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Be inspired by over 20 speakers . Check these upcoming  2021 speakers.

Prof. Tawana Kupe

Prof. Tawana Kupe

Academic and Vice Chancellor, University of Pretoria

Cameren Peter

Prof. Cameren Peter

Centre for Analytics and Social Change at UCT Business School, South Africa

Marietje Schaake

Ms Marietje Schaake

International Policy Director, Stanford University

Zizi Papacharissi

Prof. Zizi Papacharissi

Professor and Head of the Communication Department, University of Illinois-Chicago, USA

Anya Schiffrin

Dr Anya Schiffrin

Director, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs

Roukaya Kasenally

Dr Roukaya Kasenally

CEO, African Media Initiative (AMI) and Associate Professor in Media and Political Systems at the University of Mauritius

Styli Charalambous

Mr Styli Charalambous

Publisher & CEO, Daily Maverick

Bakari S. Machumu

Mr Bakari Muchumu

Executive Editor, MC & AG

Nathan Geffen

Dr Nathan Geffen

Founder and Editor, Groundup

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Discover the top topics

Learn from more than 10 sessions and research tracks.


  • A critical look at the impact and future of platformisation in Africa
  • Africa’s rising in the platform economy: A focus on creativity and innovation
  • First hand testimonies of the impact of platformisation on African media
  • Global platformisation’s lessons and solutions: Do they work in  Africa?
  • Datafication of the media: Opportunities and threats
  • Harnessing Big Data by African media to improve journalism innovation
  • Social Accountability Data Journalism Reporting Awards
  • Big Tech and Data, Disinformation, Truth and Inertia
  • Information Security and Journalism


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