley Blackwell-Wiley series of Global Handbooks in Media and Communication Research.

The abstracts should be submitted to the following handbook editors:


  • Abstracts (400-500 words) – May 12 2024
  • Acceptance notification – May 22 2024
  • Full chapter deadline – September 1 2024

Minority Language Media in Uncertain Times   CONFERENCE 

The biennial conference of the International Association for Minority Language Media Research (IAMLMR) is hosted by the Indigenous Language Media in Africa (ILMA) research entity at the North-West University in South Africa. The conference will be held on July 8 – 11 2024 under the theme “Minority Language Media in Uncertain Times.” Registration is now open, click here for more information.

Deadlines: Until May 16 2024 (early bird) and May 16 June 16 2024 (general) 

The 14th EACA 2024 Conference  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 

The East Africa Communication Association (EACA) invites scholars, researchers, practitioners, and students to submit abstracts for the upcoming conference in August 2024. The conference will provide a platform for exploring and discussing the diverse facets of communication in East Africa, fostering interdisciplinary dialogue, and promoting the exchange of innovative ideas. The conference aims to foster a dynamic and inclusive dialogue between scholars, researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and regulators across East Africa and the globe. Under the theme “Africa and the global dialogue on media and communication”, the conference will explore diverse challenges and opportunities shaping the media and communication studies field, with a particular focus on the East African context. Click here for more information.

Deadline: May 30 2024 

Radio in Anglophone and Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa   PAPERS

The Journal of Radio and Audio Media is calling for papers for a special issue, which builds on observations that more than 50 years after independence, relatively distinct dynamics still exist between the media of Sub-Saharan African countries in the Anglophone zone of influence and those in the Francophone zone of influence. In addition to these differences in media landscapes, there is a significant lack of knowledge not only of the respective situation of the media in the two spaces but also of the research produced from these different fields. Click here for more information.

Deadline:  June 1 2024