Emrakeb Assefa

Full Name

Emrakeb Assefa

Education attended

MA, Journalism and Media Studies, Rhodes University, 2006

MA, Politics and International Relations, Pondicherry University, India, 1997

BA, English Literature, Madras University, India, 1995



Working for AAU since 2007
Administrative positions held



Head of University Communications, Communication Office,

Acting Director, the Office of the President of Addis Ababa University

Coordinator, Gender Office, School of Journalism and Communication

Awards ——recognitions — memberships of international bodies/ journals – editorial roles/ initiatives etc Was Editor in chief of The Sub-Saharan Informer, Addis Ababa, Senior Editor of The Reporter, Addis Ababa

Was Senior Editor of the English weekly The Reporter, Addis Ababa

Was Assigned editor of Highway Africa News Agency (HANA)

Is currently the Secretary General of the African Editors’ Forum (TAEF)

Founder and was the former president of Ethiopian Media Women’s Association (EMWA)

BTC Scholarship award for MA studies





Campus ,  Abune Petros

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Office room no.

Office tel.—

Mobile: +0911631687

University email ID: emrakebassefa@aau.edu.et (not working)

Alternative email ID: emrakeb2010@gmail.com

Research interest Media Studies focusing on audience and reception studies, Communications Studies focusing on advertisement and public relations