Monday, June 01, 2009

International Symposium on Communication, New Media and Development


The African University College of Communications, in collaboration with Ghana Telecom University College & Penplusbytes (The International Institution for ICT Journalism), will host a historic international symposium on communication, new media and development from 4th - 5th June 2009 at the Discovery House Campus of AUCC at Adabraka, Accra.

The theme for the symposium is "Assessing the contribution of communication and new media to human development in Africa."

The world is witnessing the evolution of a universal interconnected network of audio, video, and electronic text communications that will soon blur the distinction between interpersonal and mass communication and between public and private communication. 

This symposium will enable communication scholars from all over Africa to evaluate concepts and strategies and place the issues of capacity building for communication, new media and human development squarely on the agenda of Africa's tertiary institutions.

Speakers will include Prof. Alfred Opubor, a distinguished communications scholar from Benin, Alhagie Jobe, the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Observer in the Gambia, Dr. Osei Darkwa, the President of Ghana Telecom University, the Chairman of the National Media Commission of Ghana, Mr. Paul Adu Gyamfi, Mr. George White, Assistant Director, Centre for Communications and Community, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Dr. Kwabena Riverson, Adjunct lecturer, (AUCC).

Partners of this event include the United Nations Educational and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), the World Bank (WB) and media institutions in Ghana.

Prof. Absalom Mutere
Ag Dean, Journalism and Communications

Tel: 0240592504

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