Prof Jane Duncan - DCI Coordinator
+27 (0)82 786 3600
Jane is Highway Africa Chair of Media and Information Society in the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University. Before that she worked at the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) since its establishment in 1994 and was its director from 2001 to mid-2009. She was also coordinator of the FXI’s predecessor organisation, the Anti-Censorship Action Group. She also worked at the Funda Centre in Soweto and then at the Afrika Cultural Centre in Newtown. She obtained a BA as well as honours and master’s degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand, and completed a PhD through the Wits School of the Arts in 2007.
Elvira van Noort – DCI Coordinator
dcindaba[at]gmail.com or elvira[at]evnmedia.com
+27 (0)73 832 7759
Elvira holds a BA in digital journalism from the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht, The Netherlands (2005) and has a MA degree in Journalism & Media Studies from Rhodes University in Grahamstown,
South Africa (2008). Van Noort is the Grocott’s Mail citizen journalism trainer, lectures in digital media at the University of Applied Sciences, develops mobile applications, is a research associate at the Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership in Grahamstown and works as a community manager and social media expert. Her company, EvN Media, offers a number of training courses in digital journalism, social media, mobile media and citizen journalism. She is based in both South Africa and The Netherlands.
Neliswa Ntanda – DCI Administrator & Press Officer
dcindaba[at]gmail.com or neliswa.ntanda[at]gmail.com
+ 27 (0)84 694 7572
Neliswa is currently reading for a Post-graduate Diploma in Media Management while completing her other major, isiXhosa, at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. She already pocketed a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Journalism and Media Studies with a focus on radio broadcasting. She is a part-time writer for www.consciousness.co.za and recently started writing for Thoughts and Views, a new creative paper at the North West University. Neliswa has also worked for Cue Radio, which is active during the annual National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.