Media Educational Development Initiative for Africa (MEDIA) is the flagship professional development program for Africa. M.E.D.I.A provides platforms for journalists exchange program among journalists in Africa and other parts of the world notably Europe and the United States of America.

L-R: Dr. Uchenna Ekwo, President/Founder, Center for Media & Peace Initiatives Inc, Osama Abdelkhalek, Deputy Permanent Representative, Mission of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United Nations, and Jennifer Dunham,  Senior Research Analyst, Freedom of the Press, Freedom House, New York

L-R: Dr. Uchenna Ekwo, President/Founder,
Center for Media & Peace Initiatives Inc,
Osama Abdelkhalek, Deputy Permanent Representative, Mission of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United Nations, and Jennifer Dunham,
Senior Research Analyst, Freedom of the Press, Freedom House, New York

Participants at the CMPI sponsored conference entitled “Understanding Africa’s Waves of Democracy:  Media’s Impact on Global Policy and Perceptions”

Participants at the CMPI sponsored conference entitled “Understanding Africa’s Waves of Democracy: Media’s Impact on Global Policy and Perceptions”

M.E.D.I.A.
Media Educational Development Initiative for Africa – MEDIA is an exchange program designed for professional development of journalists from Africa. Participants share ideas and skills with their counterparts from other parts of the world on contemporary journalism practice. Typically, M.E.D.I.A. program invites distinguished scholars and journalists to share knowledge and expertise on Africa focusing on the media’s role in supporting democracy, public policy, and peace building.

 

 

 

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At the end of the public lecture, Prof. Nwosu granted interviews to New York-based journalists including Nigerian-born Sowore, founder and proprietor of Sahara Reporters

 

At the CMPI-sponsored Public Lecture, Nigerian-born election expert, Prof. Humphrey Nwosu speaks of participatory democracy in Africa and says “you cannot pursue real development without having institutions, governments, legislatures, and systems that can transit from one another without violence; where leadership can change without violence and where sovereignty belongs to the people….”

Prof. Humphrey Nwosu at a  Public Lecture hosted by Center for Media & Peace Initiatives and Africa Students Union, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York

Prof. Humphrey Nwosu at a Public Lecture hosted by Center for Media & Peace Initiatives and Africa Students Union, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York