Children’s and Young People’s Media in Africa: Evolving Markets, Producers and Audiences’: University of Westminster Conference, 12th March, London

Including panel on Young People’s use of Social Media in the Egyptian and Tunisian Pro-Democracy protests

The University of Westminsters Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) through its media centres ¬ the Africa Media Centre, Arab Media Centre and Media Policy Group – is organising an Africa media conference on Saturday 12 March which will debate how young people used Twitter and other media in the Tunisian and Egyptian pro-democracy protests in January/February 2011.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Oluyinka Esan, University of Winchester. Author of Nigerian Television: Fifty Years of Television in Africa (2009).
Roundtable 1:  Young People¹s use of Social Media in the Egyptian and Tunisian Pro-Democracy protests
Roundtable 2:  Production and Broadcasting Perspectives
Panel 1:  Young Audiences in Africa, Responses and Reactions
Panel 2:  Storytelling and Narratives in Africa
Panel 3:  Using Media to Educate Children and Youths in Africa
Panel 4:  Children¹s Journalism and Identity in Africa
The participants will include industry practitioners, educationists and policy-makers. Some sessions will be devoted to presentation of academic research.
Conference fees
Standard rate: £85
Student rate:  £35
Fees cover registration, conference pack, lunch, coffee/tea and wine reception.
For more information, please visit the conference website
Contact: Helen Cohen, Short Courses and Events Administrator
T: +44 (0) 20 7911 5000 ext 4298, F: +44 (0) 20 7911 5995,