Children’s and Young People’s Media in Africa

Posted on: Monday 21 February 2011 1:19am

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.

Roundtable 1: 
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. 

Conference fees 
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,