Media organizations and professionals from the continent will gather in Nairobi for the inaugural Africa Media Festival.
According to organizers, the event will allow industry participants to exchange cutting-edge trends, technology, and networks.
The event will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Upper Hill, from February 14- 15.
Speakers from South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and Sierra Leone will be on the festival’s schedule.
The festival, with the subject “Reimagine Media,” will bring together media members from all around Africa to discuss the present and future of the African media landscape.
Organizers say AMF is interested in developing a forum for conversations about innovations and forward-thinking projects in various facets of media play.
“We invite media players from across different media spaces, journalists, podcasters, authors, and illustrators to join us and address cultural, social, political, and economic issues around contemporary issues affecting Africa,” Executive Director Baraza Media Maurice Otieno said.
The festival will allow attendees to explore innovation in journalism, education, and business across various industries, including print, broadcast, music, technology, and cinema, and exchange ideas and strategies.
Baraza Media Lab supports the festival and several other partners, including Continent News, Mozilla, Paukwa, and Luminate.
To leverage resources through relationships and knowledge, Alice Munyua, Director of Africa Innovation Mradi, Mozilla, said they would offer grants, fellowship opportunities, research, and advocacy.
“Our aim is to highlight and mitigate the harms and solos caused by technology and artificial intelligence to build a healthier internet ecosystem collectively,” she said.