Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا

Public Debate on Media and Citizenship

Date: 7 November 2012
Time: 15.30 – 17.30
Venue: Grand Amphithéâtre Faculté Medicine UCAD - Dakar

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CODESRIA and the African Media Leaders’ Forum (AMLF) are happy to inform you of the organization of a roundtable on Media and Citizenship. The roundtable will take place on 7 November 2012 at the Great Hall of the Faculty of Medicine of Cheikh Anta Diop University (Dakar, Senegal). Communication professionals, researchers, members of civil society will present the role of media in the deepening of democracy. How do these media participate in the building of a citizenship and of an integrated, inclusive and modern Africa by giving voice to citizens and by informing them of local and global issues that concern them? How does citizenship in its new forms, invest media in their pluralities?

15:30 – 15:35Welcome remarksMr Amadou Mahtar Ba,
Chief Executive Officer
African Media Initiative (AMI)
15:35 – 15:40Opening remarksDr.Ebrima Sall
Executive Secretary
Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) Senegal
15.40 – 15.50Opening remarks from the Chair and framing of the debate’s thematicMs Hadeel Ibrahim
Founding Executive Director, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
15.45 – 15.55Key Note AddressAssistant Secretary Michael H Posner
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour
15.55 – 16.40Live exchange with the panellists moderated by ChairPanelists:
- Mrs.Bineta Diop (Executive Director & Founder - Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS)
- Mr Kabiru Abdullahi Yusuf (Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Media Trust Limited)
- Mr Amadou Kanoute (Executive Director CICODEV, Africa)
- Mrs Aminata Diaw Cisse (CODESRIA)
16:40- 16.45DiscussantMameless Camara
16:44- 17:25Q & A SessionFloor Interaction
17.25 – 17.30Vote of ThanksDr Roukaya Kasenally

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