If your interested in the conference that sees over 500 journalists as well as media owners coming together to discuss issues around media with an emphasis on ICT, don’t miss this opportunity…this opportunity is not limited to South Africa but open to the continent as a whole.
I have to say based on my personal experience at the Highway Africa conference from 2002-2007, this is an opportunity that all Journalists don’t want to miss out on.
The organisation’s website was hacked by some ‘Turkish’ groups so they have temporarily migrated to wordpress http://highwayafrica.wordpress.com/ for more details on the Highway Africa organisation as well as on the comference.
When the website is up and running again it will be http://highwayafrica.ru.ac.za
To the successful applicatnts see you at the conference in September.
CALL FOR APPLICATION TO ATTEND THE HIGHWAY AFRICA CONFERENCE, 8 – 10 SEPTEMBER 2008, RHODES UNIVERSITY, GRAHAMSTOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Highway Africa, a programme of the School of Journalism at Rhodes University, will be hosting the 12th edition of the Highway Africa Conference from 8-10 September in Grahamstown, South Africa.
Highway Africa has a limited number of scholarships for practising African journalists who are keen on learning and using digital media. PLEASE NOTE THE EMPHASIS ON PRACTISING JOURNALISTS. WE DO NOT HAVE SPONSORSHIP FOR ANY OTHER INTERESTED PARTICIPANTS OUTSIDE THIS CATEGORY.
Interested PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS should submit the following information:
- a curriculum vitae with 2 contactable referees
- a 300 word statement on why they are interested in attending the Highway Africa and what will be done with the skills and information acquired
- a letter of support from your Editor or Publisher
Please submit the above by the 30th of June 2008. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE DISCARDED. SEND THROUGH ALL DOCUMENTS AT THE SAME TIME.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete registration and indemnity forms supplied by Highway Africa.
The decision of Highway Africa on the selection of candidates is final.
Applications should be submitted to Luthando Kiti on:
Please do not phone to inquire about your application. We will respond to e-mail correspondence ONLY.