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Ullamaija Kivikuru, HU

Kivikuru pictureMs Ullamaija Kivikuru is emerita professor of journalism  at the Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki, Finland. Her main research interests have been in media and democracy and development communication. She has worked as professional journalist (print media) for more than a dozen years.  After returning to the university, she has taught at the University of Helsinki and Tanzania School of Journalism (now School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Dar es Salaam), plus visited several eastern and southern African university departments  responsible for teaching journalism and media studies. She has been the substance coordinator for a North-South-South project (financed by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs) called Journalism Network for nine years. The network brings together Students and teachers from three Finnish university-level journalism education institutions and three African journalism education institutions from Namibia, Tanzania and Zambia. She teaches the course International Journalism that is part of the Foreign Reporting module.

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