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Doreen Premdev

Nickname: 'Doreen'

JHB based media, pr and communication specialist


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Durban South Africa

Doreen is a former journalist - who has held senior positions at Independent Newspapers (September 1998 - December 2009), Media 24
(January 2010 - May 2011), Times Media (July 2012 - December 2014).

She now specializes in media and PR relations as well as communication and marketing. She started Sura Media & Communications in 2016 - the company is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and offers:
Public and media relations
Press releases and briefings
Social media marketing and management
Reputation and crisis management
Media consulting and training
Corporate gifting
Photography
Content for in-house magazines and newsletters.

Doreen holds a diploma in Mass Communication and Development Journalism from from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (which she was awarded on scholarship in 2007) - as well as a BA degree (with majors in English and political Science) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (received in 1997).


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Cresta, Randburg, South Africa, 2194


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Current Position(s)

Director | Sura Media & Communications
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2016 - present

Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations


Previous Position(s)

Senior reporter | Sunday Times editorial | TIMES MEDIA GROUP LTD
Johannesburg, South Africa | July 2012 - December 2014

Publishing, Printing and Print Media


Bureau chief | Magazine editorial | Media24 Limited
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2010 - May 2011

Publishing, Printing and Print Media


Journalist | Editorial | Independent Newspapers (Pty) Ltd
Durban, South Africa | September 1998 - December 2009

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

Educational history

Secondary

Sea Cow Lake Secondary, Durban, South Africa (1994)

Tertiary

Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

New Delhi, India | January 2007 - April 2007

Mass communication and development journalism for non-aligned and developing countries - Mass communication, development journalism

Other credits include: Economic journalism, media law and ethics.

University of KwaZulu - Natal (UKZN)

Durban, South Africa | January 1995 - December 1997

Bachelor of Arts - English and political science

Other credits include: Public Administration, Afrikaans, Criminology, Sociology.

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Awards

Scholarship for a diploma in Mass Communication | 2007

Awarded a scholarship by the Indian government to study mass communication and development journalism at IIMC, New Delhi, India.

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Sunday Tribune | 2007

Herald gets new correspondent in India

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