Dr. Audrey Gadzekpo is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Communication Studies, University of Ghana, with more than 12 years experience of university teaching and research in the areas of media, gender, development and governance. She has more than 17 years practical experience as a journalist, working variously as a reporter, editor, contributor, columnist, talk show host, socio-political commentator, and magazine publisher/editor. She designs training programs in mass-mediated communication, and is a skilled trainer on various aspects of public and interpersonal communication. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham, U.K., an M.A. from Brigham Young University, Utah, USA, and a B.A. in English from the University of Ghana, Legon. Dr. Gadzekpo serves on the boards of the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development and the Ghana Integrity Initiative, the editorial board of Feminist Media Studies and is a member of the advisory board of the Public Sector Reform Program in Ghana. She also serves on a number of internal boards and committees at the University of Ghana, where she teaches. In the past she has served on the boards of the Ghana News Agency Board (Jan.2001-Jan.2003), the African Literature Centre, Kitwe, Zambia, 1997, and was on the executive of the African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) 1996-2003. An activist, Dr. Gadzekpo was a domestic election observer in the 1996, 2000, and 2004 general elections in Ghana, and a Commonwealth Election Observer in Mozambique in December 2004.