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African Women in the Media 2018 Conference (Ibadan, Nigeria)
June 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Following the success of the African Women in the Media 2017 symposium (#AWIM17), the 2018 conference continues the objective of bringing together media practitioners and scholars in the field of media and communications.
The conference will feature panel discussions, workshops, networking opportunities, project presentations, Flashtalks, a Pitch Zone hosted by commissioning editors from international and national media organisations, and much more. The theme for AWiM18 is Visibility.
Similarly, as 17 African countries will be holding general/presidential/parliamentary elections in 2019, we are asking:
- What are the gender differences in: political campaign coverage between male and female candidates; political advertising and campaign messages; and, media discourse on women issues during elections?
- Fake News, Trump and Misinformation: how might/are news media in African countries responding in preparation for 2019 elections?
- Press freedom and security post-Facebook: does the answer lay in emerging technology (e.g. wearables, blockchain, AI etc.)?