Children’s and Young People’s Media in Africa
A University of Westminster Industry Event
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2010 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
University of Westminster,
35 Marylebone Road
London NW1 5LS
(Nearest Tube Baker Street)
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The conference includes a panel on Young People’s use of Social Media in the Egyptian and Tunisian Pro-Democracy protests…
The University of Westminster’s Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) through its media centres – the Africa Media Centre, Arab Media Centre and Media Policy Group – is organising an Africa media conference on Saturday 12 March which will debate how young people used Twitter and other media in the Tunisian and Egyptian pro-democracy protests in January/February 2011.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Oluyinka Esan, University of Winchester. Author of Nigerian Television: Fifty Years of Television in Africa (2009).
Other speakers include:
Dr Maya Gotz, Head of International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television (IZI), Munich and the Prix Jeunesse,
Benn Pufong, Cameroon Radio Television
Melanie Stokes, Co-Director and Executive Producer, Kindle Entertainment.
Young People’s use of Social Media in the Egyptian and Tunisian Pro-Democracy protests
Roundtable 2: Production and Broadcasting Perspectives
Panel 1: Young Audiences in Africa, Responses and Reactions
Panel 2: Storytelling and Narratives in Africa
Panel 3: Using Media to Educate Children and Youths in Africa
Panel 4: Children’s Journalism and Identity in Africa
Participants will include industry practitioners, educationists and policy-makers. Some sessions will be devoted to presentation of academic research.
Standard rate: £85
Student rate: £35
Fees cover registration, conference pack, lunch, coffee/tea and wine reception.
Contact: Helen Cohen, Short Courses and Events Administrator
T: +44 (0) 20 7911 5000 ext 4298,
F: +44 (0) 20 7911 5995,