Meet our Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellows (CAMFF) 2021-2022
This programme is designed to promote a lively exchange of ideas and constructive learning between leading African media and information professionals, and University of Westminster course leaders. Fellows will be challenged to debate key policy issues, understanding international and UK positions, and participate in discussions on the ethics of reporting.
Baboucarr has participated in many developmental initiatives over 19 years, including working as a youth officer, projects coordinator and both a national, and international youth advocate. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics, as well as a diploma.
Julius is associate professor of mass communications at the University of Buea. Between 2014-2017 he presided as chair of the university's department of journalism and mass communications. Today, Julius specialises in public relations, provides communication consultancy, evaluates communication programmes, and runs a commercial printing press.
Asmerate is a capacity development lead at Internews Network in Ethiopia. Prior to that, Asmerate worked as deputy executive officer at Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation. Her journalism career, spanning more than a decade, started at Fortune newspaper. Asmerate has also taught journalism at Addis Ababa University.
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John Baptist works at Makerere University as an assistant lecturer in the department of journalism and communications. John Baptist’s area of expertise are in television broadcasting, media freedom, news writing, and reporting.
Sheku has ten years experience in media regulation, promoting good journalistic practices, and the development of human resources for purposes of media industry advancement. He was part of the campaign team advocating for the successful repeal of the criminal and seditious libel law, which served as hindrance to media pluralism.
Rutendo is a communications specialist who is passionate about media freedom. She is a public information rights activist and believes that informed societies make informed decisions. She currently works with the VOA Zimbabwe service as a correspondent.
Sang is the managing director of the Media Academy for Journalism and Communication. He is also the manager of FactCheck Gambia. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism, an advanced diploma in mass communication and a higher teachers certificate.
Abayneh works at the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) as assignment editor in chief. He is also a PhD student in media and communication studies. Abayneh is the representative leader of the executive committee at the Ethiopian Journalists Association (EJA).
Tabani is a trained journalist and marketer with over 15 years experience in media development. He is a member of the Southern Africa Internet Governance Steering committee; a vice chairperson at the Africa Information Freedom Centre and sits on the governing council at IFEX.
Sangwani works as director for media and public relations with the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), a position he has held for eight years. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Malawi.
Hilda has worked as chief news producer at the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation where she has produced news and current affairs programs since 2004. Hilda holds a bachelor of arts in journalism, a postgraduate certificate in media management and a diploma in journalism.
Priya leads the communication operation at the City of Cape Town where she maps the strategic and creative communication direction of the city. She is responsible for multi-million communication decisions for an operation that serves four million residents and 30,000 staff. She has recently completed a master's in mass communication at the University of Cape Town.
Yvonnie is a journalist, communicator and PR practitioner with 15 years of experience. She is currently the communications and advocacy officer at Malawi’s National Youth Council. She holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in journalism and mass communication.
Chevening Africa Media Fellowship (CAMFF)
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