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Curriculum Vitae


2007 – 2010: MA in Journalism and Media within Globalisation

Erasmus Mundus Master's program, attending:
Aarhus University and Danish School of Media and Journalism, Denmark
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
University of Hamburg, Germany

Specialism: 'Media Systems, Journalism and Public Spheres in a Comparative Perspective'
Thesis title: 'Human Trafficking and the Press: An examination of communication strategies between NGOs and journalists'

2001 – 2004: BA in Broadcasting (Radio and Television Journalism)

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Edith Cowan University, Australia

Research Experience

September 2014 – April 2016: Research Associate

"Media, Conflict and Democratisation (MeCoDEM)" project, Hamburg University, Germany

Summary: This is a collaborative project funded through the EU’s 7th Framework Program. I worked within Work Package 4

"Journalistic ethics and work practices in conflict societies" investigating ethical orientations, role perceptions and working practices of journalists in democratisation conflicts across four countries: Egypt, Kenya, Serbia, South Africa.

June 2010 – August 2014: Researcher / Head of Gender Research

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), Johannesburg, South Africa

Summary: Here I managed and co-investigated projects exploring representations of masculinity in South African print media, prevalence of gender discrimination and sexual harassment in Zimbabwe’s newsrooms, media coverage of HIV/Aids, and broader issues around gender and children's rights.

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