Journalism and Media Education

"While press freedom is the cornerstone of democracy and development, a well-trained and professional cadre of journalists is in turn the foundation of that press freedom. Without the skills and expertise of the professional journalist the press cannot effectively campaign for economic development, democracy, accountability, transparency and for an end to the abuse of citizen’s rights." Geoffrey Nyarota, Laureate of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press 2002 and former editor of Daily News, Zimbabwe.<//span>

A professional and responsible media industry is the result of quality assured and relevant journalism and media education. This activity supports  member states that have established journalism and media schools to develop or review journalism or media curricula's. This activity also enables opportunities for capacity development targeting students and media educators.

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