The Media and Communication Studies Unit of UOM, in collaboration with the UNESCO, is organising a conference/dialogue session on the theme ‘Enhancing Democratic Systems: The Media in Mauritius’ on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th September.
The objective is to allow key stakeholders to:
– Take stock of the existing battery of legal and regulatory framework with respect to the media in Mauritius.
– Revisit the various debates / exchanges about the changing role of the media in a democracy.
– Examine the relationship between the media and the different institutions such as the government, regulatory bodies and civil society.
– Explore the good practices available in the area of media regulation / self regulation.
– Engage into dialogue with key stakeholders in relation to the above and ensure a way forward for its prompt implementation.
For more information, read the concept note.
The opening ceremony will be held on Thursday 17th September at 2 p.m. in ELT2 (Engineering Tower). Mr Amadou Ba, CEO of the African Media Initiative will give the keynote address. His profile can be found here.
Read the detailed programme for both days here. Note that the first day (Thursday 16th) will be in ELT2 whereas the second day (Friday 18th) will be in
ELT3 Lecture Theatre 1 of NAC.
Please drop me a line if you are interested in attending. Entrance is free and open to everyone and you can attend any number of sessions on any day. Feel free to disseminate.