Thursday, August 02, 2007

Highway Africa Conference 2007 Components

Conference Programme

Highway Africa Conference 2007 Components:


Pre-Conference Training Workshops :

  •   Doing Digital Journalism - 2-12 September;
  •  MISA-Highway Africa Digital Journalism Workshop 5-12 September;
  • Community Radio Workshop 9-10 September;
  • Visual Design Theory Course - 3-7 September (8-12 September HA attendance)

Digital Citizen Indaba (DCI): 9 & 10 September

Associations Meetings: SANEF; SAEF; TAEF: 8 & 9 September

Conference proper: plenary sessions; keynote addresses; seminars; training workshops; book launches; live broadcasts (radio & TV); multi-media newsroom (training and production)

SABC-Highway Africa New Media Awards Ceremony: 11 September, 1820 Settlers Monument@ 19.00hrs;

Book Launches: Books by Geoff Nyarota (Against the Grain ); Charlene Hunter-Gault (New News from Africa); Elizabeth Barratt and Guy Berger (50 Years of Journalism);  Adam Powell (Reinventing Local News :  Connecting Communities Through New Technologies); UNESCO (Centres of Excellence in Journalism in Africa)

Networking Dinners: ABSA Africa Night Dinner (10 September); SABC Awards Gala Dinner (11 September); SABC News Closing Reception (12 September)

Conference Workshops: there will be many of these and will mostly be on Open Source and Free Software (Campcaster; Audacity; RSS Feeds & Yahoo Pipes). The workshops will run every afternoon on 10th, 11th and 12th September.  

Multimedia Production: newspaper (Open Source); conference blog (; audio podcasts; video podcasts; photo gallery. Paper and blogs to be in French (PIWA) and KiSwahili (Tanzanian journalists)

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