The 2021 edition of the West Africa Media Excellence Awards has been rescheduled for Friday, October 22, 2021. This means both the Conference and Awards Ceremony will be held on the same day (instead of two separate days as earlier advertised).
WAMECA 2021, will be held in Accra, Ghana at the Alisa hotel on the theme: Misinformation, Digital Media Regulation and Journalism in Africa.
This year’s event will be a combination of both virtual and in-person meetings. It will host journalists, editors, media development experts, academics, and representatives from the public sector, civil society organisations, and other regional and international organisations.
The Conference will focus on how the rising spate of dis-misinformation and digital media regulation across Africa is affecting journalism and press freedom. Participants will share insights on the theme and make key recommendations.
The Awards Ceremony will honour journalists in West Africa who have produced compelling works that are positively impacting lives in society.
WAMECA is an initiative of the MFWA to promote media excellence in the sub-region. Each year since its inception, the event brings together stakeholders in the media industry in West Africa and beyond to deliberate on key challenges to media development and explore ways to support the media to promote good governance, regional integration and peace.
This year’s event is being supported by the Embassy of the United States in Ghana, MTN Ghana and STANBIC Bank Ghana with the partnership of over 50 media outlets across the sub-region.
Visit https://www.mfwa.org/wameca/ for more information on WAMECA 2021.
Click here to register for the event.