Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u succeeds Adaobi Ezeokoli as head of Harvard’s Africa Policy Journal

Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u, Adaobi Ezeokoli, Harvard’s Africa Policy Journal
Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u succeeds Adaobi Ezeokoli as head of Harvard’s Africa Policy Journal

A Nigerian, Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of The Africa Policy Journal.

Yusha’u, a 2022-2023 mid-career Master’s degree candidate in Public Administrations at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, takes over from the outgoing EIC, also a Nigerian, Adaobi Ezeokoli.

“The Africa Policy Journal is privileged to have Yusha’u lead the continued effort to highlight policy issues affecting the African continent to the Harvard community in the next academic year,” APJ said.

The Harvard Africa Policy Journal (APJ) is a student-run online publication dedicated to promoting dialogue about African policy and current affairs in the realms of governance, law, education, business, health, design and culture.

Who is Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u, is an EDUprenuer, researcher, speaker, coach and journalist. He holds BA in Mass Communications from Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, MA in Political Communication and a PhD in Journalism Studies from the University of Sheffield. He was an alumni of Harvard University’s Executive Education Programme on Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Policy Considerations, as well as the Haas School of Business, University of California’s Silicon Valley Innovation Programme. In Dec’ 2015, he completed an MBA with IE Business School, Spain.

Jameel started his academic career at Bayero University, Kano and later worked as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Sheffield where he taught courses like Journalism and Political Communication and Free Speech and Censorship. He was also an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield where he taught MA Global Journalism.

Jameel combines both academic and professional experience in Journalism. He has worked as a freelancer with Radio Kano II FM Stereo in Nigeria from 2000 to 2003, and he was the British Correspondent for the Hausa Service of Radio Deutsche Welle between 2005 and 2008.

From 2008 to 2011 he was a producer at the BBC World Service, Hausa section. While at the BBC he has worked and contributed content and analysis on African issues to different sections of the BBC such as Focus on Africa, World Today, News Briefing, World Have Your Say, Africa Have Your Say, BBC Arabic, BBC World TV and BBC News online. In 2011 he coordinated the first multi-media election desk on the coverage of Nigerian general elections for the BBC World Service.

Jameel also taught Global Media and Classic Journalists/Classic Journalism at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, while working as a Senior Lecturer in Media and Politics at the university. His key research interests are in Political Communication, Global Journalism, Islam and the Media and Social Media.


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