Training and educating of journalists around the world with the aim of enhancing free and independent media has been a major field of media development cooperation for decades. Nevertheless, the state of scientific research in this area remains limited, specifically with regard to the status quo of journalism education in developing countries. The academic research project on International Journalism Education Standards (IJES) was initiated by Deutsche Welle Akademie’s International Media Studies program with the goal to help close this gap. This publication contains the research results of the IJES research poject´s comparative study about the standards of journalism education in four developing countries: Colombia, Kenya, Myanmar and Egypt.
Contributors: Christoph Schmidt, Eira Martens-Edwards, Joana Cidade, Maryann Egbujor, Ahm Abdul Hai, and Inas Abou-Youssef.