The symposium aims to bring together African women working in the media, and academics in the field of media and communications concerned with media, diaspora, race, gender, representation, and African feminism. The objectives are to engage in debates on issues affecting African women in the media, provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas between academia and industry, and opportunities for networking. With a focus on news media, the central questions the symposium will seek to answer are:
- What challenges do African women working in the media face?
How are these challenges being addressed? How might they be?
How are African women represented in the media?
The long-term aim is to establish an action-orientated, supportive, and, empowering network that bridges academia and industry. Click here to join the African women in the media closed Facebook group.
Date and Time
Thu, July 27, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM BST
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Curzon Building, C192
Birmingham City University
African Women in the Media symposium is organized by Dr. Yemisi Akinbobola, an award-winning journalist and founder of Stringers Africa, and IQ4News. She is the award leader for MA Global Media Management at Birmingham City University. Her research interest is in digital journalism and African feminism. She has also worked in the charity sector where she has several years’ experience in communication management.
Check the lineup of Speakers and Panelists here and register to attend.