The New Media Lab of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at
Rhodes University will hold its third annual conference on the media in
Africa and the Internet -- Highway Africa 99 -- on 5-8 September this
year in Grahamstown, South Africa.
The 4-day conference will investigate how journalism and the Internet can
boost communication flows for democracy and development. We are catering
for about 120 participants from Africa and beyond.
Participants will include journalists, journalism teachers, publishers,
broadcasters, companies with Internet interests, NGOs and individuals
dealing with the impact of new media on
democracy and development.
Discussions will take place in the mornings and skills workshops will be
held in the afternoons.
Panel discussions will include:
- Satellites, telecoms, connectivity and the African future
- Media case studies -- problems and prospects
- Cyberdemocracy: the Internet and African elections
- Development: the corporate sector's state of play
- Development: grassroots groups and NGOs using ICTs
- Women and the web
- An introduction to online communication and research
- Computer-Assisted Reporting and Research
- Web journalism
- Digital photography
- Online African resources
- Database publishing
- Intelligent agents
-Audio and the Internet
If you would like to participate, submit a paper or hold a workshop,
contact the conference
administrator Naume Ziyambi <[log in to unmask]>
Registration costs are R750 for individuals and R300 for students.
This covers attendance at plenary sessions, participation in skills
workshops, conference pack, teas, lunches and dinners.
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Director, New Media Laboratory.
Dept of Journalism, Rhodes University
Grahamstown 6140, South Africa.
tel +27 (0)46 6038070
fax +27 (0)46 6228447