The 7th African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) will be held in South Africa from November 6 to 8, 2014. The theme of this year’s forum is: “Turning the Page on Hate Speech – The Role of the Media”.
According to AMLF, “This theme was agreed upon following the signing of the Kigali Declaration in April 2014 by local and regional media leaders, journalists, researchers, and others from the world of media to help prepare professional strategies that can turn the page of hate speech on the African continent.
The AMLF is the largest gathering of media owners and operators on the continent. It has grown exponentially from its 55 delegates who attended its inaugural meeting in November 2008. In 2013, over 700 participants from 53 African countries attended the Addis Ababa Forum. For this year’s seventh edition, some 500 participants are expected, representing media houses, development institutions, academics as well as policy and technical experts who are united by a shared commitment to African development and fostering an informed discussion about issues impacting on human development on the continent.