African Journalists Discuss the Challenges and Future of Journalism in their Countries

Journalists from 12 African Countries, Casey Frechette,  visiting assistant professor at the journalism and media studies department at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Earlier this month, I was able to meet African journalists from twelve countries who came to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg’s Department of Journalism and Media Studies through the Edward R. Murrow Program for journalists. The program is funded by the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. The …

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At Tampa Bay Gardens, Refugees Gain Dignity Through Work

Over the past couple of months, I have been following refugee resettlement efforts in the Tampa Bay area. I’ve been able to meet different resettlement agents from churches, governmental organizations and other groups working together to help those who have fled their home countries for one reason or another. This video is part one of a three part series I …

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If Africans had a Vote, Obama would Win in a Landslide

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The final days of the campaign for the 2012 elections are upon us. Speculation by pundits, a barrage of polls and heated political discussions dominate the media in America. In this spirit, a panel of professors from around the world gathered at an event hosted by USF World and co-sponsored …

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Mali’s Coup: Mutiny Within a Blink of an Eye Or A Ticking Time Bomb?

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In the past two months, West Africa has witnessed an unprecedented security threat as several governments were caught in the grips of coups or attempted coups. As Guinea-Bissau soldiers arrest the nation’s Prime minister over a suspected coup, Mali’s new interim civilian president got sworn into office last Thursday, after a 27 days …

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What are the Real Drivers of Conflict in Some Parts of Africa? Dr. Edward Kissi Explains  

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From inter-religious violence in the Central African Republic which has been labeled as a “pre-genocide,” to inter-ethnic violence in South Sudan claiming thousands of lives and displacing over a million from the newest country of the world, various regions in Africa are enduring disastrous conflicts. Politicians, scholars and other experts are grappling with …

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Maya Angelou

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Making Changes in Small Increments On April 14, 2011, I attended an event at Jesse Auditorium at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, where Maya Angelou was the featured speaker. I found this video among my old files and I have decided to share it despite the poor quality and …

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