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About The Conference

The Highway Africa Conference is a project of Rhodes University (Grahamstown, South Africa). The 22-year old event is supported by a variety of partners including Government, corporate South Africa and development agencies. The key focus is the impact of digital technologies (internet and mobile) on journalism and the media and, by extension, society.

WHERE

Rhodes University
Grahamstown, SA

WHEN

Thursday to Friday
November 29 to 30th, 2018


Conference App

2018 Theme:Digital Citizenship

The changing relationship of media and society

1. Connecting Everyone: Universal Access
2. Enter the Mobile Phone
3. The Evolution of the Newspaper
4. Radio and the Digital Sphere
5. Television and the 2nd Screen
6. How Social is Social Media?
7. Belonging and Identities in Cyberspace
8. Education and Training for Journalists: emerging issues.


Come and witness a great conference

The conference will be a mix of:

• Keynote addresses
• Plenary presentations
• Parallel sessions
• Book launches
• Training workshops
• Networking dinners


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Conference Schedule

The 2018 Schedule
  • 26th – 28th Nov

    Training Workshops

  • 28th Nov

    Conference

  • 29th Nov

    Conference

  • 30th Nov

    Conference

  • 08:00 - 17:00
    Where
    Media Matrix building, School of Journalism and Media Studies, prince Alfred Road.

  • 08:00 - 17:00
    Where
    Media Matrix building, School of Journalism and Media Studies, prince Alfred Road.

  • 08:30 - 09:30
    Where
    Eden Grove (Blue)Complex, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

  • 08:30 - 09:00
    Where
    Eden Grove (Blue)Complex, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

  • 08:30 - 09:00
    Where
    Eden Grove (Blue)Complex, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

  • 09:00 - 09:30
    Digital Citizenship in the Age of Trump
    Where
    Eden Grove (Blue)Complex, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

  • 09:30 - 11:00
    Digital Citizenship in the Age of Trump
    Where
    Eden Grove (Blue)Complex, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

  • 09:30 - 11:00
    Digital Citizenship in the Age of Trump
    Where
    Eden Grove (Blue)Complex, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

  • 09:30 - 11:00
    Digital Citizenship in the Age of Trump
    Where
    Eden Grove (Blue)Complex, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

  • 09:30 - 11:00
    Digital Citizenship in the Age of Trump
    Where
    Eden Grove (Blue)Complex, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

  • 11:00 - 11:30
    Where
    Eden Grove (Foyer)

  • 11:30 - 13:00
    Making the case for democratization of the digital public sphere
    Where
    Eden Grove (Blue)Complex, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

  • 13:00 - 14:00
    Where
    Eden Grove (Foyer)

  • 14:00 - 17:00
    TAEF Freedom of Expression Festival 2019
    Where
    Eden Grove (Seminar room1)

  • 14:00 - 15:30
    Rethinking Journalism Education & Training
    Where
    Eden Grove (Blue)Complex, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

  • 15:45 - 17:00
    harassment and silencing of voices
    Where
    Eden Grove (Blue)Complex, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

  • 15:45 - 17:00
    Online Safety – emerging Policy issues with Film & Publications Board (FPB)
    Where
    Eden Grove (Blue)Complex, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

  • 19:00 - 22:00
    Where
    Nelson Mandela Hall

  • 08:45 - 09:30
    Supporting digital media innovation in Africa
    Where
    Eden Grove (Blue)Complex, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

  • 09:30 - 11:00
    Entrepreneurial Journalism
    Where
    Eden Grove (Seminar room 1,2)

  • 09:30 - 11:00
    Science Solutions Journalism
    Where
    Eden Grove (Seminar room 1,2)

  • 11:30 - 13:00
    Data Journalism
    Where
    Eden Grove (Seminar room 1,2)

  • 11:30 - 13:00
    Freedom of Information and Digital Rights in Africa
    Where
    Eden Grove (Seminar room 1,2)

  • 13:00 - 14:00
    Where
    Eden Grove (Foyer)

  • 14:00 - 15:30
    Where
    Eden Grove (Seminar room 1,2,3)

  • 14:00 - 15:30
    Where
    Eden Grove (Seminar room 1,2,3)

  • 14:00 - 17:30
    TAEF Freedom of Expression Festival 2019
    Where
    Eden Grove (Seminar room 1,2,3)

  • 16:00 - 17:30
    Data Journalism
    Where
    Eden Grove (Seminar room 1,2,3)

  • 18:30 - 22:00
    Where
    Steve Bantu Biko Building

Our Speakers

Location & Venue

Rhodes University, Grahamstown (Eden Groove Complex)

Eden Grove Centre is a modern double storey venue, which is ideally suited for conferences. It houses five modern fully air-conditioned and state-or-the-art lecture theatres. It boasts a delightful open-plan and spacious foyer/concourse area, perfect for conference displays and/or exhibitions, and for hosting special teas, lunches and cocktail parties.

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