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Peter du Toit: Research Associate

Research Associate

Prior to joining the institute in 2003, Peter was a partner in the Media Education and Training Agency, which specialized in providing training in media management, conflict reporting, election reporting and media and democracy. He has run courses in South Africa, Rwanda, Nigeria, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Zambia, Ghana, Indonesia, Egypt, Mynmar and East Timor. He has been responsible for developing and running the Department of Journalism & Media Studies’ media management course for seven years, which also involved an intensive research project into the editorial management training needs across the SADC region. He was deputy director of the Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership until mid-2015, when he left to focus on his PhD studies and his consultancy on peace journalism.

He has worked with the Times Media Ltd stable of papers in Port Elizabeth and served as a news editor for the Development Media Agency in Grahamstown. Peter has a BA Hons (Politics) (UPE), a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies (Rhodes) and a M.Ed. in Higher Education (Rhodes). Peter’s particular interests relate to the impact that managers can make in effectively leading media organizations.    

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