I am a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies at the Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities of the University of Mauritius since 1999. I am also the Head of Department of Social Studies.
When I arrived, there was only a part-time diploma course in Communication Studies. I launched the BSc (Hons) in Communication Studies in 2001 and the BSc (Hons) in Journalism in 2011.
I manage the Mediacom Studio, an audiovisual and multimedia facility which I set up in 2008 for the training of Journalism and Communication students at UOM thanks to funding from the UNESCO agency IPDC.
In 2006, I created a blog called UOM-Communication Studies for Journalism and Communication students where I post all my supporting material for lectures and relevant announcements.
My areas of interest include cultural studies, film theory, journalism and new media with a particular focus on press freedom, media regulation, and gender-sensitive reporting. I am the author of two books, ‘Media Ethics and Regulation. Insights from Africa‘ (May 2013) and ‘Enhancing Democratic Systems: The Media in Mauritius‘ (August 2011), as well as numerous research articles.