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PROF GUY BERGER headed up the School of Journalism & Media Studies at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa from 1994-2010. In November 2011, he left Rhodes to work at UNESCO as Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development. Berger has worked in the press and television, and has a PhD from Rhodes. He was deputy Chair of the SA National Editors Forum 2003-4, and remained an active member up till 2011.

Berger also authored "Converse" - a fortnightly column for the Mail & Guardian online up till end 2010.

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Email: G.Berger "AT" unesco.org

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2011 activity: organising the Pan African Conference on Access to Information, 17-19 September, Cape Town, and editing the book Media in Africa: 20 years since the Windhoek Declaration.

2010 project: Convening the World Journalism Education Congress, 5-7 July 2010.

2009 report Beyond Broadcastin> the future of state-owned broadcasters in Southern Africa

2008 project: Book for SA National Editors Forum on being an editor in South Africa.

2007: Research for UNESCO on African j-schools and African media law.

2003-6: the Africa Media Matrix, a new facility for the School.

Past activities:
2007 - 2005

2004 - 2001




I lived from 1994-2011 in the flaming aloe Eastern Cape. My parental roots go back to Lithuania
and also - via 22 generations of the Goughs to the UK (via Australia).