Abiodun Salawu

Abiodun Salawu is Professor of Journalism, Communication and Media Studies and Director of the research entity 'Indigenous Language Media in Africa' (ILMA) at the North-West University, South Africa. He has taught and researched journalism, media and communication for close to three decades in Nigeria and South Africa. Prior to his academic career, he practised journalism in a number of print media organisations in Nigeria. He has to his credit well over a gross of scholarly publications in academic journals and books. He has also edited/co-edited ten books and authored one. He is a regular presenter of papers at local and international conferences. He is a co-vice chair of the journalism section of International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and a member of editorial/advisory boards of a number of journals. He was involved in the founding of the International Association for Minority Language Media Research. He is rated by the NRF as an established researcher at the level of C1 (with international recognition) and he is a member of the Codesria’s College of Senior Academic Mentors. He also belongs to learned societies such as the Nigerian Academy of Letters and the Royal Society of South Africa.

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North-West University, South Africa