West Africa IGF meeting 14 - 16 Octobre 2009, Accra, Ghana, by AfriNIC
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Date : December 13th to 15th, 2007
Place : Faidherbe hotel, Dakar (Senegal)
Organisation : Panos Institute West Africa
Financial support : OSIWA (Haayo project), Freevoice, Novib, DFID.
Title : 3rd Regional workshop on Medias and ICT issues in West Africa : New technologies, new journalism, improved governance.
Through PIWA “Uses and Policies of Digital Technology” Programme (ICT Programme), this workshop aimed at:
promoting uses of blogs and new ICT tools (Web 2.0) by medias for improved governance in West Africa
strengthening reporting on ICTs in the region
The workshop gave the opportunity to assess the use of blogs by medias and citizens in West Africa and to discuss about blogs and “citizen journalism”.
Apart from discussions, practical sessions helped participants learn or strengthen knowledge on the use of blogs, podcasts, and new digital communication applications.
A blog has been especially installed for the worshop. It gathered daily information on the worskshop.
About 60 people, including 30 journalists from West Africa (radio, written press, English and French speaking countries) and some delegates from media and ICT organizations attendend the event.
Day 1 - December 13th, 2007
Being journalist in the digital era
Blogging in West Africa : issues on stake, stakeholders, contents, impediments
I blog, therefore I am : presentation of experiences from various countries
Online Production : legal constraints
Day 2 - December 14th, 2007
Round table session : SAT3, VoIP, mobile telephony, Internet : current regulation issues in West Africa
Web 2.0 truths and fictions : from the technical point of view to content production
Blogs, podcasts, vlogs, tags, etc. : new tools for online production (theory and practice)
Blogs, development and governance : feedback from the Roma web 2.0 conference
Day 3 - December 15th, 2007
Citizen journalism : concept, issues on stake, impacts on journalists
Two simultaneous sessions :
* African civil society and uses of blogs (4 hours-workshop)
* Practical workshops for journalists
Conclusion - prospects
French-English simultaneous will be provided.
One room will be equipped with some computers for practical sessions.
For more information :
you can read the call for participation - grants for journalists produced for this purpose.