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Mia Malan

Brazil 2014
Mail & Guardian
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Mia Malan is the founding director of Bhekisisa, the Mail & Guardian's health journalism center. She also serves as the M&G's health editor. Prior to this she was a health journalism lecturer in the journalism and media studies department at Rhodes University in Grahamstown.

Before joining the M&G, Malan was a Knight Health Journalism Fellow in South Africa during which she trained and mentored reporters from the country's largest community television station, Soweto TV, to establish a weekly health program, Phaphama. Between 2003 and 2006 she established the first health journalism program of the international media development organization, Internews Network, in Kenya. In mid-2006 she moved to the Internews head office in Washington, DC, to become its senior health journalism advisor. During this period, she helped to implement the training curricula she developed in Kenya in several other countries, including Nigeria, Ethiopia, India, Haiti and Thailand. Malan has also worked as a health journalism trainer in Iran, Namibia and the Czech Republic. Previously, Malan was the radio and television health correspondent of the South African Broadcasting Corporation.


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