Somalilandsun – Bolstering the African Voice- A chance for African media stakeholders to shape the continent’s future
WHAT: Radio 786 (http:// www.radio786.co.za ), a leading South African broadcaster will be hosting a media symposium under the theme: Bolstering the African Voice. The symposium will bring together international experts from America, the Pacific, Latin America and Africa and offer an exciting opportunity to network, dialogue and collaborate in media development. Stakeholders are also invited to submit papers for presentation at the symposium.
WHO: Professor Seif Dana Professor and Chair: Department of Sociology and Anthropology at University of Wisconsin-Parkside (USA)
Professor Steven Friedman Director: Centre for the Study of Democracy at
Rhodes University and University of Johannesburg
Professor Saths Cooper Anti-Apartheid activist
President: Pan-African Psychology Union (PAPU)
Professor Peter Alexander South African Research Chair in Social Change at University of Johannesburg
Media from Latin America, the Pacific, Middle East, Africa
WHERE: Old Mutual Conference Room, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
WHEN: Thursday, 10 September 2015 from 9am to 4pm
Participation is FREE and includes complementary access to the Radio 786 Gala Dinner
WHY: In an era of the African renaissance and with renewed interest in Africa from both the east and west, Africa should be telling its own story. As the media landscape develops, African media must develop their own model to reflect the aspirations, ideals and challenges of the continent. The Radio 786 Media Symposium offers the opportunity to develop this strategy and borrow from the expertise of fellow media in other parts of the world.
Download the Media Symposium invite: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/photos/150729inv.jpg
Download the Call for Papers: http://www.apo-mail.org/150729cfp.pdf
Download the Symposium Media Pack: http://www.apo-mail.org/150729smp.pdf
Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of Radio 786.
Rushni Allie or Hassen Seria
Tel: +27 21 699 1786
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About Radio 786
Radio 786 (http://www.radio786.co.za ) is an international award-winning station based in Cape Town, South Africa. As the largest talk radio station in its broadcasting locale, it is renowned for its news and current affairs coverage of both local and international topics. Its extensive range of programming also addresses social issues, women’s empowerment, labour matters, sports and the arts. Through its motto: Inform, Educate, Uplift; Radio 786 views its role as a broadcaster which can effect change in the communities it serves and South Africa more broadly.