Saturday, April 07, 2012

2012 Diaspora Media Conference @ Rutgers University Campus, USA


Journalists from the around the world will converge on Rutgers University campus in Newark for a one-day conference to improve reporting in and from countries that are hostile to an open press.
Newspaper, radio, TV, and online journalists from 20 or more countries are expected to participate. The conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Media & Peace Initiatives, a New York-based organization of journalists from around the world.

The June 8 conference is the first in the series of a planned series of events to improve reporting in and from countries that lack free press. It will be followed by a week-long institute, featuring more in-depth examination of the issues, and a four-course online certificate program taught by Rutgers faculty. The courses, each five weeks long, are:

1. Public Performance Measurement - tools for assessing government efficiency and effectiveness
2. Journalism and Government - the relationship between reporters and media, working with bureaucrats and public agencies
3. Political Culture - how to understand and work effectively within the culture of the reporters' home countries
4. Policy Analysis - how to understand and report government plans and actions, including public budgets.

DATE: June 8, 2012
TIME: 9am - 6p.m.
LOCATION: School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers Newark Campus, 111 Washington Street.

The June 8 conference is open to the public. Registration is $59 and early bird fee of $49. To register, or for more information, please contact Dr. Michael Gershowitz (973-353-3703; or
Dr. Uchenna Ekwo (917-803-5540;


Uchenna Ekwo, Ph.D.
Center for Media & Peace Initiatives

International Institute for ICT Journalism

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