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Media Alert

19 May 2012

Pre-Global African Diaspora Summit event: Media Colloquium

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation will host a Media and Communications Colloquium on Monday, 21 May 2012 in Pretoria entitled “Telling the African Story: Presenting the Continent to the World”.

The Colloquium is part of a series of Pre-Summit events in the run-up to the Global African Diaspora Summit, scheduled for 23-26 May 2012.

The Colloquium will discuss and debate a variety of current issues affecting the Continent and map a way forward on how to contribute to telling the African story of excellence, innovation, survival and progress.

Members of the Media are invited as follows:

Date    : Monday, 21 May 2012

Time   : 08h00
Venue : Department of International Relations and Cooperation, OR Tambo Building
              460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria

Programme:

Programme Director: Mr Onkgopotse Tabane

08:00 – 08:30:           Registration

08:30 – 08:35:           Opening and Acknowledgements: Mr Onkgopotse Tabane

08:35 – 08:50:           Opening Remarks: Department of International Relations and
Cooperation

08:50 – 09:10:           Delivery of Paper: Prof Tawana Kupe

09:10 – 09:40:           Panel Debate: Makhudu Sefara, Mandy Rossouw, Tshilidzi Ratshitanga,Koffi Kouakou

09:40 – 10:25:           Breakfast

10:25 – 11:00:           Panel Debate: Tsepiso Makwetla, Charles Nqakula,
                                    Pippa Green, Clayson Monyela

11:00 – 11:20:           Discussion

11:20 – 11:30:           Closing Remarks

WORKSHOP 1: Media ownership & transformation

 

Facilitator: Tsepiso Makwetla
12:00- 12:10:             Welcome Address
12:10-12:25:              Presentation - Media Ownership
12:25-12:40:              Presentation - Media Transformation
12:40-12:55:              Presentation - Media Economics
12:55-13:20:              Open discussion
13:20-13:30:              Closing remarks

 

WORKSHOP 2: Citizen Journalism

Facilitator: Tsepiso Makwetla

12:00- 12:10:             Welcome Address

12:10-12:25:              Presentation - Media Ownership

12:25-12:40:              Presentation - Media Transformation

12:40-12:55:              Presentation - Media Economics

12:55-13:20:              Open discussion

13:20-13:30:              Closing remarks

 

Enquiries: Mr Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078 or 012 351 1105

 

Issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria


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