Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Off to Uganda, Kenya to teach peace journalism

Our efforts to bring peace journalism to Uganda continue next week. We fly to Uganda on Thursday. Then, myself and three colleagues from Park University's criminal justice department will be teaching six peace media and counterterrorism seminars in Kampala, Mbale, and Fort Portal. The project, sponsored by the U.S. State Department in conjunction with the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University, began with two seminars last December. (click here to see archived photos and stories about the December seminars).

I'm looking forward to sharing Uganda with fellow professors Ken Christopher, John Hamilton, and Carol Getty. I'm especially anxious for my colleagues to meet my Ugandan friends Caesar, Tabu, Betty, and Gloria Laker of the Peace Journalism Foundation of East Africa. Gloria will be coordinating our activities in Uganda. She does an outstanding job, and has made me look good for several years now.
After Uganda, Gloria and I will travel to Kenya to teach several peace and electoral journalism seminars.

You can follow all of our (mis)adventures on this site and on Twitter @PeaceJourn during the next few months.

1 comment:

  1. That is a wonderful gospel you are preaching,peace is the epicenter for development but sadly our tightsitting
    despots prefer wars