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Berger, Guy

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À propos

Prof Berger’s commitment as a South African
long engaged in democratic media
activities has shaped his experiences in journalism and media training. His
research and views are frequently sought out by media, government and
international bodies like UNESCO. He has published almost 50 books and/or
chapters in books, and delivered more than 200 public presentations, including
13 keynote addresses. He has also written 300 fortnightly columns for the website of South
Africa’s leading independent paper, the Mail
& Guardian.

Jailed as a political prisoner
in South Africa (1980-1983), he was later forced into exile (1985-1990). He has
worked in newspapers, magazines and television,
and as a trainer in mainstream and community media. Recognition of his contribution has come in him having served
on the boards of media-related organisations,
and in his contributions to the South African National
Editors Forum (SANEF) over many years. SANEF’s Nat Nakasa Award for integrity
on journalism was bestowed on him in 2006. From 1994-2011, Berger led a process
of major expansion at the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes
University, including a new building in 2006, setting up numerous outreach
projects, and the successful hosting of the World Journalism Education Congress
in July 2010.

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