Somaliland: Africa Should be Telling its Own Story


Somalilandsun – Bolstering the African Voice- A chance for African media stakeholders to shape the continent’s future

WHAT: Radio 786 (http:// ), a leading South African broadcaster will be hosting a media symposium under the theme: Bolstering the African Voice. The symposium will bring together international experts from America, the Pacific, Latin America and Africa and offer an exciting opportunity to network, dialogue and collaborate in media development. Stakeholders are also invited to submit papers for presentation at the symposium.

WHO: Professor Seif Dana Professor and Chair: Department of Sociology and Anthropology at University of Wisconsin-Parkside (USA)

Professor Steven Friedman Director: Centre for the Study of Democracy at

Rhodes University and University of Johannesburg

Professor Saths Cooper Anti-Apartheid activist

President: Pan-African Psychology Union (PAPU)

Professor Peter Alexander South African Research Chair in Social Change at University of Johannesburg

Media from Latin America, the Pacific, Middle East, Africa

WHERE: Old Mutual Conference Room, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

WHEN: Thursday, 10 September 2015 from 9am to 4pm

Participation is FREE and includes complementary access to the Radio 786 Gala Dinner

WHY: In an era of the African renaissance and with renewed interest in Africa from both the east and west, Africa should be telling its own story. As the media landscape develops, African media must develop their own model to reflect the aspirations, ideals and challenges of the continent. The Radio 786 Media Symposium offers the opportunity to develop this strategy and borrow from the expertise of fellow media in other parts of the world.

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Rushni Allie or Hassen Seria

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About Radio 786

Radio 786 (  ) is an international award-winning station based in Cape Town, South Africa. As the largest talk radio station in its broadcasting locale, it is renowned for its news and current affairs coverage of both local and international topics. Its extensive range of programming also addresses social issues, women’s empowerment, labour matters, sports and the arts. Through its motto: Inform, Educate, Uplift; Radio 786 views its role as a broadcaster which can effect change in the communities it serves and South Africa more broadly.


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