The world of technology moves really fast and Highway Africa gives journalists a chance to catch up. The conference has been a great
experience and an eye opener to ideas and experiences in the field of new media and ICTs.
The worst part at the Highway Africa conference is explaining why you are here: "Eh, you see, I'm a blogger!". What the hell does that mean? it's not a job, it's not an identity, and it shouldn't be treated as something soooo exciting.
What interested me was to find out whether African journalists have some perception or opinion about Al Jazeera based on views expressed in western media. To my surprise...
Bimbola Ayesola is a woman journalist working at The Sun Publishing Ltd, a
Tracey Naughton started off the session on community media at the Highway Africa conference with an old recording of the African National Congress’s underground radio station. As the speakers crackled with an Mkhonto weSizwe song, delegates sat in silence.
Four AAW website">APC-Africa-WomenNetwork members are attending the Highway Africa 2006 conference in Grahamstown. The conference started yesterday, September 11 2006, with a diverse group of journalists from the continent. This morning, we have participated in the plenary sessions that were quite interesting. During the sessions on the "government" in this glossary). As a general rule, "state" should not be capitalised.
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