Nairobi, October 2016 — The Board and Management of the African Media Initiative (AMI) made a major decision this year to rearrange the organization’s annual calendar in order to create additional space to focus on the expanding range and diversity of media leaders’ concerns and discussions.
One outcome of this was that the African Media Leaders Forum, our flagship event, would now be held every other year, alternating with a major conference on a theme to be determined by media leaders. The theme we settled on for the inaugural conference this year was Reporting Africa (how media covers the continent).
The conference, originally scheduled for November 10-11 in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, has been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances and will now be held on December 8-9 along with the Zimeo Excellence in Media Awards ceremony. Entries to the journalism competition have been overwhelming but the initial screening process is now complete.
We will continue to provide updates as the conference date approaches.