SCHEDULE DETAILS Information of Event Schedules

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9.30 - 10.30 AM Workshop
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Media managers

One-on-one pitching sessions for Media Challenge Fellows with media house recruiters !

10.00 - 10.45 AM Workshop
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Nwali Rahim

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Ssebandeke Joseph

Pre-conference shows and discussions in the MCI studio broadcasted live on MCI Facebook and YouTube

11.00 - 12.30 PM Workshop
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Njoki Chege

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Bill Silcock

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Songa Stone

Media Viability and New Revenue Business Models to Keep Journalism Alive

One of the most affected sectors by the Covid-19 economic crisis was the media. When lockdowns hit, media houses lost their major sources of revenue - advertising and subscribers - and many closed, laid off staff or cut salaries. This was just the latest blow to the industry, which has suffered with declining sales and revenues for years. In such an environment, how can the media and journalists remain viable to continue their important work of informing the public? Which models are working in Uganda, Africa and internationally to support journalists’ welfare and the business of media, and what are their implications on content and ethics? This session will explore new media revenue generation models, innovations and strategies that are being explored in Uganda and abroad to help the media remain viable. It will also look at new challenges and opportunities to media viability being afforded by the Covid-19 crisis and the world going online.

12.30 - 01.00 PM Follow-up discussion
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Nwali Rahim

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Ssebandeke Joseph

Follow-up discussions in the MCI studio broadcasted live

11.00 - 12.30 PM Panel Discussion
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Ibrahim Bbossa

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Cayley Clifford,

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Dapo Olorunyomi

Keeping Journalism Alive! Flattening the Curve of Mis(dis)information and mis(dis)trust through journalism, fact checking and media literacy

During the Covid-19 ‘infodemic,’ a mass of information, misinformation and disinformation has circulated in our media spaces, sometimes with dangerous impacts. What impacts has this mis/disinformation had in the public? How have journalists dealt with the rise in mis/disinformation in a time when credible and accurate information is most needed? What is the role of fact checking, and how effective have various fact checking platforms been? What is the role of media literacy, and are there examples of various media literacy capacity building programs that have made a difference?

9.00 – 10:00 AM Pitching Sessions

One-on-one pitching sessions for Media Challenge Fellows with media house recruiters

10:00– 10:45AM Pre-conference show
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Dan Ayebale

Pre-conference shows and discussions in the MCI studio broadcasted live on MCI Facebook and YouTube

12:30 – 1:00PM Follow-up discussions
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Raymond Mpubani

Follow-up discussions in the MCI studio broadcasted live

09.00 - 11.30 AM Workshop
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Media managers

#MCIZoomPitch: One-on-one pitching sessions for Media Challenge Fellows with media house recruiters

10.00 - 10.30 AM Seminar
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Dan Ayebale

Pre-conference shows and discussions in the MCI studio broadcasted live on MCI Facebook and YouTube

11.00 - 12.30 PM Panel Discussion
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Daniel Lutaya

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Raymond Mpubani

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Julia Hotz

Keeping Journalism Alive: Effective, Ethical and Solutions-based Reporting on the pandemic in a time of elections

12.30 - 01.30 PM Workshop
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Dan Ayebale

Follow-up discussions in the MCI studio broadcasted live

9.00 – 10:00 AM Pitching Sessions

One-on-one pitching sessions for Media Challenge Fellows with media house recruiters

10.00 - 10.45 AM Workshop
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Ursher Kulusum

Pre-conference shows and discussions in the MCI studio broadcasted live on MCI Facebook and YouTube

11.00 - 12.30 PM Panel Discussion
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Caleb Okereke,

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Carol Ariba

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Carol Beyanga

Beyond the Headlines: Unreported, underreported and Ignored issues and stories

The business of media, dominant cultures, censorship and discrimination inevitably leaves gaps in the way certain topics or groups of people are covered in the media. As revenue has shrunk, media houses have also been forced to close regional offices and lay off specialist reporters, worsening the lack of diversity and inclusion in coverage. This session will look critically at media coverage in Uganda and across Africa, identifying important gaps in reporting. Which topics and groups of people are critically ignored, under-reported or presented through unfair stereotypes, and what are the underlying reasons why? What have been the effects of this type of reporting? What are emerging platforms and examples of journalists in Africa who have covered under-reported stories well, and which lessons can we learn from them?

 

12.30 - 01.00 PM Follow-up discussion
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Ursher Kulusum

Follow-up discussions in the MCI studio broadcasted live

9.00 – 10:00 AM Pitching Sessions
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Media managers

One-on-one pitching sessions for Media Challenge Fellows with media house recruiters

10.00 - 10.45 AM Workshop
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Andrew Onen

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Yvonne Njuna

Pre-conference shows and discussions in the MCI studio broadcasted live on MCI Facebook and YouTube

11.00 - 12.30 PM Panel Discussion
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Jan Ajwang

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Robert Sempala

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Haruna Kanaabi

Keeping Journalism Alive: Journalists safety and abuse of media freedoms during a time of Covid-19 and elections

Worldwide, press freedom is declining and journalists are under attack. Authoritarianism has re-emerged in many societies as the world faces corresponding health, economic and environmental crises, often to the detriment of free speech and information. During the Covid-19 pandemic, journalists have been denied access or information due to the classification of the virus as an issue of national security. Lockdowns have sometimes been used as an excuse to repress journalists and free speech. The corresponding election season has only made the problems worse. How have journalists’ safety and the abuse of media freedoms been affected during this time of crisis? How can media houses and journalists uphold their rights to freedom of speech and information? What role does government, civil society and the general public play?