05.08.2008 -

University of Guyana hosts stakeholder consultation on UNESCO Model Journalism Education Curricula

The consultation to be conducted under the theme UNESCO Model Curricula for Journalism Education in the Context of Guyana will take place in the new conference room of the National Library on Church and Main Street on August 12 and 13, 2008 in Georgetown, Guyana.

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana Professor James Rose will open the consultation and Ms. Inge Natoo, Secretary General of the Guyana National Commission for UNESCO is also expected to bear greetings at the opening.


It is being hosted by the University of Guyana's Centre for Communication Studies under the auspices of UNESCO will be facilitated by Professor Vibert Cambridge, School of Media Arts & Studies, and Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University. Cambridge is a well respected professor of broadcasting and communications of more than 30 years who has published extensively on the subject.


The opening session on Monday Aug 12 will take place from 4 - 7 pm. The second day of deliberations will begin at 10 am and end at 4pm.


The objective of the 2 day exercise is to discuss the state of journalism education and practice in Guyana and to find possible synergies and areas contained in the UNESCO draft which may be relevant Guyana's context. Upon the advice of the consultation the model may be adapted for use in the Centre for Communication Studies new curriculum roll out for their 2008-2009 offering.


Participants will include key media houses, professional media personnel, government policy makers and senior line staff/gatekeepers as well as staff and students of the University of Guyana's Centre for Communication Studies.

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