Follow-Up-Conference

Journalism in a Global Context:
This is Germany Perspectives from Africa – Challenges for Europe

Nairobi/Kenya, 28th and 29th of November 2016
African Media Initiative &
Africa Positive e.V. &
Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism
TU Dortmund University, Germany

 

The conference serves to present a new African-European project in the field of journalism education: “Journalism in a Global Context” has connected journalism students in Africa and Europe with a digital platform and provided a framework for them to work together on journalistic reports on all aspects regarding migration from Africa to Europe. The conference will launch the students reports. Furthermore, the conference will launch the results of a comparative analysis of media coverage of migration issues in 12 African and European countries.

 

The conference is sponsored by the German Foreign Office and will be held in English.

Programme 28th of November 2016: Public conference

10.00               Admission and Registration

10.30               Opening Remarks

  • Eric Chinje, CEO, African Media Initiative (AMI)
  • Dr. Susanne Fengler, Director, Erich Brost Institute
  • Veye Tatah, Chairwoman and Chief Editor, Africa Positive

11.00               Migration and the Role of the African Media: Keynote
Eric Chinje

11.30               Coffee Break

12.00               Comparative Analysis of Media Coverage of Migration Issues in 12 African and European Countries
Prof. Dr. Susanne Fengler

          

12.30               Problems in African Media of Covering Migration: Panel Discussion

  • Eric Chinje, AMI
  • Dr. Monica Chibita, Uganda Christian University, Uganda
  • Prof. Levi Obonyo, Daystar University, Kenya
  • Dr. Michael Andindilile, University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Mathewos Tadesse, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Prof. Susanne Fengler

Chair: Veye Tatah

14.00               Lunch

 15.00               Migration Coverage in African Newsrooms: Best practice models

  • Léandre Sikuyavuga , Burundi
  • Emrakeb Asefa/ Zecharias Sintayehu, Ethiopia
  • André Gakwaya/Doreen Umutesi, Ruanda
  • Yobu Annet, Sudan
  • Chelu Kamlika Matuzya/Mashaka Bonifas Mgeta, Tanzania
  • Remmy Bahati/Mugisa Aldrich Anne/Carol Natukunda, Uganda

     Presentation of the Winning EntriesCoverage of Migration to Europe”
Eric Chinje

16.00               Coffee Break

 16.30               Journalism Education – Key to Better Migration Coverage?

Panel Discussion

  • Adolf Mbaine, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Timothy Quashigah, Ghana Institute of Journalism, Ghana
  • Etienne Fopa-Simo, University Yaoundé II, Cameroon
  • Léandre Sikuyavuga , Burundi
  • Emrakeb Asefa/ Zecharias Sintayehu, Ethiopia
  • André Gakwaya/Doreen Umutesi, Ruanda
  • Yobu Annet, Sudan
  • Chelu Kamlika Matuzya/Mashaka Bonifas Mgeta, Tanzania
  • Remmy Bahati/Mugisa Aldrich Anne/Carol Natukunda, Uganda

Chair: Prof. Dr. Susanne Fengler

 

17.30               “Journalism in a Global Context”: Project Update
Susanne Fengler, Veye Tatah, Anna Carina Zappe

18.00               Farewell & Reception

                        Eric Chinje, Susanne Fengler, Veye Tatah