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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Workshop : "The Role of New/Social Media in the Promotion of Press Freedom"

Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) is organizing a one-day workshop on the impact of new/social media on development, scheduled for Tuesday, 19th April 2011 at 9:30 a.m. at the Ghana International Press Centre, under the theme: "The Role of New/Social Media in the Promotion of Press Freedom". The workshop is part of GJA's celebration of the 2011 World Press Freedom Day on May 3, which is under the theme: "21st Century Media: New Frontiers, New Barriers".
 
 

      Chairperson – Ambassador Kabral Blay-Amihere, Chairman, National Media Commission (NMC)

      Welcome Remarks – Mr. Ransford Tetteh, GJA President

 

Speakers/Topics

The State of Social Media -Global overview and The Frontiers and Barriers to Social Media  -  Ms. Myra Michele Brown U.S. Embassy

Challenges to Journalistic Standards in a Digital Age -Kwami Ahiabenu,II www.penplusbytes.org

Professor Linus Abraham, Director, NAFTI

Media Laws and Regulations in a Digital Age -Mr. Berifi Apenteng, NMC

Mrs. Abena Asafu-Adjei - Director of Legal Services, NCA National Communication Authority (NCA)

 

Social Media: the Gender Challenges- Ms. Dorothy Gordon    D-G, Kofi Annan International IT Centre

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