PROGRAMME December 11, 2015

9.00 Admission and Registration

9.30 Opening Remarks

  • Prof. Dr. Negeri Lencho and Mathewos Tadesse, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Prof. Dr. Susanne Fengler, Director, Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism, TU Dortmund University
  • Veye Tatah, Chairwoman and Chief Editor, Africa Positive
  • Prof. Dr. Markus Behmer, Institute for Communication, University Bamberg

10.00 Fébé Potgieter-Gqubule (Amb.)
Deputy Chief of Staff, African Union Commission, African Union
Media and foreign coverage in Africa: Perspectives from the African Union

10.30 Eric Chinje/Irene Wangui, African Media Initiative
Improving foreign coverage in Africa and Europe: Perspectives I

11.00 Coffee Break

11.30 Covering Migration in Africa
Akintunde Akinleye, Reuters, Nigeria

12.00 Covering Migration in Africa: Panel Discussion

  • Akintunde Akinleye, Reuters, Nigeria
  • Dr. Monica Chibita, Uganda Christian University, Uganda
  • Dinesh Balliah, WITS University, Johannesburg
  • James Jeffrey, Freelancer, BBC Online, Deutsche Welle, Al-Jazeera, UK

    Chair: Susanne Fengler

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Covering Business in Africa
Taurai Mangudhla, Zimbabwe Independent, Zimbabwe

14.30 Covering Business in Africa: Panel Discussion

  • Taurai Mangudhla, Zimbabwe Independent, Zimbabwe
  • Eric Chinje/Irene Wangui, AMI
  • Timothy Quashigah, Ghana Institute of Journalism, Ghana Mathewos Tadesse, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Prof. Dr. João Miguel, Universidade E. Mondlane, Mozambique

    Chair: Markus Behmer

15.30 Coffee Break

16.00 Covering Governance in Africa
John Ngirachu, Daily Nation, Kenya

16.30 Covering Governance in Africa: Panel Discussion

  • John Ngirachu, Daily Nation, Kenya
  • Adolf Mbaine, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Etienne Fopa-Simo, University Yaoundé II, Cameroon
  • William Davison, Bloomberg (tbc)

    Chair: Veye Tatah

17.30 Farewell Reception