The second annual Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Social Media Conference was held July 19 at the Kampala Serena Hotel. It brought together key stakeholders from academia, government, civil society and the media to have a constructive exchange on the opportunities and challenges of the growing social media sphere and to assess how it is shaping the political and social landscape in the country.
In his keynote address Daniel Kalinaki, Managing Editor, Regional Projects and Convergence Nation Media Group said "social media are transforming the way audiences engage with information, authorities and institutions of traditional power in Uganda but participation is yet to give way to contestation of dominant narratives and entrenched power structures."
Below, we share tweets from the event, and at bottom, the Keynote Address.
Below is the keynote address by Daniel K. Kalinaki, Managing Editor, Regional Projects and Convergence Nation Media Group, delivered at the second annual Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Social Media Conference that took place in Kampala on 19 July 2016.