Ms Olebogeng Selebi, a lecturer in the Communication Management Division at the University of Pretoria, was invited to participate in the 5th edition of the International Summer School in Political Communication and Electoral Behaviour held in Milan, Italy, in July 2016.
Ms Selebi presented her PhD research at the summer school. The focus of her study is on the formulation of a communication strategy for the South African National Development Plan.
The Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Milan and the Political Communication Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) organised the 5th edition of the International Summer School of Political Communication and Electoral Behaviour, with the theme ‘Changing media environments, changing democracies’.
The summer school addressed the main theoretical and empirical questions at the intersection of political communication, political science, and political sociology, with a special focus on the relationship between political communication, media, political participation and democracy.
Internationally renowned academics attended the summer school. Student participants came from South Africa, the USA, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, UK, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Russia, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Turkey, Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand.