Dominic Nduhura

Name:Dominic Nduhura

Position:Lecturer

Contact
Tel: +82 01071297994
Email: dnduhura@gmail.com

 

Dominique is pursuing a Phd in Communication at Hallym University, South Korea. He has a Masters’ Degree in Cultural and Media Studies from University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from School of Journalism and Communication/ National University of Rwanda. He has been a full-time lecturer at the School of Journalism and Communication, University of Rwanda since June 2000 and was Director of the same institution for 4 years upto May 2010. He has coordinated a number of many media training projects such as the Environmental Journalism and Communication Project from 2005 to 2008. This was a Sida-sponsored Project that operated in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya starting by 2002. In Rwanda, the project was hosted by the School of Journalism and Communication. Amongst other projects, he has also coordinated “Reporting for democracy” (2010-2012), a partnership between the School of Journalism and Communication and Deutsche Welle Akademie/Germany. This project aimed to improve professionalism of Rwandan journalists in the field of electoral reporting. He has attended a variety of conferences and international trainings including “New Approaches to Research and Practice in Communication for Development and Social Change” held at Ohio University, USA in 2010; “New Freedoms in Media: Teaching the Digital Journalism of Tomorrow” held at the University of Florida, USA in 2007; Training of trainers on Environmental Reporting held in Uganda in 2005; Online Research and Publication for African Journalists held in Stockholm-Sweden (Department of Journalism and Communication of the University of Stockholm) in 2001, among others.

 

Areas of research interest:
Edutainment for Health Promotion
- Cultural Studies;
- Media and Communication Theories
- Media Ethics and Deontology; Media management
- International communication; Role and impact of ICT on society
- Advanced issues in Communication and Development
- Communication strategies
- Online journalism and communication/social media.

 

Publications:
- Nduhura, D. (2013). Citizen journalism in the Rwandan media: true revolution or sheer hype? In African Journal of Communication. 1(1), pp 167-187
- Durden, E. and Nduhura, D. (2007). Entertainment education for public health. Participatory forum theatre for HIV/AIDS education in the workplace (Co-produced with Emma Durden 2004). In Communicare. Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa. 26(2).
Book/journal articles reviews:
- Manoah E. and I.E. Khaguli (2009). Eyes of democracy. The media and elections. Commonwealth Secretariat: London
- CIEPLAK, P.A. (2010). The Rwandan genocide and the bestiality of representation in 100 Days (2001) and Shooting Dogs (2005) Journal of African Cinemas Volume 2 Number 1 pp 49–63 Intellect Limited 2010.

 

Teaching:
Some of the courses he teaches include “development communication”
- “the role and impact of IT”; Communication theories”
- “Communication strategies”
- media and society
- “media in the global world” and “public relations”
- ”online journalism and communication”; etc.

 

Research:
- November 2013 –January 2014: Key researcher on design of style guide for the Rwandan media editors. Conducted for the Rwandan Media High Council.
- 2014 (January-May): Key researcher on “Media performance index for the Rwandan media sector”. Conducted for the Rwandan Media High Council.
- August-October 2013: Media Monitoring of 2013 Parliamentary Elections in Rwanda (Team Leader and key researcher), Conducted for the National Electoral Commission.
- February-July 2013: Researcher on the Rwanda Media Barometer (RMB) initiated by the Rwanda Governance Board and implemented by Transparency International Rwanda.
- Nduhura, D. et al. (2013). Report on the use of ICT tools by local leaders and the media to improve service delivery. Conducted for RALGA/Rwanda
- Nduhura, D. et al. (2010). Analysis of the media coverage of the 2010 presidential elections in Rwanda. A media monitoring funded by the European Union.
- Nduhura, D (2009). Rwanda: Media Coverage of the Parliamentarian Elections (September 15th 2008). (Unpublished). The media monitoring was conducted under support from the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCM) of the National University of Rwanda.
- Nduhura, D. et alii (2005). Baseline survey on media coverage of environmental issues in Rwanda. (Unpublished).
- Nduhura, D. et alii (2007). Survey on journalists’ perceptions and attitudes on environmental issues in Rwanda 2007. (Unpublished)

 

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