African Women in Media (AWiM) Conference in Kenya, 25-27 July 2019

The ACRP supported six Kenyan female journalists, all previous recipients of ACRP reporting grants, to attend and participate in the African Women in Media (AWiM) Conference, supported by the African Union, on 25-27 July 2019 in Kenya. The AWiM Conference is one of the biggest gatherings of African women in media. 

The journalists included Joyce Njeri Kimani, Moraa Obiria, Lenah Bosibori Mokaya, Christabel Ligami, and Mary Mwendwa, who participated in the panel Developing Stories with a Strong Impact Agenda in Science, Development and Environment Reporting, which was moderated by ACRP Assistant Project Coordinator Bongiwe Tutu. Lilian Mukoche participated in the panel Debunking Fake News and its Impact to the Community.

To read a full report on this workshop, please click here.

The following are the presentations and other resources from the AWiM conference:

China-Africa in Global Comparative Perspective Conference in Belgium, 27-29 June 2018

The Chinese in Africa-Africans in China (CAAC) Research Network held its 5th Research Network Conference entitled China-Africa in Global Comparative Perspective at the Universite libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Brussels on 27-29 June 2018. The three-day conference gathered over 120 international speakers in over 28 panels and two public seminars, in all presenting 113 papers. The aim of the conference was to showcase the latest research on comparative analysis of Africa-China, to promote and participate in constructive Africa-China-Europe dialogue and to facilitate and further develop publications and reports. 

The ACRP funded a French-language panel at the conference entitled Exploring Francophone Spaces in Africa-China Engagements. The panel included three of the ACRP’s Francophone Africa associates and journalists, namely Gerard Guèdègbé (Benin), Christophe Assogba (Benin), and Hasna Belmekki (Morocco), who assessed the dynamics of reporting on Francophone Africa and China via their own reporting from the region.


ÉCOUTER: Panel Francophone Afrique-Chine – Bruxelles (ULB)

ACRP Project Coordinator Barry van Wyk presented a paper at the conference entitled Networking a quiet community: South African Chinese news reporting and networkingThe paper traces the South African Chinese community and how it is networked based on sources from South African Chinese media. This paper is among the first to delve into local South African Chinese media and its revelations about the Chinese community.


LISTEN: Networking a quiet community. South African Chinese news reporting and networking


For more information on the Conference see the CAAC Brussels 2018 Conference BookCAAC Brussels 2018 Programme and Panels, and the CAAC Brussels Conference Summary.