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UNESCO Selects Mak-DJC to Co-host World Press Fredom Day Conference

UNESCO 2019 World Press Freedom day academic conference, 1st to 3rd May 2019, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Image:UNESCO

The Makerere University Department of Journalism and Communication (Mak-DJC) has been selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) alongside three other universities (Sheffield in the UK, OsloMet in Norway, and Malaga in Spain) to host the 2019 World Press Freedom day academic conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 1st May 2019.

For a now decade, Mak-DJC has been a “UNESCO Centre of Excellence in Journalism Training in Africa”. In that capacity, we have conducted commissioned studies for UNESCO on a host of topics using the agency’s ‘Media Development Indicators’ such as safety of journalists, freedom of expression and of the media, training standards for journalists among others.

Mak-DJC shall chair one of the sessions on “The impact of internet shutdowns on governance and justice”. The events taking place at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 1st to 4th May 2019 will attract many stakeholders in global media development. We are honored to represent the entire African continent and fly high the Mak flag.

Please see Downloads for programme

Brief by William Tayeebwa, Ph.D., Head, Department of Journalism and Communication


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