Thursday, 22 June 2017

LIVE: Social Media Conference Uganda 2017

BBC'S Rachael Akidi (top) shares her experience of social media.
@JoyDoreenBiira (left, above) make a point on the panel today
discussing social media. Midlle is @OfwonoOpondo,
the Government Spokesperson. PHOTOS @UgandaMediaCent & @KasUganda
The third edition of the Social Media Conference #UgandaSocialMedia held today provided another opportunity for deepening and expanding the discussions and exploring new perspectives under the theme “Facts, Freedoms and Rights in a Connected World. 



8:00 Registration, Welcome Tea & Bites
9:00 Welcome Remarks by Mathias Kamp, KAS Country Director
9:10 Opening Remarks by Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, Minister of Information & ICT
9:30 Opening Session: Social Media, Blogging and Citizen Journalism: Re-configuring Ethical Standards?
Keynote address by Rachael Akidi (Editor, BBC Africa) Panel discussion:
Monica Chibita (Head, Department of Journalism, UCU)
Grace Natabaalo (Programme Associate, ACME)
Ian Ortega (Founder, & CEO,
Angelo Izama (Analyst, Writer & Blogger)
Moderator: Rukh-Shana Namuyimba/NBS
11:00 Breakaway Sessions Pt.1
Panel 1: Freedom, Responsibility and Regulation: Navigating Online Spaces in Uganda
Vincent Bagiire (Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information)Sarah Kihika (ICTJ/Chapter Four Board)
Jimmy Haguma (Uganda Police)
Geoffrey Wokulira Ssebaggala (Unwanted Witness)
Neil Blazevic (Manager Technology Programme, DefendDefenders)
Moderator: Ivan Okuda (Daily Monitor)
Panel 2: Breaking Barriers? - Youth Engagement through Social Media
Antonio Kisembo (Media Challenge Initiative)
Binyamin Rukwengye (Boundless Minds)
Jackie Kemigisa (Parliament Watch)
Anna Adeke (Youth MP)
Moderator: Raymond Mujuni (Journalist, NTV)
Speakers Corner
The “Digital Humanitarian”: Social Media for Social Good - Philip Ogola (New Media Consultant)
Digital Ubuntu - Cultivating Responsible Digital Cultures
Zawadi Nyong’o (CEO, 7thSense Communications) (tbc)
Host: Solomon Serwanjja
12:45 Lunch
13:45 Breakaway Sessions Pt.1
Panel 3: ICT and Social Media for Development: Leaving No One Behind?
Maureen Agena (CEO, Tune Communications: ICT4D Consultant)
Philip Ogola (New Media Consultant)
Evelyn Namara (CEO,!nnovate)
Patricia Litho (Lecturer, Makerere University)
Lillian Nalwoga (President, Internet Society, Uganda Chapter)
Moderator: Michael Niyitegeka (Social Media Consultant & Trainer)
Panel 4: More Opportunities, More Threats? - Feminist Voices Online
Lydia Namubiru (Data Journalist, ACME)
Patricia Twasiima (Chapter Four)
Zawadi Nyong’o (CEO, 7thSense Communications) (tbc.)
Moderator: Josephine Karungi (NTV News Anchor)   Speakers Corner
The Art of Online Media Manipulation - Mark Kaigwa (Speaker, Author & Entrepreneur / Founder, Nendo)
Africa Blogging: Trends of Political Blogging across the Continent
Anthony Masake & Ruth Aine (Members of the Africablogging initiative)
Social Media and the Art of Political Communication
Don Wanyama (Senior Press Secretary to the President)
Host: Catherine Ageno (KFM)
15:30 Closing Session: Shrinking Horizons? – Online Trends, Algorithms and the New Rise of Populism
Panel discussion:
Rachael Akidi (Editor, BBC Africa)
Mark Kaigwa (Speaker, Author & Entrepreneur / Founder, Nendo)
Rosebell Kagumire (Blogger, Media & Communication Specialist)
Teddy Ruge (CEO, Raintree Farms / Cofounder, Remit & Hive Colab)
Susan Kitariko (Uganda Country Director, Google)
Moderator: Mildred Tuhaise/NBS

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