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Dr Wanja Njuguna

Senior Lecturer

Phone : +264 61 207 2892
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PhD. Media Studies (UNAM, Namibia)
Masters in Public Administration– (Harvard University, USA)
MA in Communication (Daystar University, Kenya)
BA in Communication (Messiah University, USA)
PGDHE (NUST, Namibia)
Post-Graduate Certificate in Research Methods (Robert Gordon Uni, Scotland)

Media Ethics in a Digital Era, Business and Economic Reporting, Intercultural Journalism, Gender Communication, Communication for Development, Journalistic Writing I & II and Advanced Newswriting & Reporting
Ongoing Research:
- Reporting Code on HIV & AIDS and Infectious Diseases,
- From The Past, Present and Future of Namibian Heritage International Conference: Paper presented on August 28, 2018. Njuguna, W. Framing of Women in the Liberation Struggle in Namibia: A Content and Comparative Analysis of Stories in The Namibian & New Era Newspapers March 1990- March 2020.
Research Grant:
- Aug 2023-March 2024 UNESCO’s Excellence in Journalism Education Project: “Nourishing the Grassroots: Journalism Education and Inclusive Participation for Namibia’s Marginalised Communities.”
Journalism Accomplishments/ Fellowships:
- 2020 - First PhD in Media Studies at University of Namibia, Namibia.
- 2015 & 2016 - Judge, CNN-Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Awards
- 2002-2003 - Journalism Fellow: John S. Knight Fellowship (Stanford University)
- 2003-2004 - Edward S. Mason Fellow, William Starr Fellow, Third Millennium Fellow, Harvard University, USA.
- June 2011 - IJNET Journalist of the Month
- 2009 Runner-up Bessie Head Creative Writing Competition in Botswana
- 2009/10 - National Press Foundation, USA, Journalist 2 Journalist Atlanta/Capetown Fellow
- Journalist (writer and editor) for more than 25 years
- 2000 - CNN African Journalist of the Year Award, 2000 for writing on Elite & Domestic Violence (Union Made in Hell)
- 2000 1st Prize, General News Print - CNN African Journalist of the Year
- 2000 Giants International Best Social Writer award

Published Papers/Reports:
1. Researcher (Namibia, June 2022) – Understanding Online GBV in Southern Africa (See Page 4 & 29 on country researchers)
2. The Scoring of Namibia’s Rights and Laws contributed to “SADC Gender Protocol 2018 Barometer (10th Edition) (2018) (part of Namibia Team). Publisher: Gender Links, SA
3. Book Chapter: Njuguna, W. & Kauaperura, U. A Chapter on “The Media Impacts the Image of the Youth” in Friedrich Ebert Stiftung 10 Year Commemoration Book, August 2016. FES: Windhoek
4. Reflection Paper for Book Chapter by Shehu, Jimoh (June 2015). Intersections among Sport, Gender and Development in Beyond Sport for Development and Peace: Transnational Perspectives on Theory, Policy and Practice. London: Taylor & Francis
5. Book Review: Al Jazeera Effect for Equid Novi Journal –Published Nov 2010
6. Paper: Njuguna, W. HIV & AIDS Stigma in the Church: Role of the Church in Distigmatisation (Published in Bolesswa Journal, Dec 2010

Choice of Newspaper Articles:
1. In Erwin Bach, love had everything to do with Tina Turner…lessons in love, domestic violence, resilience
2. Media: Where are the Women
3. Tribute to Global AIDS Activist Larry
4. Journalists’ Lives Matter, Too…
5. A Salute to COVID-19 Caregivers
6. Eventful Birdwatching at Omeya Golf Estate
7. The forgotten five plus one endangered species of Namibia

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