Nima Elbagir to Give Keynote Address at AWiM 2018 Conference

Press release

CNN’s Senior International Correspondent, Nima Elbagir has been announced as the Keynote Speaker of the two-day African Women in the Media 2018 Conference.

African Women in the Media is a group organised by Dr Yemisi Akinbobola, an award-winning journalist, academic, media entrepreneur, and founder of Stringers Africa, the  organisation behind group.

The AWiM 18 conference which is the second edition of the annual event will hold at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and promises to be the largest gathering of female African content  producers from all over the world.

Amulti-award winning journalist, Nima Elbagir exposed slave auctioning of African Migrants in Libyain 2017, sparking a global outcry and earning her a George  Polk Award, and the Royal Television Society award for ‘Scoop of the Year’.

“As we celebrate the year of the woman,our the me this year is Visibility, said Dr Yemisi Akinbobola.”

“In the wake of campaigns like the #MeToomovement, and gender  pay gap scandals,networks like the African Women in the Media are important,not just so we women  in the media can connect and support each other, but so we can initiate change” adds Dr Akinbobola.

AWiM18 is packed with panel discussions, project presentations,training workshops with subjects  ranging from data journalism,to digital marketing.

AWiM’s Flash Talks Series promises to challenge  perspectives on key issues,while the Pitch Zone opportuned journalists and media entrepreneurs to  pitch their ideas to editors,funders and investors.

Media and communication scholars are also invited to submit to the event’s Call for Papers as there will be an academic track.

Early Bird tickets are now open at just $85(£60/N30,000)

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