This database was compiled by UNESCO's Programme in Communication and Information, as part of the "Building Professional and Institutional Capacity for Media Training" initiative. In collaboration with Rhodes University's School of Journalism and Media Studies (South Africa) and the Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme de Lille (ESJ, Graduate School of Journalism in France), UNESCO identified and catalogued up-to-date information on ninety-six journalism teaching institutions across the African continent.
Intended for journalism teachers, students, textbook publishers, donors, and the media industry itself, the database provides a listing of journalism schools in Africa including background, programme information, specialties, and contact details. Countries for which no data could be found are: Libya, Chad, Central African Republic, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Lesotho, Mauritania, Mauritius, Sao Tome and Principe, and Sudan.
The database can be searched online, or downloaded in Excel or Access formats. An RSS feed is also provided, to inform users about recently added schools.
Note: This database is no longer available online from the UNESCO website.
UNESCO website on April 4 2008.