In November the Wits Centre for Journalism attended the 9th Annual International Conference on the Safety of Journalists (MEKK) at Oslo Metropolitan (Oslomet) University in Norway. This is the third time the WCJ has participated in the conference, as part of the multi-national Safety Matters PhD programme.
By Enock Sithole If there was a personification of the combination of academic and professional knowledge in journalism, it would be Professor Anton Harber. Harber worked extensively in professional media before joining academia in 2001 to pioneer the establishment of...
CoMMPASS: Communicating Migration and Mobility – E-Learning Programs and Newsroom Applications for Sub-Saharan Africa
In the dynamic landscape of migration and mobility, the role of media is pivotal in shaping narratives and fostering informed discussions. Recognising this, the “Communicating Migration and Mobility – E-Learning Programs and Newsroom Applications for Sub-Saharan Africa” (CoMMPASS) project has emerged as a transformative initiative.
As December unfolds, a time for reflection and preparation for the coming year beckons. Amidst the festive season, consider immersing yourself in insightful literature that offers diverse perspectives on key issues shaping our world. We put together a curated list of December reads,
Recently promoted to full Professor, Dr Margaret Jjuuko of the University of Rwanda has been a dedicated media professional for several years, taking a particular interest in supporting women in the profession and in academia.
Reporting on migrants, refugees and asylum seekers demands a thoughtful and ethical approach, according to Amaka Obioji, the co-founder and managing editor of Diaspora Africa, a dedicated media platform sharing stories about Africans within the continent and across the diaspora.
Travelling across Africa brings out the reality that the continent is not homogenous, requiring a wide range of solutions, according to China Global South Project (CGSP) climate editor, Njenga Ndekere.
The Wits Centre for Journalism is delighted to announce the appointment of veteran media professional Chris Kabwato. Kabwato takes on the role of partnerships and fundraising coordinator to deepen the WCJ’s engagement with stakeholders across the continent and...
Award-nominated podcast producer, journalist and WCJ alumnus, Lineo Leteba, returns to the Wits Centre for Journalism three years after graduating to take up the role of project assistant.
By Kemiso Wessie Podcasts are an excellent way to stay up-to-date with current affairs and the discourse around them, here are five African podcasts that offer conversational style insight and interviews into the realities of life in Africa. Podcasts from the Edge...