Dr Felix Odartey-Wellington

Associate Professor of Communication at Cape Breton University
Canada

Dr Odartley-Wellington worked as a lawyer and broadcaster in Ghana, and was an ICTJ-IJR Transitional Justice Fellow in 2002, specializing in Comparative Transitional Justice. After completing the programme, he worked with CDD-Ghana in monitoring Ghana’s National Reconciliation Commission (NRC), and in 2005 collaborated with CDD-Ghana in summarizing and synthesizing the NRC Report to ensure greater public access to its contents and the mainstreaming of human rights norms in Ghana. He has also built on his fellowship experience to develop an academic career in Communication Studies. He is currently an Associate Professor of Communication at Cape Breton University. Felix holds a PhD in Communication and Culture from the Ryerson-York Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture in Toronto, an MA in Media Studies from Concordia University, Montreal, a Barrister-at-Law certification from the Ghana School of Law in Accra, and a BA (Hons.) in Law and Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon. He has published research in various areas including Broadcasting Policy and Regulation, Media Ecology, Race and Media, and Communication and Transitional Justice.