Emeka L. Umejei

PhD, Journalism and Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa


Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies
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Emeka Umejei has the unique advantage of having academic knowledge and a professional experience of Journalism. He has been a print, TV and online journalist for more than one decade. Emeka Umejei is one of the authors of the Nigerian Media Landscape responsible for the segments on digital technology, innovation, traditional forms of communication and the conclusion.

Emeka Umejei holds a master's degree in Journalism and Media Studies from Rhodes University in Grahamstown and a PhD in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. His first book, Chinese Media in Africa: Perception, Performance and Paradox, published by Rowman and Littlefield will be released in July 2020. He is widely quoted on Chinese media in Africa and has written extensively on the subject.

Emeka Umejei has been published in international academic journals such as Africa-East-Asian Affairs, Chinese Journal of Communication and African Journalism Studies. He is also a reviewer for several international academic journals including International Journal of Communication (IJoC), Chinese Journal of Communication, African Journalism Studies, The Journal of International Communications, and Journal of Public Affairs.

Emeka Umejei has served as a keynote speaker/panellist at some academic conferences/ global media events including: Speaker/Panellist, Shifting Powers: News Agencies and Geopolitics: New Emerging Players, Global Media Forum, Bonn, Germany, May 27-28, 2019;  Keynote Speaker, Mediascapes of Ruined Geographies in the Global South, University of Tubingen, Germany, February 21-22, 2019;  Keynote Speaker, Chinese Influence on African Media, organised by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Washington DC, USA and Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, February 22-23, 2018, Accra, Ghana.

AUN Courses
  • Feature Writing
  • Globalization
  • Media and Development
  • Senior Research Project
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