Topic: The Role of the Media in Positioning Africa in the 21st Century
Dates: 25-29 March 2008
Venue: Paradise Resort, Bagamoyo (Tanzania)
As the world shrinks into a global village, there is fundamental need for the Media in Africa to be catalysts in promoting self appraisal and defining of new partnerships with a view of positioning the continent to engage the world. Nations such as Kenya, Chad, DRC Congo and Zimbabwe (among others) are plagued with severe economic, political and social upheavals and are on the brink of collapse. What has been the mediaís role?
Africaís media is potentially one of the most powerful tools. It can help midwife the continentís stability, sound institutions, wealth creation, and bargaining power. This can be achieved by providing vital information; availing a platform for dialogue, being an impartial watchdog, and celebrating productivity- all principle components of development and mature democracies.
In its bid to expose journalists to principles of wealth creation, the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) has trained over 200 journalists from Eastern Africa in the last five years. IREN is once again honoured to host the 6th Eastern Africa Media Training.
Topics of discussion include:
- Democracy and institutions in Africa
- Addressing economic inequalities in Africa
- Conflicts and conflict resolution in Africa
- Reexamining Africaís History and its role in policy making
- The role of communication technology in building institutions in Africa
- The interplay between Business and politics in Africa
The event is open to all journalists in Africa.
Please mail your enquiries to: -
The Events Organizer,
Inter Region Economic Network
Box 135 GPO Code 00100
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com,
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