The African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) is happy to announce that its current National Coordinating Secretary, Dr. Nnamdi Tobechukwu Ekeanyanwu, has won the 2013-2014 edition of the Centre for International Media Analysis, Research & Consultancy (CIMARC) Scholarship for West African Researchers. The University of Bedfordshire, Luton, United Kingdom, sponsors the Scholarship.
Dr Nnamdi Ekeanyanwu will be a Short-Term Visiting Scholar at the University of Bedfordshire between October and November 2014. The Scholarship covers his international and local travels, accommodation, and subsistence throughout the duration of the scholarship period.
The CIMARC Scholarship is sponsored by the University of Bedfordshire’s Media and Law Departments to support three West African researchers annually to undertake short-term research on its campus in the broad areas of communication, democracy, human rights, and post-conflict resolution. Dr. Ekeanyanwu, the CIMARC Scholar, will deliver a Seminar to the Research Institute for Media, Arts, and Performance and contribute a Workshop to the Centre for Research in Law, at the University of Bedfordshire. He will have opportunity to interact and collaborate with academics and scholars in the identified areas within Luton and in London, leading to joint research projects with the relevant faculty. He is also expected to engage with postgraduate students of the sponsoring Departments and lead discussions on the future of journalism and the human rights community in Nigeria. Professors Ivor Gaber and Jon Silverman of the University of Bedfordshire will host Dr. Ekeanyanwu during his scholarship tenure.
Dr. Nnamdi Tobechukwu Ekeanyanwu, who is the first CIMARC Scholar from Nigeria, also won the 2011 SUSI Fellowship from the United States Government for a Summer Study of the United States Institute for Media and Journalism. He spent his Fellowship tenure at the Institute of International Journalism, College of Communication, Ohio University, Ohio, United States of America. The US Fellowship made Dr. Ekeanyanwu a US State Alumni member and a SUSI Scholar.