Due to the influx of interest in the 18th annual Highway Africa Conference, the deadline for registration has been extended to Friday, 08 August 2014.The world's largest annual gathering of African Journalists takes place at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, from 7 – 8 September 2014.With the theme, "Social Media – from the margins to the mainstream", the event will explore how social media have impacted on all aspects of our lives in the last ten years. Using plenary sessions, keynote addresses, and panel discussions, the event will see journalists, civil society activists, academics and the youth reflecting on the role technology is playing in shaping journalism and the media in the society.The conference will also host various training workshops, book launches and exhibitions linked to the theme, plus evening gala dinners and networking sessions, including the prestigious Telkom-Highway Africa New Media Awards.The Highway Africa Conference is a project of Rhodes University's School of Journalism and Media Studies in partnership with Corporate South Africa, development agencies and media associations. Over the years the conference has been at the centre of Africa's debates on the interface of journalism and new media. The conference has become the largest annual gathering of African journalists in the world.Limited space available. Hurry and secure your place at the conference by registering – on the website.
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