Mekuria Mekasha

Full Name Mekuria Mekasha Wolde
Education attended
  • May 7, 1988 – Military Political Journalism (with Honors)- MA in Journalism, Former Soviet Union.
  • May 21, 2004 – Communication and Management for Cultural Policies.  International Master of   the Second Level – Rome – Italy.
  • October 19th -30, 2009 – Media Strategies for Social Change, Certificate, State of Israel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MASHAV-Center for International Cooperation, The Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center, Haifa, Israel.
  • July 29, 2005 – Communication Theories & Development Communication Issues – Certificate           (Conducted by UNESCO).
  • August 25-29, 2003 -Managing and Administering Higher Education –Certificate.
  • Dec. 15, 1999 –   Writing Business News – Certificate        Reuters Foundation Journalism     Program, South Africa.
  • Oct 30, 1998 – Journalism,1998 Freedom Forum/ASNE- International Journalism Certificate      (Internationally Accepted Standard) –   USA.
  • May 7,1988  – Russian language translation  –    certificate


Academic Rank Assistant professor 2005
Working for AAU since 2002
Administrative positions held



  • Head, Print journalism Department
  • Head, Research and Publications Service , SJC,  (July 2004 – 2008)
  • Head, Continuing Education, AAU, FJC.,2008- Oct. 2010
  • Assistant Dean, Continuing and Distance Education, School of Journalism and Communication, Oct.15,2010 till Oct.2012
  • Currently instructor


Address Campus  Abune Petros

Building name Abune Petros

Office room no.  02

Office tel. _______

Mobile: +2519204270

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Research interest
  • Media studies and Journalism
  • Media and politics
  • Military political Journalism/conflict journalism


Publications on reputable journals
  • Research paper on “The Addis Zemen Newspaper Design “(On the 60 Anniversary of the establishment of the newspaper) May 2001.
  • Women, Girls, HIV/AIDS and Effective Reporting in Ethiopia, November 29,2004(National Workshop organized by HAPCO and Radio Fana)
  • Researcher for DICT(local consulting firm) on The Present State of Media in Ethiopia, Panos Ethiopia,2007.
  • Ethiopian press Journal, Ethiopian Media Landscape, and June 2006.
  • Presentation on “Right to Access to Information” workshop organized by Envisioning Ethiopia and Carter Center.
  • Participant and Presenter on XVI International Conference of Ethiopian Studies in Norway – Trondhiem, June2-6,2007.
  • History of Ethiopian Press, Journal of Addis Ababa in the Past and its Prospects in the New Millenium,2007
  • Media Coverage of HIV/AIDS and TB Issues in Ethiopia: Challenges and Opportunities, Panos East Africa, November 2009.