The theme of this year’s HA conference will be 2010, Development & Democracy and it will offer journalists a reflection on 2010 in the new media environment. In 2010, South Africa hosts the FIFA World Football Cup. As we head for the world’s biggest spectacle, taking place in Africa for the very first time, it is imperative that African journalism and media prepare on how the 2010 Story will told.

A. Pre-Conference Workshops

  1. Companies and Markets for Journalists (31 August – 4 September, Reg Rumney, Centre Economics Journalism in Africa). This is a closed workshop. Please do not apply.
  2. Using New Media in Journalism (31 August – 8 September, Professor Peter Verweij, University of Utrecht Supported by SA Department of Communications). This is a closed workshop. Please do not apply.
  3. OSIWA New Media Workshop for Journalism Educators (West Africa). This is a closed workshop. Please do not apply.
  4. Effective Media Management: Print & Broadcast, 6 – 8 September, in association with the Sol Plaatje Media Leadership Institute, Grocott’s Mail and Rhodes Music Radio. This is a closed workshop. Please do not apply.

B. Digital Citizen Indaba

Sunday 6 September: Please access the full programme at www.dcindaba.com

C. Pre-Conference Association Meetings

These meetings are by invitation only and the organisers of these meetings are the once who control access. Please do not contact Highway Africa staff for access.

  • The Africa Editors Forum (TAEF) Meeting, 5 September
  • South African Editors Forum Meeting (SANEF), 6 September
  • Forum for African Investigative Reporters, 5 & 6 September (tbc)
  • Southern Africa Media (SAMSA), 9 & 10 September

D. Social Programme

  • Dinners
  • – Saturday 5 September, Telkom Dinner, Thomas Pringle Hall (strictly by invitation only)
    – Saturday 5 September, Digital Citizen Indaba Opening Reception, Nelson Mandela Dining Hall, supported by HIVOS and American International Health Alliance
    – Sunday 6 September, MTN Opening Reception, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
    – Monday 7 September, Absa Africa Night Dinner, 1820 Settlers Monument
    – Tuesday 8 September, Highway Africa New Media Awards in association with OSIWA, 1820 Settlers Monument

  • Lunches
  • – Saturday 5 September (sponsored by Rhodes University)
    – Sunday 6 September (sponsored by DoC)
    – Monday 7 September (sponsored by Telkom)
    – Tuesday 8 September (sponsored by 2010 Local Organising Committee)

  • Breakfast
  • – Absa Networking Breakfast, Tuesday, 8 September

E. Highway Africa New Media Awards

Tuesday 8 September, 1820 Settlers Monument

F. Exhibitions

  • MTN
  • Telkom
  • DoC
  • MultiChoice
  • MDDA
  • G. Book Launches

    • Adam Clayton Powell, Reinventing Local News: Connecting with Communities Using New Technologies
    • Fackson Banda et al, The Digital Public Sphere
    • Manoah Esipisu et al, Eyes of Democracy: The Media and Elections
    • Guy Berger et al, Beyond broadcasting: the future of state-owned broadcasters

    Highway Africa Conference Structure

    • Sunday, 6 September
    • > Multi-Choice Golf Day (for sponsors and conference partners only)

      > 17h00: MTN Opening Reception at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

    • Monday, 7 September
    • > 08h30: Welcome Remarks by DoC; Telkom; MTN and Absa.

      > 09h00: Opening Address by Dr. Saleem Badat, Vice Chancellor, Rhodes University

      > 09h30 – 10h30: 2010 FIFA World Cup – State of Readiness. A panel discussion involving key 2010 stakeholders and journalists. Anchor: Mathatha Tsedu

      > 11h00 – 12h00: Setting the Scene: the State of African Media. An examination of the state of African media in terms of vision and mission, operating context, ownership, business models, education & training, gender and technology.
      – Anchor: Robert Kabushenga, Editor-in-Chief, New Vision
      – Jeanette Minnie, Executive Member, African Forum for Media Development
      – Rosemary Okello-Orlale, Executive Director
      – Amadou Ba, Executive Director, Africa Media Initiative
      – Lumko Mtimde, Chief Executive Officer, Media Development & Diversity Agency

      > 12h00 – 13h00: Reporting Development Forum – Media and Africa’s Development Agenda.

      – Anchor: Tumi Makgabo
      – Professor Alfred Opubor, Executive Director, WANAD
      – Paul Fray, Executive Director, Inter Press Services
      – Pauline Bend, Panos Institute of West Africa
      – Cheriff Sy, Deputy Chair, The African Editors Forum

      > 14h30: Workshops, Seminars & Debates
      The organisation of our training workshops is made possible by the support of the SA Department of Communications

      – Media Development Forum: The Global and African response to the Pan African Media Observatory Plan (supported by GFMD, AFMD and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
      – The Challenges of Reporting 2010 (a workshop supported by MTN and Agence France Press Foundation)
      – Installing and using the NIKA content management system for Community Media and Citizen Reporting, Professor Harry Dugmore, MTN Chair in Mobile Journalism. Please note that information and software will be available online and also in the Conference Exhibition Foyer.
      – Freedom of Expression in Cyberspace: Secure Communications, Bobby Soriano (supported by Free Voice)
      – Academic Workshop on 2010 hosted Rhodes University & Stockholm University, Professor Jane Duncan. (The purpose of the meeting is to provide a space for researchers interested in sport and media issues to plan a research agenda for 2010)
      – Mobile Technology and Revenue Generation (supported by MTN)
      – Using Twitter as a Source for Journalists, Professor Peter Verweij
      – Computer Aided Journalism, Izak Minnaar
      – Project Ujima and Investigative Journalism in Africa, Great Lakes Media Institute
      – ICT for Journalists (sponsored by Microsoft)
      – Investigative Journalism Workshop (hosted by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung)
      – Using Social Media in Everyday Life, Vincent Maher and Nic Haralambolous
      – COMED Workshop on Education for Development, Lawalley Cole
      – UNESCO New Media Workshop (Closed Workshop for Educators from Potential Schools of Excellence and Reference. Please do not apply).

      > 16h30: Book Launch: Stuart Pennington, Africa: the Good News

      > 17h00 Book Launch: Adam Clayton Powell, Reinventing Local News: Connecting with Communities Using New Technologies

      > 17h30 Book Launch: Fackson Banda, The Digital Public Sphere

    • Tuesday, 8 September
    • > 08h30 – 09h30: Reporting Community: Reinventing Local News

      – Anchor: Jayshree Pather, Project Director, Media Development and Diversity Agency
      – Adam Clayton-Powell, Vice-Provost for Globalisation, University of Southern California
      – Nomawethu Sbukwana, Eastern Cape Communication Forum (ECCF)
      – Deidre Uren, Regional Editor-in-Chief, SABC
      – Eduardo Avila, Director, Bolivian Voices

      > 09h30 – 09h30: Reporting Democracy: Media and Elections in Africa (also launch of the book Eyes of Democracy, Media and Elections in Africa)
      – Anchor: Professor Jane Duncan
      – Izak Minnaar, Head: News Research, SABC
      – Kwami Ahiabenu, Director, Penplusbytes
      – Kubi Rama, Deputy Director, Gender Links
      – Manoah Esipisu, Deputy Director, Communications & Public Affairs Division, Commonwealth
      – William Bird, Executive Director, Media Monitoring Africa

      > 11h30 – 12h45: Parallel Workshops/Seminars/Debates

      – Glass Ceilings: Women and Men in Southern Africa Media – debate and book launch
      – Mobile Television in Africa – a showcase by MTN
      – Training workshop on effective HIV/AIDS reporting – topics focusing on journalists, NGO representatives, and other stakeholders. Coordinated by MISA, ZAMCOM, and University of Kentucky
      – Using ICT in Investigative Journalism with Peter Griffiths and Stephen Miller
      – Investigative Journalism Workshop – Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
      – Broadband Africa – Access, Applications & Content with Ben Akoh, Anne-Rachel Innes, Eric Osiakwan and Ashraf Patel

      > 14h30: Workshops, Seminars & Debates

      – Freedom of Expression in Cyberspace: Secure Communications, Bobby Soriano (supported by Free Voice)
      – Using Twitter as a Source for Journalists, Professor Peter Verweij
      – Computer Aided Journalism, Izak Minaar
      – Project Ujima and Investigative Journalism in Africa (Great Lakes Media Institute)
      – ICT for Journalists (sponsored by Microsoft)
      – Digital Story-telling in Development Journalism (sponsored by Gates Foundation)
      – Reporting 2010 (a workshop supported by MTN and Agence France Press Foundation)
      – Using Social Media in Everyday Life, Vincent Maher & Nic Haralambolous
      – COMED Workshop on Education for Development, Lawalley Cole
      – UNESCO New Media Workshop (Closed Workshop for Educators from Potential Schools of Excellence and Reference. Please do not apply).

      > 16h45: Book Launch: Beyond broadcasting: the future of state-owned broadcasters in Southern Africa. Edited by Prof. Guy Berger, contributions by Prof. Fackson Banda, Rashweat Mukundu, Zenaida Machado and Prof. Jane Duncan. Sponsored by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

      > 17h00: Launch of the Citizen Journalism Newsroom at the Grocott’s Mail, High Street

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