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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Africa Media Leadership Conference 2008

May 24-27: Imperial Royale Hotel,
           Kampala, Uganda


Saturday, May 24:

Arrival of delegates (throughout the day)

9pm: Dinner for delegates hosted by KAS Uganda

          Welcome Remarks: Yusuf Kiranda, Uganda KAS Programme Officer  

 

Sunday, May 25:

9.30 am: Welcome Remarks: Francis Mdlongwa, Director of Rhodes University's Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership, South Africa

 

9.45 am: Welcome Remarks: Frank Windeck, Director of KAS Sub-Sahara Africa Media Programme, South Africa

 

10 am: Peter Mwaura, leading East African journalist, media consultant and university journalism lecturer, former editor-in-chief of several international and regional media: "Africa's Rapidly Changing Media Landscape: Where And How Do We Go From Here?"

 

10.30-10.45 am: Coffee/Tea Break

 

Session Chair: Felicity Duncan

10.45 am: Converged Newsrooms: A Case Study from East Africa: John Bundotich, Group Managing Editor, Standard Media Group, Kenya

 

11.15 am: Converged Newsrooms: A Case Study from Southern Africa: Elizabeth Barratt, Managing Editor, City Press, South Africa

 

11.45 -12.45pm: Discussions on presentations by two speakers

                         

1-2pm: Lunch Break

 

Session Chair: Ingo Capraro

2 pm: Converged Newsrooms: A Case Study from West Africa: Kwami Ahiabenu, head of Ghana's PenPlusBytes Media, Ghana

 

2.30pm: Converged Newsrooms: A Case Study from Europe: Matthias Hufmann of "Schweriner Volkszeitung", Germany

 

3-3.15pm: Coffee/Tea Break

 

3.15-4.30 pm: Discussions on presentations by two speakers

                  

4.30-6.30pm: Informal networking

7pm:               Dinner

 

Monday, May 26

 

Session Chair: David Smith

8.30 am: Mobile Media Platforms that Work for Africa: Eric Obino, senior editor, Nation Media Group, Kenya

 

9 am: Mobile Media Platforms that Work for Africa: Phillip Besiimire, MTN representative in Uganda

 

9.30-10.30 am: Discussions on presentations by two speakers

 

10-30-10.45 am: Coffee/Tea Break

 

Session Chair: Jimi Mathews

10.45 am: Measuring New Media Audiences and Turning Them Into Money: Riaan Wolmarans, Editor of Mail and Guardian Online, South Africa

 

11.15 am: Measuring New Media Audiences and Turning Them Into Money: Robert Kabushenga, Chief Executive of New Vision Media, Uganda

 

11.45-12.45 pm: Discussions on presentations by two speakers

 

12.45pm-1.45pm: Lunch Break

 

Session Chair: Kwami Ahiabenu

1.45pm: Content Management Systems for Africa's Converged Media: Professor Guy Berger, head of Rhodes University's School of Journalism and Media Studies, South Africa

 

2.15pm-2.45pm: Discussions on presentation by speaker

 

2.45-3pm:       Coffee/Tea Break

 

Session Chair: Kwami Ahiabenu

3pm: Accessing Software From Open Source: Digital Literacy for African Newsrooms: Prof Guy Berger, Head of Rhodes University's School of Journalism and Media Studies, South Africa

 

3:30pm-4.15pm: Discussions on Berger's presentation

 

Session Chair: Sazikazi Thabede

4.15pm: How African Traditional Media Can Tap Into New Social Media and Blogs: Dave Duarte, leading South African blogger

 

4.45-5.45 pm:    Discussions on presentation by Dave Duarte

 

5.45-6.30 pm:    Informal networking

 

7pm:                 Dinner

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 27

 

Session Chair: Mike Daka

8.30am: Online Journalism in West Africa: A case study from Senegal: Mamadou Koume, Director of Senegal's Press Agency

 

9-9.30 am: Discussion on presentation by Mamadou Koume

 

9.30 am: Is Africa's Regulatory Regime Ready for New Media? A Case Study from East Africa: Emrakeb Assefa, senior Ethiopian editor and journalism lecturer

 

10-10.30 am: Discussions on presentation by Emrakeb Assefa

 

10.30-10.45am: Coffee/Tea Break

 

Session Chair: Gerald Johr  

10.45am: Telkom Media Ventures Into Africa: Jimi Mathews, head of Telkom Media 

 

11.15-11.45 am: Discussions on presentation by Jimi Mathews

 

11.45am:  Launch of KAS/SPI Online Media Book entitled "Revenue Generation for Robust African Media: Practical Ideas, Experiences and Innovations of Frontline Managers" by Frank Windeck, Director of KAS Media

 

12 am:        Closing Remarks: Frank Windeck, Director of KAS Media

 

12.15 am:   Closing Remarks: Francis Mdlongwa, Director of SPI

 

12-1 pm:    Lunch Break

 

3-4.30 pm:  Tour of New Vision Media Group, Kampala

 

4.30-6.30 pm: Informal Networking

 

7 pm:                     Dinner

 

END OF CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

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