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November, 11-13, 2015
African Media Leaders Forum
Johannesburg, South Africa
The African Media Leaders Forum is an annual event organized by the African Media Initiative, an umbrella organization that supports independent media across the continent.
This year’s theme will address the role of the media in the social, political and economic development of the African continent. Plenary Sessions include “Media and Development: Shaping conversations in Africa” or “Africa’s Moment: The emergence of a new digital culture” which will provide evidence on the transformative role of digital technologies in Africa. Other sessions include data journalism, the role of newspaper and radio in the digital transformation or the introduction of new players in the digital media industry. Before the conference, all the participants are invited to take part in workshops that address for example how to cover hate speech and religious intolerance.
Registration for the conference is possible through this online form