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Teaching Media Policy in Africa – a handbook for educators

Status: Closed

Organisation: Namibia Media Trust

Deadline: 16/11/2021

Location: Online

Journalism and media education are facing a number of challenges, one is that of creating a broad understanding of the media ecosystem, which needs to be underpinned by the solid policy. The Namibian Media Trust has therefore developed the ‘Teaching Media Policy in Africa: A handbook for media educators’ to help them address this gap. It systematically takes educators through the process of media policy creation.

It is the culmination of five years of work by top African media policy experts, who helped develop and deliver a massive open online course hosted on edX. The handbook, as well as the course that inspired it, is in honour of Jeanette Minnie, a media activist who helped shape media policy in southern Africa and died in 2016.

This handbook was developed in partnership with the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) and fraycollege.

An illustrious panel of speakers will share insights on media policy developments in Africa during the launch of the e-handbook on Tuesday, 16 Nov. at 09h00 CAT. Join the conversation here.

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