The Board of the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ)
today announced the appointment of Shehnaaz Bulbulia as Executive
Director of the Institute from July 1, 2009, according to a media release.
Ms Bulbulia, a journalist and media trainer for more than 20 years, is currently head of the IAJ Print Department.
Bulbulia holds a BA degree from Wits University and a Master of Science in Engineering in Leadership and Innovation from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and Copenhagen Business School. She graduated from the Star Newspaper Cadet School in 1988.
In her career Bulbulia has edited award-winning magazines and won several journalism awards.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe are delighted to appoint Ms Bulbulia to lead the Institute into a new era after its initial phase ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ started in 1992 – of successfully training mid-career journalists for a democratic South Africa,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Board chairperson Joe Thloloe said.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe believe with her experience, her knowledge of the IAJ and her academic background, she will steer the Institute as it continues to be the leading mid-career trainer for journalists in Africa.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â