The East African Communication Association (EACA) was established in 2011 by a group of Journalism, Media and Communication scholars working in East Africa. EACA brings together scholars, researchers and others involved in communication and media studies to share research on the media in the region. EACA membership is primarily drawn from universities in East Africa, but the association is open to collaboration with journalism/media scholars and practitioners from all over the world. It has had members from Germany, South Africa, West Africa, Norway and the United States among others. Since its inception, EACA has held annual conferences in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.

EACA Objectives

  1. To promote communication studies as an academic discipline in East Africa.
  2. To provide a forum where scholars, researchers, and others involved in communication studies and practice can meet and exchange information and ideas about their work.
  3. To promote the study, criticism, research, teaching, and application of the creative, professional and scientific principles of communication.
  4. To strive to improve communication research, policy, and practice.
  5. To contribute to the development and improvement of the education and training of communication professionals using appropriate research and critical scholarship.

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