September 11-13, 2008: Media & Development Forum in Burkina Faso

    | August 25, 2008

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    Organized as part of a partnership between the European Commission and the Commission of the African Union, the Media & Development Forum intends to provide an opportunity to discuss and share ideas about the importance of media in the context of development, to highlight advances made, and identify best practices. It also seeks to develop proposals for ways forward, including what legal steps, regulations, funding, training, and actions are needed to support media for development in Africa.

    This forum is intended for academics, professional journalists, civil society representatives, and political decision makers. Topics for discussion include:
    -Media and good governance: Where is the link?
    -Media freedom: Legal frameworks and realities on the ground
    -Changing stereotypes: The image of Africa in Europe and of Europe in Africa
    -The role of local media: Local action for global success?

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