A renowned Zimbabwean entrepreneur and publisher running influential media outlets in Zimbabwe and South Africa, Mr Trevor Ncube delivers the first annual public lecture on Media and Politics in Africa.
The Public lecture aims at exploring the relationship between media and politics in Africa amidst the ever-changing circumstances generated from within and without the continent.
The lecture is at Banquet Hall of the Golf Course Hotel in Kampala, Uganda on Wednesday 26th November 2014.
This lecture by Mr Trevor Ncube is the first of a series of lectures that shall be delivered in Kampala every November by a notable African whose work has significantly joined for better or for worse the worlds of media and politics.
The Democratic Governance Facility is funding the first three lectures under a project being run by African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME). The project is titled “Enhanced Media Reporting for Transparency & Accountability (EMERTA)”.
“We hope to nudge Ugandan journalists and others to think more broadly and critically about some of the urgent issues affecting our industry today – issues such as the impact of new media technologies on the conduct of journalism and politics and how that in turn is redefining the interaction between media and politics,” said Dr Peter Mwesige, ACME’s executive director.
“He is intellectually impressive too – just take a listen to his TEDx Talk titled Embracing Life’s Challenges to get a sense of what the man is all about.”
The lecture on Media and Politics in Africa is open to the public. Robert Kabushenga, C.E.O New Vision is the moderator.
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