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Main Programme

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
08.30 - 08.45
Welcome Address
Highway Africa Director Mr Francis Mdlongwa
08.30 - 08.45
Opening Keynote - Datafication of the media: Opportunities and threats
Ms Marietje Schaake - International Policy Director at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center and International Policy Fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence; Chaired by Dr Nathan Geffen, GroundUp, South Africa.
08.30 - 10.00
Opening Keynote
Prof. Anthea Garman.
08.30 - 09.00
Journalism all over the world is in an existential crisis. But this profession has many champions who are deeply invested in the ongoing role that journalism plays in enlarging democracy, ensuring freedom of expression and safeguarding the right to information. On day three of this year’s Highway Africa conference we turn to how journalism could be reinvigorated as a renewed force for good in the world. This academic and research track within HA will combine invited speakers with a call for papers on topics which have an unashamedly future focus. We are asking researchers where we see the seeds of rebirth,reimagination and renewal:
08.45 - 09.00
Opening Address
Rhodes University’s Vice Chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela opens the conference
08.45 - 09.00
09.00 - 09.15
Tea Break
09.00 - 09.15
Keynote
Prof Francis Nyamnjoh, chaired by Prof. Anthea Garman.
09.00 - 09.30
Sub-Themes Emerging genres of journalism Emerging shapes and scopes of news organisations and emerging work practices Rethinking journalism curricula Emerging business and revenue models Emerging media innovation and creativity
09.15 - 09.30
Opening Keynote – A critical look at the impact and future of platformisation in Africa
Prof Zizi Papacharissi, Chaired by Prof. Anthea Garman
09.15 - 09.45
09.30 - 09.45
Rethinking the journalism curriculum for new time
09.30 - 10.30
09.45 - 10.00
Africa’s rising in the platform economy: A focus on creativity and innovation
A conversation between Prof. Tawana Kupe, Academic and Vice Chancellor of the University of Pretoria, and Prof. Anthea Garman, head of Rhodes University's School of Journalism and Media Studies.
09.45 - 10.30
10.00 - 10.15
Tea break
10.00 - 10.15
10.15 - 10.30
Keynote - Harnessing Big Data by African media to improve journalism innovation
Adi Eyal, Director at OpenUp, South Africa. Chaired by UN's Chief Resident Representative in Eswatini, Ms Nathalie Ndongo-Seh.
10.15 - 11.45
10.30 - 10.45
First hand testimonies of the impact of platformisation on African media
Panel discussion and Q&A – Mr Styli Charalambous, Daily Maverick, South Africa; Mr Churchill Otienno, Nation Media Group, Kenya; Mr Bakari Machumu, Mwananchi Communications Limited, Tanzania and Ms Slindile Khanyile, Likhanyile Media, South Africa. Chaired by Mr Rod Amner
10.30 - 12.00
Tea Break
10.30 - 10.45
10.45 - 11.00
Emerging shape and scope of news organisations
10.45 - 11.45
11.00 - 11.15
11.15 - 11.30
11.30 - 11.45
11.45 - 12.00
Social Accountability Data Journalism Reporting Awards
Led by Ms Julie Middleton and Mr Francis Mdongwa
11.45 - 12.30
Emerging journalistic work practices
11.45 - 12.45
12.00 - 12.15
Lunch Break
12.00 - 13.00
12.15 - 12.30
12.30 - 12.45
Lunch Break
12.30 - 13.30
12.45 - 13.00
Lunch Break
12.45 - 13.30
13.00 - 13.15
Keynote – Global platformisation’s lessons and solutions: Do they work in Africa?
Dr Anya Schiffrin - Director of the Technology, Media, and Communications specialization at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Chaired by Mr Sbu Ngalwa.
13.00 - 15.00
13.15 - 13.30
13.30 - 13.45
Big Tech and Data, Disinformation, Truth and Inertia
Panel discussion by Dr Anya Schiffrin and Prof. Cameren Peter at the Centre for Analytics and Social Change at UCT Business School, South Africa. Chaired by Khadija Patel.
13.30 - 15.00
Emerging business and revenue models
13.30 - 14.30
13.45 - 14.00
14.00 - 14.15
14.15 - 14.30
14.30 - 14.45
Emerging media innovation and creativity
Ms Athandiwe Saba, Data Editor of the Mail and Guardian
14.30 - 15.30
14.45 - 15.00
15.00 - 15.15
Tea Break
15.00 - 15.15
Tea Break
15.00 - 15.15
15.15 - 15.30
Structured networking sessions
15.15 - 17.00
Information Security and Journalism
Mr  Daniel Cuthbert - Global Head of Cyber Security Research. Chaired by Dr Roukaya Kasenally
15.15 - 16.15
15.30 - 15.45
Interactive research sessions
15.30 - 16.45
15.45 - 16.00
16.00 - 16.15
16.15 - 16.30
Closing remarks and introduction of the academic and research track
16.15 - 17.00
16.30 - 16.45
16.45 - 17.00
Closing
16.45 - 17.00

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021

  • Welcome Address Highway Africa Director Mr Francis Mdlongwa
    08.30 - 08.45
  • Opening Address Rhodes University’s Vice Chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela opens the conference
    08.45 - 09.00
  • Tea Break
    09.00 - 09.15
  • Opening Keynote – A critical look at the impact and future of platformisation in Africa Prof Zizi Papacharissi, Chaired by Prof. Anthea Garman
    09.15 - 09.45
  • Africa’s rising in the platform economy: A focus on creativity and innovation A conversation between Prof. Tawana Kupe, Academic and Vice Chancellor of the University of Pretoria, and Prof. Anthea Garman, head of Rhodes University's School of Journalism and Media Studies.
    09.45 - 10.30
  • First hand testimonies of the impact of platformisation on African media Panel discussion and Q&A – Mr Styli Charalambous, Daily Maverick, South Africa; Mr Churchill Otienno, Nation Media Group, Kenya; Mr Bakari Machumu, Mwananchi Communications Limited, Tanzania and Ms Slindile Khanyile, Likhanyile Media, South Africa. Chaired by Mr Rod Amner
    10.30 - 12.00
  • Lunch Break
    12.00 - 13.00
  • Keynote – Global platformisation’s lessons and solutions: Do they work in Africa? Dr Anya Schiffrin - Director of the Technology, Media, and Communications specialization at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Chaired by Mr Sbu Ngalwa.
    13.00 - 15.00
  • Tea Break
    15.00 - 15.15
  • Structured networking sessions
    15.15 - 17.00

DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021

  • Opening Keynote - Datafication of the media: Opportunities and threats Ms Marietje Schaake - International Policy Director at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center and International Policy Fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence; Chaired by Dr Nathan Geffen, GroundUp, South Africa.
    08.30 - 10.00
  • Tea break
    10.00 - 10.15
  • Keynote - Harnessing Big Data by African media to improve journalism innovation Adi Eyal, Director at OpenUp, South Africa. Chaired by UN's Chief Resident Representative in Eswatini, Ms Nathalie Ndongo-Seh.
    10.15 - 11.45
  • Social Accountability Data Journalism Reporting Awards Led by Ms Julie Middleton and Mr Francis Mdongwa
    11.45 - 12.30
  • Lunch Break
    12.30 - 13.30
  • Big Tech and Data, Disinformation, Truth and Inertia Panel discussion by Dr Anya Schiffrin and Prof. Cameren Peter at the Centre for Analytics and Social Change at UCT Business School, South Africa. Chaired by Khadija Patel.
    13.30 - 15.00
  • Tea Break
    15.00 - 15.15
  • Information Security and Journalism Mr  Daniel Cuthbert - Global Head of Cyber Security Research. Chaired by Dr Roukaya Kasenally
    15.15 - 16.15
  • Closing remarks and introduction of the academic and research track
    16.15 - 17.00

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Opening Keynote Prof. Anthea Garman. · Journalism all over the world is in an existential crisis. But this profession has many champions who are deeply invested in the ongoing role that journalism plays in enlarging democracy, ensuring freedom of expression and safeguarding the right to information. On day three of this year’s Highway Africa conference we turn to how journalism could be reinvigorated as a renewed force for good in the world. This academic and research track within HA will combine invited speakers with a call for papers on topics which have an unashamedly future focus. We are asking researchers where we see the seeds of rebirth,reimagination and renewal:
    08.30 - 09.00
  • Keynote Prof Francis Nyamnjoh, chaired by Prof. Anthea Garman. · Sub-Themes Emerging genres of journalism Emerging shapes and scopes of news organisations and emerging work practices Rethinking journalism curricula Emerging business and revenue models Emerging media innovation and creativity
    09.00 - 09.30
  • Rethinking the journalism curriculum for new time
    09.30 - 10.30
  • Tea Break
    10.30 - 10.45
  • Emerging shape and scope of news organisations
    10.45 - 11.45
  • Emerging journalistic work practices
    11.45 - 12.45
  • Lunch Break
    12.45 - 13.30
  • Emerging business and revenue models
    13.30 - 14.30
  • Emerging media innovation and creativity Ms Athandiwe Saba, Data Editor of the Mail and Guardian
    14.30 - 15.30
  • Interactive research sessions
    15.30 - 16.45
  • Closing
    16.45 - 17.00
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
09.45 - 10.00
Africa’s rising in the platform economy: A focus on creativity and innovation
A conversation between Prof. Tawana Kupe, Academic and Vice Chancellor of the University of Pretoria, and Prof. Anthea Garman, head of Rhodes University's School of Journalism and Media Studies.
09.45 - 10.30
10.00 - 10.15
10.15 - 10.30

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021

  • Africa’s rising in the platform economy: A focus on creativity and innovation A conversation between Prof. Tawana Kupe, Academic and Vice Chancellor of the University of Pretoria, and Prof. Anthea Garman, head of Rhodes University's School of Journalism and Media Studies.
    09.45 - 10.30
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
13.30 - 13.45
Big Tech and Data, Disinformation, Truth and Inertia
Panel discussion by Dr Anya Schiffrin and Prof. Cameren Peter at the Centre for Analytics and Social Change at UCT Business School, South Africa. Chaired by Khadija Patel.
13.30 - 15.00
13.45 - 14.00
14.00 - 14.15
14.15 - 14.30
14.30 - 14.45
14.45 - 15.00

DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021

  • Big Tech and Data, Disinformation, Truth and Inertia Panel discussion by Dr Anya Schiffrin and Prof. Cameren Peter at the Centre for Analytics and Social Change at UCT Business School, South Africa. Chaired by Khadija Patel.
    13.30 - 15.00
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
16.45 - 17.00
Closing
16.45 - 17.00

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Closing
    16.45 - 17.00
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
16.15 - 16.30
Closing remarks and introduction of the academic and research track
16.15 - 17.00
16.30 - 16.45
16.45 - 17.00

DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021

  • Closing remarks and introduction of the academic and research track
    16.15 - 17.00
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
13.30 - 13.45
Emerging business and revenue models
13.30 - 14.30
13.45 - 14.00
14.00 - 14.15
14.15 - 14.30

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Emerging business and revenue models
    13.30 - 14.30
No conferences hours available!
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
11.45 - 12.00
Emerging journalistic work practices
11.45 - 12.45
12.00 - 12.15
12.15 - 12.30
12.30 - 12.45

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Emerging journalistic work practices
    11.45 - 12.45
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
14.30 - 14.45
Emerging media innovation and creativity
Ms Athandiwe Saba, Data Editor of the Mail and Guardian
14.30 - 15.30
14.45 - 15.00
15.00 - 15.15
15.15 - 15.30

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Emerging media innovation and creativity Ms Athandiwe Saba, Data Editor of the Mail and Guardian
    14.30 - 15.30
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
10.45 - 11.00
Emerging shape and scope of news organisations
10.45 - 11.45
11.00 - 11.15
11.15 - 11.30
11.30 - 11.45

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Emerging shape and scope of news organisations
    10.45 - 11.45
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
10.30 - 10.45
First hand testimonies of the impact of platformisation on African media
Panel discussion and Q&A – Mr Styli Charalambous, Daily Maverick, South Africa; Mr Churchill Otienno, Nation Media Group, Kenya; Mr Bakari Machumu, Mwananchi Communications Limited, Tanzania and Ms Slindile Khanyile, Likhanyile Media, South Africa. Chaired by Mr Rod Amner
10.30 - 12.00
10.45 - 11.00
11.00 - 11.15
11.15 - 11.30
11.30 - 11.45
11.45 - 12.00

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021

  • First hand testimonies of the impact of platformisation on African media Panel discussion and Q&A – Mr Styli Charalambous, Daily Maverick, South Africa; Mr Churchill Otienno, Nation Media Group, Kenya; Mr Bakari Machumu, Mwananchi Communications Limited, Tanzania and Ms Slindile Khanyile, Likhanyile Media, South Africa. Chaired by Mr Rod Amner
    10.30 - 12.00
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
15.15 - 15.30
Information Security and Journalism
Mr  Daniel Cuthbert - Global Head of Cyber Security Research. Chaired by Dr Roukaya Kasenally
15.15 - 16.15
15.30 - 15.45
15.45 - 16.00
16.00 - 16.15

DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021

  • Information Security and Journalism Mr  Daniel Cuthbert - Global Head of Cyber Security Research. Chaired by Dr Roukaya Kasenally
    15.15 - 16.15
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
15.30 - 15.45
Interactive research sessions
15.30 - 16.45
15.45 - 16.00
16.00 - 16.15
16.15 - 16.30
16.30 - 16.45

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Interactive research sessions
    15.30 - 16.45
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
09.00 - 09.15
Keynote
Prof Francis Nyamnjoh, chaired by Prof. Anthea Garman.
09.00 - 09.30
Sub-Themes Emerging genres of journalism Emerging shapes and scopes of news organisations and emerging work practices Rethinking journalism curricula Emerging business and revenue models Emerging media innovation and creativity
09.15 - 09.30

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Keynote Prof Francis Nyamnjoh, chaired by Prof. Anthea Garman. · Sub-Themes Emerging genres of journalism Emerging shapes and scopes of news organisations and emerging work practices Rethinking journalism curricula Emerging business and revenue models Emerging media innovation and creativity
    09.00 - 09.30
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
10.15 - 10.30
Keynote - Harnessing Big Data by African media to improve journalism innovation
Adi Eyal, Director at OpenUp, South Africa. Chaired by UN's Chief Resident Representative in Eswatini, Ms Nathalie Ndongo-Seh.
10.15 - 11.45
10.30 - 10.45
10.45 - 11.00
11.00 - 11.15
11.15 - 11.30
11.30 - 11.45

DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021

  • Keynote - Harnessing Big Data by African media to improve journalism innovation Adi Eyal, Director at OpenUp, South Africa. Chaired by UN's Chief Resident Representative in Eswatini, Ms Nathalie Ndongo-Seh.
    10.15 - 11.45
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
13.00 - 13.15
Keynote – Global platformisation’s lessons and solutions: Do they work in Africa?
Dr Anya Schiffrin - Director of the Technology, Media, and Communications specialization at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Chaired by Mr Sbu Ngalwa.
13.00 - 15.00
13.15 - 13.30
13.30 - 13.45
13.45 - 14.00
14.00 - 14.15
14.15 - 14.30
14.30 - 14.45
14.45 - 15.00

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021

  • Keynote – Global platformisation’s lessons and solutions: Do they work in Africa? Dr Anya Schiffrin - Director of the Technology, Media, and Communications specialization at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Chaired by Mr Sbu Ngalwa.
    13.00 - 15.00
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
12.00 - 12.15
Lunch Break
12.00 - 13.00
12.15 - 12.30
12.30 - 12.45
12.45 - 13.00

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021

  • Lunch Break
    12.00 - 13.00
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
12.30 - 12.45
Lunch Break
12.30 - 13.30
12.45 - 13.00
13.00 - 13.15
13.15 - 13.30

DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021

  • Lunch Break
    12.30 - 13.30
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
12.45 - 13.00
Lunch Break
12.45 - 13.30
13.00 - 13.15
13.15 - 13.30

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Lunch Break
    12.45 - 13.30
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
08.45 - 09.00
Opening Address
Rhodes University’s Vice Chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela opens the conference
08.45 - 09.00

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021

  • Opening Address Rhodes University’s Vice Chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela opens the conference
    08.45 - 09.00
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
08.30 - 08.45
Opening Keynote
Prof. Anthea Garman.
08.30 - 09.00
Journalism all over the world is in an existential crisis. But this profession has many champions who are deeply invested in the ongoing role that journalism plays in enlarging democracy, ensuring freedom of expression and safeguarding the right to information. On day three of this year’s Highway Africa conference we turn to how journalism could be reinvigorated as a renewed force for good in the world. This academic and research track within HA will combine invited speakers with a call for papers on topics which have an unashamedly future focus. We are asking researchers where we see the seeds of rebirth,reimagination and renewal:
08.45 - 09.00

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Opening Keynote Prof. Anthea Garman. · Journalism all over the world is in an existential crisis. But this profession has many champions who are deeply invested in the ongoing role that journalism plays in enlarging democracy, ensuring freedom of expression and safeguarding the right to information. On day three of this year’s Highway Africa conference we turn to how journalism could be reinvigorated as a renewed force for good in the world. This academic and research track within HA will combine invited speakers with a call for papers on topics which have an unashamedly future focus. We are asking researchers where we see the seeds of rebirth,reimagination and renewal:
    08.30 - 09.00
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
08.30 - 08.45
Opening Keynote - Datafication of the media: Opportunities and threats
Ms Marietje Schaake - International Policy Director at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center and International Policy Fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence; Chaired by Dr Nathan Geffen, GroundUp, South Africa.
08.30 - 10.00
08.45 - 09.00
09.00 - 09.15
09.15 - 09.30
09.30 - 09.45
09.45 - 10.00

DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021

  • Opening Keynote - Datafication of the media: Opportunities and threats Ms Marietje Schaake - International Policy Director at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center and International Policy Fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence; Chaired by Dr Nathan Geffen, GroundUp, South Africa.
    08.30 - 10.00
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
09.15 - 09.30
Opening Keynote – A critical look at the impact and future of platformisation in Africa
Prof Zizi Papacharissi, Chaired by Prof. Anthea Garman
09.15 - 09.45
09.30 - 09.45

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021

  • Opening Keynote – A critical look at the impact and future of platformisation in Africa Prof Zizi Papacharissi, Chaired by Prof. Anthea Garman
    09.15 - 09.45
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
09.30 - 09.45
Rethinking the journalism curriculum for new time
09.30 - 10.30
09.45 - 10.00
10.00 - 10.15
10.15 - 10.30

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Rethinking the journalism curriculum for new time
    09.30 - 10.30
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
11.45 - 12.00
Social Accountability Data Journalism Reporting Awards
Led by Ms Julie Middleton and Mr Francis Mdongwa
11.45 - 12.30
12.00 - 12.15
12.15 - 12.30

DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021

  • Social Accountability Data Journalism Reporting Awards Led by Ms Julie Middleton and Mr Francis Mdongwa
    11.45 - 12.30
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
15.15 - 15.30
Structured networking sessions
15.15 - 17.00
15.30 - 15.45
15.45 - 16.00
16.00 - 16.15
16.15 - 16.30
16.30 - 16.45
16.45 - 17.00

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021

  • Structured networking sessions
    15.15 - 17.00
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
15.00 - 15.15
Tea Break
15.00 - 15.15

DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021

  • Tea Break
    15.00 - 15.15
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
10.00 - 10.15
Tea break
10.00 - 10.15

DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021

  • Tea break
    10.00 - 10.15
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
09.00 - 09.15
Tea Break
09.00 - 09.15

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021

  • Tea Break
    09.00 - 09.15
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
15.00 - 15.15
Tea Break
15.00 - 15.15

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021

  • Tea Break
    15.00 - 15.15
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
10.30 - 10.45
Tea Break
10.30 - 10.45

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Tea Break
    10.30 - 10.45
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
08.30 - 08.45
Welcome Address
Highway Africa Director Mr Francis Mdlongwa
08.30 - 08.45

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021

  • Welcome Address Highway Africa Director Mr Francis Mdlongwa
    08.30 - 08.45
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
16.15 - 16.30
Closing remarks and introduction of the academic and research track
16.15 - 17.00
16.30 - 16.45
16.45 - 17.00
Closing
16.45 - 17.00

DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021

  • Closing remarks and introduction of the academic and research track
    16.15 - 17.00

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Closing
    16.45 - 17.00
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
08.30 - 08.45
Opening Keynote - Datafication of the media: Opportunities and threats
Ms Marietje Schaake - International Policy Director at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center and International Policy Fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence; Chaired by Dr Nathan Geffen, GroundUp, South Africa.
08.30 - 10.00
Opening Keynote
Prof. Anthea Garman.
08.30 - 09.00
Journalism all over the world is in an existential crisis. But this profession has many champions who are deeply invested in the ongoing role that journalism plays in enlarging democracy, ensuring freedom of expression and safeguarding the right to information. On day three of this year’s Highway Africa conference we turn to how journalism could be reinvigorated as a renewed force for good in the world. This academic and research track within HA will combine invited speakers with a call for papers on topics which have an unashamedly future focus. We are asking researchers where we see the seeds of rebirth,reimagination and renewal:
08.45 - 09.00
09.00 - 09.15
Keynote
Prof Francis Nyamnjoh, chaired by Prof. Anthea Garman.
09.00 - 09.30
Sub-Themes Emerging genres of journalism Emerging shapes and scopes of news organisations and emerging work practices Rethinking journalism curricula Emerging business and revenue models Emerging media innovation and creativity
09.15 - 09.30
Opening Keynote – A critical look at the impact and future of platformisation in Africa
Prof Zizi Papacharissi, Chaired by Prof. Anthea Garman
09.15 - 09.45
09.30 - 09.45
09.45 - 10.00
10.00 - 10.15
10.15 - 10.30
10.30 - 10.45
10.45 - 11.00
11.00 - 11.15
11.15 - 11.30
11.30 - 11.45
11.45 - 12.00
12.00 - 12.15
12.15 - 12.30
12.30 - 12.45
12.45 - 13.00
13.00 - 13.15
Keynote – Global platformisation’s lessons and solutions: Do they work in Africa?
Dr Anya Schiffrin - Director of the Technology, Media, and Communications specialization at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Chaired by Mr Sbu Ngalwa.
13.00 - 15.00
13.15 - 13.30
13.30 - 13.45
13.45 - 14.00
14.00 - 14.15
14.15 - 14.30
14.30 - 14.45
14.45 - 15.00

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021

  • Opening Keynote – A critical look at the impact and future of platformisation in Africa Prof Zizi Papacharissi, Chaired by Prof. Anthea Garman
    09.15 - 09.45
  • Keynote – Global platformisation’s lessons and solutions: Do they work in Africa? Dr Anya Schiffrin - Director of the Technology, Media, and Communications specialization at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Chaired by Mr Sbu Ngalwa.
    13.00 - 15.00

DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021

  • Opening Keynote - Datafication of the media: Opportunities and threats Ms Marietje Schaake - International Policy Director at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center and International Policy Fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence; Chaired by Dr Nathan Geffen, GroundUp, South Africa.
    08.30 - 10.00

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Opening Keynote Prof. Anthea Garman. · Journalism all over the world is in an existential crisis. But this profession has many champions who are deeply invested in the ongoing role that journalism plays in enlarging democracy, ensuring freedom of expression and safeguarding the right to information. On day three of this year’s Highway Africa conference we turn to how journalism could be reinvigorated as a renewed force for good in the world. This academic and research track within HA will combine invited speakers with a call for papers on topics which have an unashamedly future focus. We are asking researchers where we see the seeds of rebirth,reimagination and renewal:
    08.30 - 09.00
  • Keynote Prof Francis Nyamnjoh, chaired by Prof. Anthea Garman. · Sub-Themes Emerging genres of journalism Emerging shapes and scopes of news organisations and emerging work practices Rethinking journalism curricula Emerging business and revenue models Emerging media innovation and creativity
    09.00 - 09.30
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
12.00 - 12.15
Lunch Break
12.00 - 13.00
12.15 - 12.30
12.30 - 12.45
Lunch Break
12.30 - 13.30
12.45 - 13.00
Lunch Break
12.45 - 13.30
13.00 - 13.15
13.15 - 13.30

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021

  • Lunch Break
    12.00 - 13.00

DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021

  • Lunch Break
    12.30 - 13.30

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Lunch Break
    12.45 - 13.30
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
15.15 - 15.30
Structured networking sessions
15.15 - 17.00
15.30 - 15.45
15.45 - 16.00
16.00 - 16.15
16.15 - 16.30
16.30 - 16.45
16.45 - 17.00

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021

  • Structured networking sessions
    15.15 - 17.00
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
08.30 - 08.45
Welcome Address
Highway Africa Director Mr Francis Mdlongwa
08.30 - 08.45
08.45 - 09.00
Opening Address
Rhodes University’s Vice Chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela opens the conference
08.45 - 09.00

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021

  • Welcome Address Highway Africa Director Mr Francis Mdlongwa
    08.30 - 08.45
  • Opening Address Rhodes University’s Vice Chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela opens the conference
    08.45 - 09.00
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
09.30 - 09.45
Rethinking the journalism curriculum for new time
09.30 - 10.30
09.45 - 10.00
Africa’s rising in the platform economy: A focus on creativity and innovation
A conversation between Prof. Tawana Kupe, Academic and Vice Chancellor of the University of Pretoria, and Prof. Anthea Garman, head of Rhodes University's School of Journalism and Media Studies.
09.45 - 10.30
10.00 - 10.15
10.15 - 10.30
Keynote - Harnessing Big Data by African media to improve journalism innovation
Adi Eyal, Director at OpenUp, South Africa. Chaired by UN's Chief Resident Representative in Eswatini, Ms Nathalie Ndongo-Seh.
10.15 - 11.45
10.30 - 10.45
First hand testimonies of the impact of platformisation on African media
Panel discussion and Q&A – Mr Styli Charalambous, Daily Maverick, South Africa; Mr Churchill Otienno, Nation Media Group, Kenya; Mr Bakari Machumu, Mwananchi Communications Limited, Tanzania and Ms Slindile Khanyile, Likhanyile Media, South Africa. Chaired by Mr Rod Amner
10.30 - 12.00
10.45 - 11.00
Emerging shape and scope of news organisations
10.45 - 11.45
11.00 - 11.15
11.15 - 11.30
11.30 - 11.45
11.45 - 12.00
Social Accountability Data Journalism Reporting Awards
Led by Ms Julie Middleton and Mr Francis Mdongwa
11.45 - 12.30
Emerging journalistic work practices
11.45 - 12.45
12.00 - 12.15
12.15 - 12.30
12.30 - 12.45
12.45 - 13.00
13.00 - 13.15
13.15 - 13.30
13.30 - 13.45
Big Tech and Data, Disinformation, Truth and Inertia
Panel discussion by Dr Anya Schiffrin and Prof. Cameren Peter at the Centre for Analytics and Social Change at UCT Business School, South Africa. Chaired by Khadija Patel.
13.30 - 15.00
Emerging business and revenue models
13.30 - 14.30
13.45 - 14.00
14.00 - 14.15
14.15 - 14.30
14.30 - 14.45
Emerging media innovation and creativity
Ms Athandiwe Saba, Data Editor of the Mail and Guardian
14.30 - 15.30
14.45 - 15.00
15.00 - 15.15
15.15 - 15.30
Information Security and Journalism
Mr  Daniel Cuthbert - Global Head of Cyber Security Research. Chaired by Dr Roukaya Kasenally
15.15 - 16.15
15.30 - 15.45
15.45 - 16.00
16.00 - 16.15

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021

  • Africa’s rising in the platform economy: A focus on creativity and innovation A conversation between Prof. Tawana Kupe, Academic and Vice Chancellor of the University of Pretoria, and Prof. Anthea Garman, head of Rhodes University's School of Journalism and Media Studies.
    09.45 - 10.30
  • First hand testimonies of the impact of platformisation on African media Panel discussion and Q&A – Mr Styli Charalambous, Daily Maverick, South Africa; Mr Churchill Otienno, Nation Media Group, Kenya; Mr Bakari Machumu, Mwananchi Communications Limited, Tanzania and Ms Slindile Khanyile, Likhanyile Media, South Africa. Chaired by Mr Rod Amner
    10.30 - 12.00

DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021

  • Keynote - Harnessing Big Data by African media to improve journalism innovation Adi Eyal, Director at OpenUp, South Africa. Chaired by UN's Chief Resident Representative in Eswatini, Ms Nathalie Ndongo-Seh.
    10.15 - 11.45
  • Social Accountability Data Journalism Reporting Awards Led by Ms Julie Middleton and Mr Francis Mdongwa
    11.45 - 12.30
  • Big Tech and Data, Disinformation, Truth and Inertia Panel discussion by Dr Anya Schiffrin and Prof. Cameren Peter at the Centre for Analytics and Social Change at UCT Business School, South Africa. Chaired by Khadija Patel.
    13.30 - 15.00
  • Information Security and Journalism Mr  Daniel Cuthbert - Global Head of Cyber Security Research. Chaired by Dr Roukaya Kasenally
    15.15 - 16.15

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Rethinking the journalism curriculum for new time
    09.30 - 10.30
  • Emerging shape and scope of news organisations
    10.45 - 11.45
  • Emerging journalistic work practices
    11.45 - 12.45
  • Emerging business and revenue models
    13.30 - 14.30
  • Emerging media innovation and creativity Ms Athandiwe Saba, Data Editor of the Mail and Guardian
    14.30 - 15.30
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
15.30 - 15.45
Interactive research sessions
15.30 - 16.45
15.45 - 16.00
16.00 - 16.15
16.15 - 16.30
16.30 - 16.45

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Interactive research sessions
    15.30 - 16.45
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
09.00 - 09.15
Tea Break
09.00 - 09.15
09.15 - 09.30
09.30 - 09.45
09.45 - 10.00
10.00 - 10.15
Tea break
10.00 - 10.15
10.15 - 10.30
10.30 - 10.45
Tea Break
10.30 - 10.45
10.45 - 11.00
11.00 - 11.15
11.15 - 11.30
11.30 - 11.45
11.45 - 12.00
12.00 - 12.15
12.15 - 12.30
12.30 - 12.45
12.45 - 13.00
13.00 - 13.15
13.15 - 13.30
13.30 - 13.45
13.45 - 14.00
14.00 - 14.15
14.15 - 14.30
14.30 - 14.45
14.45 - 15.00
15.00 - 15.15
Tea Break
15.00 - 15.15
Tea Break
15.00 - 15.15

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021

  • Tea Break
    09.00 - 09.15
  • Tea Break
    15.00 - 15.15

DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021

  • Tea break
    10.00 - 10.15
  • Tea Break
    15.00 - 15.15

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Tea Break
    10.30 - 10.45
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
08.30 - 08.45
Welcome Address
Highway Africa Director Mr Francis Mdlongwa
08.30 - 08.45

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021

  • Welcome Address Highway Africa Director Mr Francis Mdlongwa
    08.30 - 08.45
No conferences available!

Corridor programme

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
09.30 - 09.45
Corridor (Day3)
09.30 - 15.30
09.45 - 10.00
Corridor (Day1)
09.45 - 17.00
10.00 - 10.15
10.15 - 10.30
Corridor (Day2)
10.15 - 16.15
10.30 - 10.45
10.45 - 11.00
11.00 - 11.15
11.15 - 11.30
11.30 - 11.45
11.45 - 12.00
12.00 - 12.15
12.15 - 12.30
12.30 - 12.45
12.45 - 13.00
13.00 - 13.15
13.15 - 13.30
13.30 - 13.45
13.45 - 14.00
14.00 - 14.15
14.15 - 14.30
14.30 - 14.45
14.45 - 15.00
15.00 - 15.15
15.15 - 15.30
15.30 - 15.45
15.45 - 16.00
16.00 - 16.15
16.15 - 16.30
16.30 - 16.45
16.45 - 17.00

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021

  • Corridor (Day1)
    09.45 - 17.00

DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021

  • Corridor (Day2)
    10.15 - 16.15

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Corridor (Day3)
    09.30 - 15.30
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
09.45 - 10.00
Corridor (Day1)
09.45 - 17.00
10.00 - 10.15
10.15 - 10.30
10.30 - 10.45
10.45 - 11.00
11.00 - 11.15
11.15 - 11.30
11.30 - 11.45
11.45 - 12.00
12.00 - 12.15
12.15 - 12.30
12.30 - 12.45
12.45 - 13.00
13.00 - 13.15
13.15 - 13.30
13.30 - 13.45
13.45 - 14.00
14.00 - 14.15
14.15 - 14.30
14.30 - 14.45
14.45 - 15.00
15.00 - 15.15
15.15 - 15.30
15.30 - 15.45
15.45 - 16.00
16.00 - 16.15
16.15 - 16.30
16.30 - 16.45
16.45 - 17.00

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021

  • Corridor (Day1)
    09.45 - 17.00
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
10.15 - 10.30
Corridor (Day2)
10.15 - 16.15
10.30 - 10.45
10.45 - 11.00
11.00 - 11.15
11.15 - 11.30
11.30 - 11.45
11.45 - 12.00
12.00 - 12.15
12.15 - 12.30
12.30 - 12.45
12.45 - 13.00
13.00 - 13.15
13.15 - 13.30
13.30 - 13.45
13.45 - 14.00
14.00 - 14.15
14.15 - 14.30
14.30 - 14.45
14.45 - 15.00
15.00 - 15.15
15.15 - 15.30
15.30 - 15.45
15.45 - 16.00
16.00 - 16.15

DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021

  • Corridor (Day2)
    10.15 - 16.15
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
09.30 - 09.45
Corridor (Day3)
09.30 - 15.30
09.45 - 10.00
10.00 - 10.15
10.15 - 10.30
10.30 - 10.45
10.45 - 11.00
11.00 - 11.15
11.15 - 11.30
11.30 - 11.45
11.45 - 12.00
12.00 - 12.15
12.15 - 12.30
12.30 - 12.45
12.45 - 13.00
13.00 - 13.15
13.15 - 13.30
13.30 - 13.45
13.45 - 14.00
14.00 - 14.15
14.15 - 14.30
14.30 - 14.45
14.45 - 15.00
15.00 - 15.15
15.15 - 15.30

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Corridor (Day3)
    09.30 - 15.30
No conferences available in closing-address category!
No conferences available in keynote-address category!
No conferences available in lunch-break category!
DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021 DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021
09.30 - 09.45
Corridor (Day3)
09.30 - 15.30
09.45 - 10.00
Corridor (Day1)
09.45 - 17.00
10.00 - 10.15
10.15 - 10.30
Corridor (Day2)
10.15 - 16.15
10.30 - 10.45
10.45 - 11.00
11.00 - 11.15
11.15 - 11.30
11.30 - 11.45
11.45 - 12.00
12.00 - 12.15
12.15 - 12.30
12.30 - 12.45
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13.00 - 13.15
13.15 - 13.30
13.30 - 13.45
13.45 - 14.00
14.00 - 14.15
14.15 - 14.30
14.30 - 14.45
14.45 - 15.00
15.00 - 15.15
15.15 - 15.30
15.30 - 15.45
15.45 - 16.00
16.00 - 16.15
16.15 - 16.30
16.30 - 16.45
16.45 - 17.00

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021

  • Corridor (Day1)
    09.45 - 17.00

DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021

  • Corridor (Day2)
    10.15 - 16.15

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Corridor (Day3)
    09.30 - 15.30
No conferences available in opening-address category!
No conferences available in presentation category!
No conferences available in research-session category!
No conferences available in tea-break category!
No conferences available in welcome-address category!
No conferences available!