Reportages des étudiants sur les selfies


Le premier selfie pris par l’Américain Robert Cornelius

Voici les derniers reportages des étudiants en Digital Journalism. Ils ont choisi de travailler sur les selfies:


Pour rappel, ils ont fait deux autres séries de reportages:

A noter qu’ il s’agit ici d’ exercices pédagogiques.

Conference and round table on fact-checking in journalism


In the context of World Press Freedom Day #WPFD2016, Peter Cunliffe-Jones, Executive Director of Africa Check, a project of the AFP Foundation, will give a Skype conference on fact-checking, followed by a round table with representatives of Mauritian media houses.

To date, the following have confirmed participation as panelists in the round table:

  • Shanda Moorghen (Weekly) for La Sentinelle Ltd
  • Abdoollah Earally (Radio Plus) for Le Défi Media Group
  • Ashna Nuckchedy for Radio One
  • Selvina Chadien-Sungeelee for MBC
  • Kris Kaunhye or Jimmy Jean-Louis for TopFM

The conference by Peter Cunliffe-Jones will take up the first half hour. Then, the round table should last around one hour.

During the round table, it is being proposed that panelists each have 5-10 minutes to address the audience on the theme of fact-checking. This will be followed by Q&A interactions with the audience.

Below is a list of suggested topics for the round table:

  • Views on fact-checking in journalism in Mauritius
  • Fact-checking policies, tools and methods used in local newsrooms
  • Balancing urgency, practicality and good practice (constraints faced and how to overcome these)

Panelists and members of the audience are free to communicate in either English, French or Creole.

The event is open and free. Aspiring and professional journalists are invited to attend as well as members of the public.

Prior to the event, questions and comments can be sent to or by using the hashtag #WPFD2016 @christinameetoo on Twitter.

Conférence de Laurent Joffrin, directeur de Libération

Laurent Joffrin, directeur de la publication du quotidien Libération (France) donnera une conférence sur les thèmes suivants:

  • La survie de la presse papier – Comment Libération a fait pour changer son format pour survivre?
  • L’Europe face à la montée du terrorisme et de l’intolérance. Comment la presse doit-elle réagir ?

Date et heure: jeudi 4 février 2016 à 17hrs
Lieu: Lecture Theatre 2.

Voir la biographie de Laurent Joffrin

Cette conférence est organisée par le Media Trust en partenariat avec l’Unité Communication et Médias de l’Université de Maurice


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
RSVP: or

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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Keynote Address by Amadou Mahtar Ba

Our keynote speaker for the UNESCO / UOM dialogue session on the media in Mauritius which was held last week at UOM has graciously accepted to put his address online for further dissemination.

You may download the address in PDF here

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Also note that the proceedings will be published before the end of November. All panelists are currently being invited to send us their paper versions so be sure to check in here if you missed the presentations or if you want to get further information.

Programme of UNESCO/UOM Dialogue Session on the Media

Enhancing Democratic Systems: The Media in Mauritius
A UNESCO/UOM Dialogue Session

Venue: University of Mauritius – 16 & 17th September 2010

Day 1: Thursday 16th September (ELT2 – Engineering Tower)

Opening Ceremony
13.30 – 14.00 Registration
14.00 – 14.05 Welcome Remarks – Dean FSSH
14.05 – 14.15 UNESCO Representative
14.15 – 14.20 Ag Vice Chancellor, UOM
14.20 – 15.00 Keynote address: Mr Amadou Mahtar Ba – CEO African Media Initiative
15.00 – 15.15 Floor Discussion
15.15 – 15.30 Tea Break

Session 1: Freedom, Media and Democracy
Chair: Ibrahim Koodoruth, UOM
15.30 – 15.45 Constitutional and Legal Frameworks: Opportunities and Constraints for the Media Industry – Maneesh Gobin
15.45 – 16.15 Freedom and Transparency: A Journalistic Appreciation – Subash Gobine and Gilbert Ahnee
16.15 – 16.30 Enlarging the Mauritian Democratic Space: Creating an Informed Citizenry – Catherine Boudet
16.30 – 17.00 Floor Discussion

Day 2: Friday 17th September (LT1 -NAC)

Session 2: Media Systems and Policies
(i) Chair: Amadou Mahtar Ba – African Media Initiative
9.30 – 9.45 Integrity of Public Institutions: The Case of the MBC – Dan Callikhan
9.45 – 10.00 Private Radio: Serving Public or Commercial Interest – Striking the Right Balance – Abdoollah Earally
10.00 – 10.15 21st Century Broadcasting: The Need to Revisit and Reinvent Established Systems – Roukaya Kasenally
10h15 – 10.30 Floor Discussion

(ii) Chair: Roukaya Kasenally – UOM
10.30 – 10.45 The Role of Regulation – Gilbert Ithier – IBA
10.45 – 11.00 Experiments in Self Regulation: The NEPA Code of Conduct – Lindsay Rivière
11.00 – 11.15 State or Self Regulation: The Search for Common Ground – Christina Chan-Meetoo
11h15 – 11h30 Floor Discussion
11h30 – 11h45 Tea Break

Session 3: Media, Politics and Democracy
Chair: Sheila Bunwaree – UOM
11.45 – 12.15 Mainstream Political Parties and the Media: Cehl Meeah (FSM ), Steven Obeegadoo (MMM), Nita Deerpalsing (LP)
12.15 – 12.35 Extra-parliamentary Dynamics and the Media: Ashok Subron and Nilen Vencadasamy
12.35 – 12.50 The Media and the notion of ‘Free and Fair’ Elections – Mayila Paroomal
12.50 – 13.10 Floor Discussion
13.10 – 13.40 Lunch

Session 4: Citizens and the Media
Chair: Caroline Ng Tseung Wong – UOM
13.40 – 13.55 New Spaces, New Challenges: The Relevance of Regulation – Trilock Dwarka
13.55 – 14.15 The Advent of Digital Content: Experiences in Online Journalism – Rabin Bhujun and Avinash Meetoo
14.15 – 14.30 The Emerging Digital Environment: Opportunities and Constraints – Azhagan Chenganna
14.30 – 15.00: Floor Discussion
15.00 – 15.15: Tea Break

Session 5: Challenges to the Journalism Trade: Training and Professionalism
Chair: Christina Chan Meetoo
15.15 – 16.15 Round Table: Kiran Ramsahye, Jean-Claude de L’Estrac, Henri Marimootoo, Axcel Cheney and Jean-Luc Emile
16.15 – 16.45 Floor Discussion

16.45 – 17.00 Concluding Remarks and Vote of Thanks

Ellen Hume’s slides


As promised, here are Ellen Hume’s slides which she had used for her presentation on 22nd October at the University. Her talk was entitled ‘News Media, New Media and Elections’

Click here to download her presentation slides in pdf.

A video was also recorded and we will try to upload it once it is edited.