DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Journalism and Communications (Print), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
MA: Journalism and Communications, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
Worked as: Research Coordinator, UNESCO Ethiopia; Lecturer, Addis Ababa University; Visiting Lecturer, Haramaya University and Kotebe Metropolitan University; Researcher; Trainer
I have chosen DCLead because:
I want to be a leader in the management of overarching issues that our society is facing today due to the (unethical and irresponsible) use of digital communication, and thereby advocate for a meaningful, ethical, and socially responsible use of such tools in a manner that brings about positive societal changes. As I am well experienced in working in the academia, I also want to engage in digital media literacy education and advocate for policies that ensure digital equality.
To this end, I cannot think of any other program than DCLead that well equips me with a firm understanding and practical skills of the development of digital communication, the interplay between society and digital communication, and digital media and communication policies. The fact that it is interdisciplinary and focuses on international perspectives with an emphasis on ethical and social dimensions of digital communication makes DCLead a perfect choice as far as my future goals are concerned.