Ajen launches formally

Ajen launches formally

The African Journalism Educators’ Network (Ajen) was formally founded at a round table meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, on August 28. Attended by over 50 journalism educators from various Sub-Saharan Africa countries, the round table meeting also adopted the network’s constitution

Berger: Connect, connect, connect

Berger: Connect, connect, connect

Former Unesco director of the division of freedom of expression and media development, Prof Guy Berger, has urged African journalism educators to connect with each other and relevant stakeholders in order to increase their social capital. 

10 institutions selected for Unesco project

10 institutions selected for Unesco project

The Unesco project on Excellence in Journalism Education in Africa has selected 10 proposals for funding. The 10 were among 53 proposals from 23 countries from all five regions of the continent. They will each receive $15 500. 

AWiM heads to Kigali for conference, launches learning site

AWiM heads to Kigali for conference, launches learning site

The international NGO African Women in Media (AWiM) plans to hold its 2023 conference in Kigali, Rwanda, on the topic of “Media and Violence”. The organization, which brings together African women working in media around the world, has also launched AWiMLearning, which offers capacity building for female journalists

Meet Your Colleague: Monica Chibita

Meet Your Colleague: Monica Chibita

Prof Monica Chibita, dean of the Faculty of Journalism, Media, and Communication at the Uganda Christian University, acknowledges how different the contemporary media landscape is from the past but maintains that media should not lose sight of its foundations.

How to teach gender sensitivity

How to teach gender sensitivity

Women remain underrepresented across various sectors in our society, including elected representatives, business executives, academia, and the media. AJENda reached out to Catherine Gicheru, the founder and head of the Africa Women Journalism Project for insights into gender in journalism and how to create more inclusive and safe spaces for women in the media.