African Women in Media Calls for Submissions of Abstract for its Eighth Annual Conference

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DR. Yemisi Akinbobola, C.E.O and Co-founder, African Women in Media

The African Women in Media (AWiM), an organization that aims to contribute to the creation of enabling environments for African women who work in the media industry, is calling for abstract submissions from media practitioners, academics, civil society, and policy actors, exploring the theme “Media and Sustainability” from various perspectives for its eighth Annual Conference taking place in Dakar, Senegal, on December 5 and 6, 2024.

The AWiM24 conference will discuss three sub-themes within the broader theme: “Media and Sustainability”. The subthemes are: Media Business and Financial Models – The business and financial models of media businesses; Media and sustainability – The relationship between media and sustainable development goals, including those of human rights, gender equality and climate action; and Media Ecologies – The changing media ecologies in relation to emerging and new technologies, especially artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Given the above sub-themes, the conference invites abstracts in the following and related areas: Sustainable journalism; Media business and management; Artificial Intelligence; Sustainable Development Goals; Media ecologies; Media and the Environment; Media policy and regulation; Entrepreneurship; Safety of journalists; Media and gender-based violence; and Press freedom and freedom of expression.

The other areas are: Violence against women and girls; Women’s studies; Representation; Media studies. Postcolonial studies, Journalism studies; Feminist media; Audiences; Gender studies; Gender policy; Journalism practice; Social media; Media literacy; Climate change and women; Media and social change.

The conference is an entirely in-person event with no live-streaming sessions. Persons who submit an abstract for consideration, should ensure that they can attend the event in person.

The abstract should include 250 words with name, e-mail address, a brief bio, and affiliation using this online form. Innovative formats, panel proposals, fireside chat, IgniteTalks, fishbowl sessions, workshops, and exhibitions are also welcome. Fireside chats, IgniteTalks, fishbowl sessions, and workshop proposals should include a short rationale.

Please visit https://bit.ly/3ywj9Ub for more details about the submission of abstracts.

For any enquiries contact yemisi@africanwomeninmedia.com. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 12 noon (West African Time) on June 7, 2024.