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Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa



Public Debate on Media and Citizenship

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

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 – 15:35 Welcome remarks Mr Amadou Mahtar Ba,
Chief Executive Officer
African Media Initiative (AMI)
15:35 – 15:40 Opening remarks Dr.Ebrima Sall
Executive Secretary
Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) Senegal
15.40 – 15.50 Opening remarks from the Chair and framing of the debate’s thematic Ms Hadeel Ibrahim
Founding Executive Director, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
15.45 – 15.55 Key Note Address Assistant Secretary Michael H Posner
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour
15.55 – 16.40 Live exchange with the panellists moderated by Chair Panelists:
- 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- 16.45 Discussant Mameless Camara
16:44- 17:25 Q & A Session Floor Interaction
17.25 – 17.30 Vote of Thanks Dr Roukaya Kasenally


Public Debate on Media and Citizenship

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