Based on the deliberations at the meeting on August 2nd 2015, it is imperative to give an update on the
takeoff of the caravan from Lagos.
If the caravan was to take off on the 7th of August and stay the night in Lome and arrive in Accra on the 8th this will attract an additional cost of about $420.
But if we leave on the 7th we will arrive in Accra same day and enroute we can pick up the folks from Lome but at no additional cost.
Please let me know your views on this so we can take a decision as soon as possible.
Monday July 6: after weeks of discussions and online meetings the IMC-Africa working group concluded work on the on the draft pedagogy and schedule for the August-2015 indymedia Africa Convergence yesterday. See the detailed schedule below.
Lundi Juillet 6: après des semaines de discussions et de réunions en ligne le groupe de travail de IMC-Africa a conclu hier les travaux sur la pédagogie le calendrier pour le Convergence d’indymedia Africa de Août-2015. Consulter le calendrier détaillé ci-dessous.
In less than one month, grassroots communicators from across Africa will converge in Accra, Ghana for the sixth Independent Media Convergence planned by the IMC-Africa Working Group.
➡ Read on for a summary of the status of the planning!
➡ To donate online, visit tinyurl.com/indyaccra2015
➡ Help us gather equipment: Wish List
IMAGE: Stephen Nyash communicating "by any means necessary." Rest in Peace, Rest in Power!
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada — Several sessions were held on international, cross-sector media solidarity at the annual meeting of the National Campus and Community Radio Association, held last month in the port city of Saint John. Plans are being made to attend and assist with fundraising for the Accra Convergence.
A tragedical bloodbath hit Soussa, the Tunisian touristic city yesterday. A young man had used a Kalashnikov to shoot over 70people of tourists.
The accident was in El Kantaoui tourist zone in Soussa state, according to eye witnesses the terrorist got into the resort from the beach side holding a Kalashnikov hidden inside a parasol, he didn't raise any doubts.
In the last few years the baccalaureate exams have been repeatedly leaked to the social media minutes after the exams begins. Leaks that regularly occur on pages dedicated for this purpose called “Tasribat” (leaks). What's more, a very large number of young Moroccans follow these social media pages; posting exams, and even their corrections for the candidates who manage their way to log in to social media during exam.
By John Bwakali
I arrived in Tunis together with several other participants from East Africa. They were all from the NGO world and although I had never met them before, we networked quite well during the long journey from Nairobi to Istanbul, then to Tunis. This showed the power of the World Social Forum in connecting people.
The World Social Forum, established in 2001, offers a global convergence space for social movement actors and organizations. I attended the recent gathering in Tunis, Tunisia, held in March 2015 as part of the Media@McGill delegation and this was my first experience participating in the WSF. This text offers my reflections on participating in the WSF as a media activist.