[FoME] Einladung, Media & Makers: Juba 2012

Klaas Glenewinkel klaas at mict-international.org
Mo Okt 22 06:11:13 CEST 2012


*Open Knowledge & Sustainable Media Forum*

December 11 - 13, 2012, Juba, South Sudan

MEDIA & MAKERS: JUBA is an attempt to chart the common ground between 
media businesses and the open source movement in Sudan and South Sudan. 
The conference will explore new solutions for the extraordinary 
challenges faced by the two countries, look at new ways to make use of 
existing resources, and examine new means of participatory media 
production, innovation, and collaboration across all sectors of 
society.It will be an opportunity for experts and media practitioners 
from South Sudan, (North) Sudan, and other parts of the world to discuss 
the future of the media sector and the role of the open systems/open 
data movement for the world's two youngest nations.

Both Sudan and South Sudan face the complex challenge of establishing 
stable and democratic structures and laying the foundation for new civil 
societies. Amidst the euphoria of a new start, political repression and 
economic necessities, the media play a central role as a citizens' 
forum, as watchdogs, and as mediators. From this point of view, access 
to information, the aggregation and distribution of knowledge, and the 
practice of free expression and debate are major elements in the complex 
establishment of democratic structures in post-conflict regions.

MEDIA & MAKERS: JUBA aims to develop scenarios for a sustainable media 
sector in South Sudan and Sudan, with a particular emphasis on openness, 
accessibility and transparency. The three-day event will consist of 
small working groups, framed by international keynotes. We will bring 
together start-up entrepreneurs with experienced business people, 
seasoned policy makers with enthusiastic activists, representatives of 
traditional mass media with the protagonists of the social media 
revolution, and lofty theorists with practitioners on the ground. We 
expect these meetings to yield intense debates, new ideas and 
collaborative efforts to build a sustainable, transparent and 
accountable media sector in Sudan / South Sudan.

_Contact & registration:_

_If you are interested in participating in the conference, please don't 
hesitate to get in touch with us. Please include a short statement about 
your motivation to attend, and don't forget to indicate your areas of 
interest. Registration is free of charge, however, you will have to pay 
for your travel, accommodation, and food. _


Philipp Hochleichter (mict / Media & Makers project coordinator)

hochleichter at mict-international.org

www.mict-international.org <http://www.mict-international.org>

_About us_

MICT <http://www.mict-international.org>(Media in Cooperation and 
Transition) is an NGO specialized in media capacity building in crisis 
regions with a focus on the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. With 
support from the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, MICT has been 
running journalism training projects, voter education and cultural 
programs in both North and South Sudan since 2008. In cooperation with 
Stephen Kovats (r0g_media <http://r0g-media.org/>), the former director 
of the Transmediale festival, MICT held the "Open Source Juba" (#OSJUBA) 
event in Berlin last June.

The MEDIA & MAKERSevent is funded by the Federal Foreign Office of 
Germany, and supported by UNESCO and UNICEF.


media in cooperation &  transition

Klaas Glenewinkel, Managing Director

klaas at mict-international.org
mobile ++49 151 504 234 55

->  mict gGmbH, brunnenstrasse 9 / 10119 berlin / germany
phone ++49 30 484 9302 16 / fax ++49 30 690 88 390


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