Diane Seligsohn

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Biographical information – Diane Seligsohn teaches the English-language journalism class for the first year Masters in Journalism students, focusing on Western media coverage of the African continent. She also co-teaches a course in the continuing education journalism program.  In addition to Celsa, Ms Seligsohn  teaches at the Centre de Formation des Journalistes (CFJ), Sciences-Po, Paris, the Institut des Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS) and the University of Paris-Ouest-Nanterre, where she is completing  a doctoral dissertation on American media coverage of sub-Saharan Africa from 1989-2009. For the past several years Ms Seligsohn has been working on an educational documentary film project on the history of the African Slave Trades and is the Vice President of the French non-profit association Mémoire des Traites des Esclaves, which produces materials and organizes activities to inform students and the general public on the lesser-known aspects of the various slave trades.    Ms Seligsohn  worked for many years as a journalist, contributing reports to Radio France International, National Public Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and other international media outlets.   She  has traveled to 17 African countries to do reporting and journalism training of African journalists.  Ms Seligsohn was Head of Media Relations for 2 years at  the French doctors organization Médecins du Monde and Head of Information at the International Federation of Newspaper Publishers, currently known as WAN (World Association of Newspapers).  She hold a BA degree in English Literature from McGill University, Canada, and a MA in Comparative Literature from New York University.

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