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Profiles of Speakers on August 29th & 30th 2003
Profiles of Speakers on August 31st 2003

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Marjan DeBruin

Marjan de Bruin is the new Director of CARIMAC (Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication) and the first woman to be appointed to that position. She has been with CARIMAC for 16 years, most of them as Head of the Print Journalism Department. Before coming to Jamaica she was editor of a Dutch weekly. She completed her doctoral degree in social psychology at the University of Amsterdam, after receiving a degree at the School of Social Work.

At CARIMAC she has been an important actor in the Institute’s outreach programmes and has attracted more than one million US in funds for these activities and research. She has been responsible for several projects to improve reporting, especially in the area of environmental reporting and coverage of HIV/AIDS.

Among the most significant projects for which she has been responsible are studies on health journalism, combined with workshops and seminars designed to improve the quality of media coverage.

Marjan de Bruin is an active member of the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). She is currently Vice president of the organisation and editor of its journal. Before that, she was for five years Head of the IAMCR’s Gender and Media Studies section. Her publications on this topic include articles in refereed journals, monographs and a book now in press (Identities at Work, co-edited with Professor Karen Ross, Hampton Press, USA). She is on the Editorial Board of Feminist Media Studies.

Abstract: Gender Politics and Media Production

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