UniMAC-IJ: DRID to hold inter-faculty lecture on safety of journalists

The lecture will be presented by Solace Yawa Asafo, a lecturer with the faculty of Journalism and Media Studies

The directorate of research, innovation and development (DRID) is set to hold its 9th Inter-Faculty research seminar on 20 October 2023 at the North Dzorwulu Campus of University of Media, Arts and Communication- Institute of Journalism (UNIMAC -IJ).

The lecture will be presented by Solace Yawa Asafo, a lecturer with the faculty of Journalism and Media Studies.

She holds PhD in African Studies from the University of Ghana and an MPhil in Communication Studies also from the same university.

She brings to her teaching and research her practical experience and knowledge in media, public policy communications, organisational communications and church communication. 

Her research interests  lie in the area of  communication and children, organisational communications, journalism, gender and culture.

Solace will be speaking on the topic “Media Training Schools and journalists personal safety: A survey of journalism students perception and knowledge of personal risks and safety measures.”

Her lecture is expected to open doors to discussions on safety measures, risk awareness, and the preparation of budding journalists for the dynamic and sometimes perilous world of media.

A cross section of the student community say they are eagerly awaiting this opportunity for intellectual exploration and discovery.

According to some students, the journalism profession encounter a lot of life threatening situations and it is important they become aware of what is happening around them with regards to safety and their security in the field.

The Inter-Faculty seminar organized by DRID seeks to open opportunities for the academic community to share knowledge as well as gain insights and engage in discussion that will enhance research.


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