Publications on FOI and media self-regulation

As there is much debate currently about Freedom of Information and press regulation in Mauritius, I am posting here some of my publications on the topic:

Chapter 1 – Ethics in Journalism: Why and How? from the book Ethical Journalism and Gender Sensitive Reporting which was published in May 2013 under the aegis of UNESCO and UOM.

Improving Democracy in Mauritius. The need to remove information boundaries and enhance the media, a paper which was published in March 2013 in the Journal of Social Policies and Development – Special Issue – OSSREA Mauritius Chapter.

Launch of Book ‘Ethical Journalism and Gender-Sensitive Reporting’ and ‘A Gender Code of Ethics for the Media’


The University of Mauritius
Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities
in collaboration with UNESCO-IPDC

requests the pleasure of your company at the

Launching Ceremony
of the book ‘Ethical Journalism and Gender-Sensitive Reporting’
and of A Gender Code of Ethics for the Media

on Monday 10th June 2013 at 13 00 hrs at the R. Burrenchobay Lecture Theatre (RBLT), University of Mauritius

Guests are kindly requested to be seated by 12 50 hrs
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Please note that a free copy of the book (including the code) will be subsequently distributed to all journalists and media houses. A registration list will have to be completed on the day of the launching.

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A Gender Code of Ethics for the Media

As a follow up to our October 2012 workshop on gender-sensitive reporting which was sponsored by UNESCO, we have been asked to propose a Gender Code of Ethics for the Media. Before finalising, we are seeking views and suggestions on the draft proposal  You can either comment here or send an email to or We will soon launch a book as a follow up to the workshop on ethics in journalism and the workshop on gender-sensitive reporting. It will be made available freely to all journalists and media houses and will be an interesting follow-up to Robertson’s preliminary report.

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Talk on News Media, New Media and Elections

Ellen Hume
The US Embassy in collaboration with the Communication Studies Unit of FSSH is organisinf a talk on the above theme by Ellen Hume, US Media expert, on Thursday, October 22, 2009 from 12 30-14 00 hours at the University of Mauritius.

The talk will the held in the old Engineering Building in Lecture Theatre 1 (to access, take the lift in the New Engineering Tower to the second floor, then take the long corridor on the left. LT1 is on the right at the end of the corridor).

Mrs. Ellen Hume is visiting Mauritius under the U.S. Department of State’s Speaker Program. The main theme of her program in Mauritius is: Press Freedom and Journalism Ethics.

Ellen Hume is an Annenberg Fellow in Civic Media at the Center for Media and Communication Studies at Central European University in Budapest. Until June 2009, she was research director of the Center for Future Civic Media at MIT. Hume founded the Center on Media and Society at UMass Boston in 2004 in order to work with students and community media. She is a writer and lecturer about journalism journalism’s role in democracy; the Internet; civic engagement and ethics.

All are welcome.

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