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15th Highway Africa Conference: the role of the media in the global sustainability challenge

From 17 to 19 September journalists from all over Africa will gather to debate the role of the media in the global sustainability challenge at the 15th Highway Africa Conference. The event will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa. Over the years Highway Africa has become the largest gathering of African journalists in the world. As the 17th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (CoP17) in Durban draws closer, the African media will interrogate these key questions:

– How is the global media framing the sustainability challenge?

– How is African media responding to the climate change debates and issues?

– How can African media play a greater role in the information, communication and discourse on climate change and sustainability?

– What are the capacity gaps in African media that hamper effective reporting?

– How can stakeholders partner with African media in terms of deeper understanding and coverage of the climate change and sustainability story?

– How can African media prepare adequately for CoP 17 and what platforms would be used to cover the event effectively?

Highway Africa is a partnership between Rhodes University (School of Journalism and Media Studies) and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), with the support of several partners, development agencies and sponsors.

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