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Wednesday, September 15 • 14:30 - 16:00
Africa talk: Innovation in distribution of news on messaging platforms

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Messaging platforms are becoming more important for news consumption across many countries in the global South. In Africa, the story is no different. During this discussion, we learn from innovators from across the continent, who will share how they're successfully using various messaging platforms to distribute news.

Organized in partnership with Jamlab Africa.

Moderators
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Jacqui Park

Head of Network Strategy and Innovation, IPI
Jacqui leads IPI’s work on network strategy and innovation. She is a journalist and editor with deep experience building journalism communities around press freedom and high-integrity journalism, particularly in the Asia-Pacific. She is Senior Fellow for Media Innovation at the... Read More →

Speakers
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Amelie Gue

Trainer and founder, AmiNet Project
* Joining online! Journalist, trainer, facilitator on social media in schools,producer and presenter of the TV program on social media and technological innovations AmiNet on BF1 TV. Panelist in international conferences, involved in gender, digital, public policy and development... Read More →
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Mungo Soggot

Founder & CEO, Scrolla
* Joining online! Mungo is founder and CEO of Scrolla. Between 1994 and 2002 he worked on Business Day and then on the Mail & Guardian, where he was investigations editor and then news editor. He also wrote for the Guardian, Africa Confidential and the EIU. In 2003 he left journalism... Read More →
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Richard Akinwumi

Head, Digital Strategy & Technology, Premium Times
* Joining online! Richard Akinwumi is a Digital Strategist and web administrator with over 13 years of experience in information technology, network configuration, digital photography, social media management, technical training, website design, page planning, content management and... Read More →
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Sinatou Saka

Journalist, Editorial project manager, RFI and France 24
* Joining online! Abédjé Sinatou Saka is a Beninese journalist. She currently works for international channels such as RFI and France 24 an international news television network based in Issy-les-Moulineaux in Paris, France. Sinatou is also an editorial project manager. As an alumnus... Read More →
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Sipho Kings

Editorial Director, The Continent
* Joining online! Sipho is the co-founder and editorial director at The Continent. His focus is on creating spaces for reporters to do quality journalism. He previously worked at the Mail & Guardian as acting editor-in-chief and news editor. He is also an award winning environment... Read More →
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Thabiso Sekhula

Distribution Manager, Scrolla
* Joining online! Former journalist from the Tshwane University of Technology. Graduate of the Media 24 Journalism Academy. Former Digital Editor of Daily Sun / Sunday Sun between 2013 and 2017 with the brand growing from 9000 monthly site visitors to over a million monthly and the... Read More →


Wednesday September 15, 2021 14:30 - 16:00 CEST
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