The 10th IREN Eastern Africa Media Training – 2012
Revolution to Benefit Africa
Date: March 14 – 17, 2012
Sarova Whitesands Hotel, MombasaKenya
Industrial Revolution led
abolition of physical enslavement of Africans and transformed the
political and economic landscape. Digital Revolution is the recent surge
manipulation of the physical reality into the non physical, popularly
to as electronic data. Through digital computing and communication
the World now is more interconnected than ever before.
Region Economic Network
(IREN) offers Journalists, Communication experts and Opinion Leaders an
opportunity to participate in the upcoming 10th IREN Eastern
Media Training to explore the following questions:-
Does Increase in information circulation
necessarily lead to an informed citizenry?
Does the Digital Revolution have an intrinsic
and autonomous power to shape and transform society?
How can East Africans harness Digital Revolution
for wealth creation and build stable societies?
What is the role of individual citizens,
journalists, communication experts and opinion leaders in the Digital
How to Participate
Interested participants should
submit a 200 word abstracts on the above theme by February 17, 2012 to Zaina@irenkenya.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Selected
submissions will be notified by February 29, 2012.
in 2001, Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) has
organized over 75 high profile forums and hosted over 5,000 delegates
across the globe with varied professional backgrounds. The IREN Eastern
Media Training is one of IREN’s key forums that targets media
annual brainstorming sessions on various issues that affect Eastern
For the last nine years, IREN has
trained over 400 journalists and communicators from Kenya,
Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda,
Ethiopia, Ghana, Zambia
and Southern Sudan
who cover business, governance and other developmental issues. The IREN
Africa Media Training aims at exposing media practitioners to factors
influence events in the world and to principles of wealth creation.
2012 Harnessing Digital Revolution to
2011 Is Eastern Africa Ready for China-India and
2010 The Billionth Africa
Resources Conflict: Whose Interest does the Press Serve?
The Role of the Media in Positioning Africa in the 21st
2007 Turning Africa’s
People into a Resource
2006 Conquering Poverty through Business
in Eastern Africa
2005 Property Rights in the African Context
Business and International Trade
2003 World Trade
Organization and Africa
The annual themes are set in line with the
received from the previous meeting as well as topical issues. In all
Eastern Africa Media Training meetings, varying viewpoints are key
discussion. Interested persons apply to attend the meeting and all
delegates are notified through email and phone.
By Josephat Juma Mr. Juma is an African Executive Writer