SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

Media Representation and Africa: whose money, whose story?


Date: 20 February 2015Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 20 February 2015Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Conference

A diverse selection of high-profile speakers drawn from academia and the media industry will address questions of representation, narrative and institutional funding with regards to Africa in the media. This one-day conference aims to take the debate forward beyond the ‘Africa Rising’ vs the ‘desperate continent’ discussion and look at current and future trajectories in commissioning, producing and reporting both outside and within the continent. Bringing together those working in the areas of documentary, news reporting, television drama and fictional film, this event promises to develop angles for debate and provide a range of views from those working in front of and behind the camera.

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Media Representation and Africa: whose money, whose story?

Confirmed speakers include: Gus Casely-Hayford, Henry Bonsu, Nicole Amarteifio, Katherine Ambler, Omar Ben Yedder, Ama Biney, Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, Lukwesa Burak, Mick Csáky, Richard Dowden, Lindiwe Dovey, June Givanni, Agnes Gitau, Afua Hirsch, Solomon Mugera, Savahna Nightingale, Bimpe Nkontchou, Ola Ogunyemi, Barnaby Phillips, Richard Rathbone, Keith Shiri, Magnus Taylor, Onyekachi Wambu.

The panels will be followed by a networking reception.

Please find the programme on the right-hand side of this page.

This event is made possible with the generous support of Brand Communications, The Africa Centre & the Royal African Society

Organiser: Centre of African Studies, University of London

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Contact Tel: 020 7898 4370