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currently held by Professor Ruth E. Teer-Tomaselli, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
African Journal of Communication (ISSN 2227-7625)
is published twice a year by the East African Communication AssociationEditorial Offices, Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya
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The journal is published by St Augustine's University, Tanzania.
General editor: Bernardin Mfumbusa
Coordinating Editor: Robert A.White
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Dear Prof. White,
Congratulations! It is indeed very heartening to know that the journal, African Communication Research has been unveiled which will provide incisive understanding of the research in the area of communication and media in Africa. Going through
the contents of the initial issues, one cannot but hope that we will be able to find more affinity with the selection of issues and
the trends analysed since there is lot in common between African and Asia and India in particular.
We at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication have been engaged in researching and evaluating communication
initiatives in the development sector since 60s. This Institute was set up with active consulation of Wilbur Schramm by the
Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Nehru.
It will be indeed very interesting to share some of our work with you since we have lately worked on the traditional media
and scope of using it to promote issues of development and also another study which focuses on if Internet is posing a
threat to the press industry in India.
Gita Bamezai Ph.D.
Professor and Head
Department of Communication Research