Name: Enyonam Osei-Hwere
Organisation: West Texas A & M University
Role: Assistant Professor
Country: United States
Dr. Osei-Hwere’s research interests include international communication, media globalization, entertainment education, women and children’s media issues, world broadcasting systems as well as communication development and social change. Her dissertation analyzes the political and economic factors that influence the diversity of television content and programming available to children in Ghana. The dissertation is one of the few that examine children’s media in Africa. Dr. Osei-Hwere is the co-editor for the forthcoming 2009 Year Book for the UNESCO International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media which also features Dr. Osei-Hwere’s co-authored article on the “State of Children’s Media in Africa.” She has also co-authored and written articles about Nollywood and Nigeria Video Films, HIV and Aids Advocacy, Street Children and Emerging Families, African Media and African children and Media for Social Change. Mass communication and journalism courses are the primary areas of specialization for Dr. Osei-Hwere. She currently teaches Mass Communication Ethics, Introduction to Journalism, Media Law and Introduction to Mass Communication for undergraduate students and Communication Instruction at the college level and seminar in public communication for graduate students.