Desmond Tutu on Journalism

South Africa not only hosted the soccer World Cup this month, but also the second-ever World Journalism Education Congress.

More than 300 delegates around the globe gathered at Rhodes University in Grahamstown from July 4-7 to talk about the state of journalism education, from new technologies to the forces that hold back freedom of expression in many countries.

The highlight of the Congress was the closing address by 78-year-old Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who rose to global acclaim in the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Tutu spoke at Elon several years ago, and he remains a vibrant voice for moral and ethical clarity, as shown by the two-minute video of the closing festivities produced by the WJEC staff.

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