THE ACCRA CONFERENCE 2016
The AMDMC Conference is organised biannually and takes place in a selected African country; presentations at the conference are made by distinguished scholars and individuals from Africa and the rest of the world. The theme for the Accra Conference 2016 is ‘Media, Democracy & Security, the Conference aims to examine the broad impact of the media on democracy.
BACKGROUND: Africa’s emerging democracies in the last two decades have had to co-exist with a vibrant media contestation. The media has relatively emerged as a formidable constituent as it vie for legitimacy in representing the broad masses. This contestation provides the framework for critical examination on how the media impacts on the democratic process. The Conference therefore aims to address and examine various issues of media in the practise of democratic governance in Africa. The event is open to academics, media industry professionals, government agencies, policymakers, regulators, UN agencies, donors, civil society organisations, independent consultants and research groups and students.
PARTICIPATION: The conference aims to bring together delegates from around the world including politician, parliamentarians, media owners and managers; broadcast, print, online and community journalists; academics/students and members of the non-governmental community.
PROGRAMME: The conference is designed to have Three (3) major speakers on each day with an interactive presentation of 10 plenary sessions with 30 speakers and a workshop for media practitioners.
REGISTRATION: Participants are expected to register for the Conference either before or on arrival in Accra. All participants MUST register online to indicate they will be attending the Conference.
The registration fees for the Conference are:
- International participants : US$ 300.00
- African Students attending Conference (but not delivering paper) US$ 250.00
- Ghanaian (General public, students etc) : GHC 450.00
Payment by delegates attending the conference but not delivering paper must also be made latest by 30th July 2016.
Payment can be made either ;
- BY WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER
- OR AFRICASH (UBA) (Nigerian Delelgates)
RECIPIENT: BARIMA ADU-ASAMOA
CONTACT: + 233 200723197
(B) Directly to our designated Account.
ACCOUNT NAME: AFRICA MEDIA DEMOCRACY INSTITUTE
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 01-400-881-234-01
BRANCH: COMM. 1 TEMA GHANA
THE REGISTRATION ENTITLES PARTICIPANTS TO THE FOLLOWING:
- Welcome cocktail reception and cultural performance