According to a release, the symposium to be held on September 10 under the theme ‘Bolstering the African Voice – A chance for African media stakeholders to shape the continent’s future’ will focus on media networking, dialogue and collaboration.
“The symposium will bring together international experts from America, the Pacific, Latin America and Africa and offer an exciting opportunity to network, dialogue and collaborate in media development. Stakeholders are also invited to submit papers for presentation at the symposium,” a release by the African Press Organisation indicates.
Professors Seif Dana (University of Wisconsin-Parkside (US); Steven Friedman (Universities of Rhodes and Johannesburg); Peter Alexander (University of Johannesburg and Anti-Apartheid activist who also doubles as the President of the Pan African Psychology Union (PAPU) Professor Saths Cooper will present papers at the symposium at the
Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town.
“In an era of the African renaissance and with renewed interest in Africa from both the east and west, Africa should be telling its own story. As the media landscape develops, African media must develop their own model to reflect the aspirations, ideals and challenges of the continent. The Radio 786 Media Symposium offers the opportunity to develop this strategy and borrow from the expertise of fellow media in other parts of the world,” the release states further.