Leading free expression and media development organisations from all 16 countries in West Africa will meet in Accra, Ghana, for the West Africa Conference on Media and Participatory Governance.
The Conference which is under the theme: Promoting Professional Journalism for Good Governance in West Africa will take place on March 15-17, 2016 at the Mensvic Grand Hotel in Accra, Ghana.
Participants will deliberate on and identify key challenges in the areas of freedom of expression and the role of the media in promoting good governance, regional integration and peace in West Africa.
The keynote address will be delivered by the President of the Transitional Parliament of Burkina Faso, Hon. Moumina Cheriff Sy. The conference will also feature panel discussions with national, regional and international experts in the areas of access to information offline and online, and safety of journalists.
Also present at the Conference will be representatives from the ECOWAS Commission, UN agencies and donors, and civil society groups.
For further information contact Programme Officer, Rikke Sig Hansen on +233 545 705 454/ info (@) mfwa.org
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