To have a vibrant and growing network of African journalists empowered to advance democracy and development through their understanding and use of appropriate technologies.
For 19 years Now!
The Highway Africa Conference is hosted by Rhodes University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies in partnership with the Department of Communications (South Africa), Corporate South Africa, development agencies and media associations. For eighteen years the Highway Africa conference has been at the centre of Africa’s debates on journalism, media and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The conference has over the years become the largest annual gathering of African journalists in the world. In the last seven years Highway Africa has evolved into a multi-pronged programme with the following components: Research: mapping the terrain of the challenges of the interface of technology, journalism and the media; Education and Training: responding to the identified gaps this project makes a practical intervention by re-skilling, upskilling, educating and training journalists; Conference: the flagship of the programme, it is the forum for critical reflection on journalism, media, technology and development in Africa