Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Annual Digital Citizen Indaba

I’m delivering a keynote address at the annual Digital Citizen Indaba taking place on the 6- 9 September at Rhodes University in Grahamstown.

According to the organisers, “the DCI aspires to equip Africans with skills related to new media which empower them and the organisations they work for by creating a long-lasting, far-reaching digital voice.”

The event bring together bloggers, podcasters, vodcasters, mobile journalists, citizen reporters, new media practitioners, online industry experts, and civil society representatives, the organisation says.

For more information about the event, visit the web site here

The DCI is part of the Highway Africa Conference, the largest annual gathering of African journalists in the world. Last year the event attracted 701 journalist participants.

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.

For more information about Highway Africa, visit the web site here.



4 comments:

Ramon Thomas said...

Damaria I look forward to seeing you again and what better place than Grahamstown ;-) Lets hook-up on Saturday evening before DCI because I would love to get the inside scoop on your keynote before it happens ;-) Just kidding.

douglasbass said...

I just asked on Twitter if DCI is the South African equivalent of the South by Southwest conference which occurs in Austin, Texas, USA each year.

I spent a summer in RSA in 1970...I was 12, turning 13 at the time.

Hope you'll stop by Twitter sometime...

About Me said...

Hi Ramon

I look forward to hooking up on Sat evening. And thanks for the recommendation for the DCI.

Damaria Senne said...

@Douglasbass - I read up on the South by Southwest, and it sounds different from the DCI.

The DCI is mostly about activism - the tools available to the digital citizen, and how Africans can use these tools for development, have a voice in the global arena.

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