Darlene Nalih Musoro

Curriculum VitaeDarlene_Musoro


  • since 04/2015 : PhD student, School of International and Intercultural Communication, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • 04/2012 – 09/2014: Master of Arts in Media and Communication Studies, Ilmenau University of Technology,
    Thuringia, Germany
  • 10/2005 – 06/2008: Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Buea, Cameroon
  • 09/1998 – 07/2005: Ordinary and Advance Level Certificates, Baptist High School Mankon, Bamenda, Cameroon

Work Experience

  • 07/2014 – 03/2015: Communication Consultant, The Clays Communications, Douala, Cameroon
  • 09/2012 – 07/2013: Journalist at Hochschule Radio (hsf), Ilmenau, Germany
  • 04/2011 – 03/2012: Public Relations Officer and Journalist (Editor), Communications Department of the Cameroon Baptist Convention (CBC), Bamenda, Cameroon
  • 05/2009 – 04/2011: Journalist/ Head of Advertising Department, Abakwa FM /Cameroon National Television (CNTV) Bamenda, Cameroon

Research Focus and Interests

  • Crisis  Communication and Management
  • Developmental Communication
  • International Public Diplomacy
  • International Public Relations and Service Marketing

PhD Project

“Poverty Framing In West Africa”

As the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) came to an end in 2015, it was observed that, progress has been made in reducing extreme poverty the world over. However, Sub-Saharan Africa still plays host to about half of the world’s extreme poor people, rising concerns that poverty is falling at a snail pace in that region. The newly created Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) is expected to complete what the MDGs started. In order to witness a significant seemingly equal progress in the eradication of extreme poverty, an apt understanding of aspects and elements of poverty in individual countries in Africa is paramount not just focus on some aspects of poverty under the brush of ‘Africa’.
In respect to Framing, with ‘salience’ as key word in analyzing the framing of this social problem in Africa, this research seeks to enhance not just the understanding of salient aspects of poverty in West Africa but also to identify and enhance the understanding of  salient elements of poverty which require serious attention if similar progress in eradication will have to be achieved in Africa.
The research is a comparative quantitative study with Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon as case studies. At the end of the day the research hopes to fill the gap of a research of this magnitude with focus on individual countries. It will analyze the relationship between Media frames on poverty and Individual frames on poverty within and between these different countries. It also seeks to identify powerful interests that manage how poverty is discussed and perceived in these Countries.


Prof. Dr. Jens Loenhoff, University Duisburg-Essen | Prof. Dr. Jens Wolling, TU Ilmenau


  • December 2015, Rebuilding Peace through Actions with Inclusive Reach (REPAIR).Network for Solidarity Empowerment and Transformation For All (NewSETA) Cameroon.
  • December 2015, Designing a Communication Strategy. Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services.
  • September 2014, Advertising and Culture. Growth from Knowledge (GfK) NOP Marketing, London, United Kingdom
  • June 2014, Designing a Communication/Marketing Plan. IT Kamer, Cameroon.

Grants & Scholarships

  • Erasmus Scholarship with an Internship abroad-United Kingdom (2014)


Email: darlene.musoro(at)siic.science