by Rachel Ogbu//
On the 27th of July 2017, Birmingham City University will place host to the African Women In The Media symposium to discuss and debate the issues affecting African women in the media.
The symposium aims to bring together African women working in the media, and academics in the field of media and communications concerned with media, diaspora, race, gender, representation, and African feminism. The objectives are to engage in debates on issues affecting African women in the media, provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas between academia and industry, and opportunities for networking.
With a focus on news media, the central questions the symposium will seek to answer are:
· What challenges do African women working in the media face?
· How are these challenges being addressed? How might they be?
· How are African women represented in the media?
The event funded by MeCCSA Women’s Media Studies Network, Birmingham Centre for Media and Culture Research (BCMCR) and Birmingham City University will have writer, and the founder of the feminist blog, MsAfropolitan, Minna Salami give the keynote address.
There will be discussions focused on nclusion and diversity in British media organisations, Voices of African women in Diaspora and online media, and African women in the media: A Trans-African outlook with a networking slot tagged, Pitch Zone with Dorothy Byrne, Head of News and Current Affairs, Channel 4.
The goal of this symposium is to establish an action-orientated, supportive, and, empowering network that bridges academia and industry. For more details on how to attend, Click here.