All is set for the 6th East African Media Summit which will be held in Kampala, Uganda next week.
The East African Community and East African Business Council (EABC)-organized Summit will open on November 28 at Imperial Royale Hotel, in Kampala, Uganda.
The 28-29 November 2013 Summit whose theme this year is Taking EAC Agenda to the People: Enhancing Media Knowledge and Participation will bring together at least 150 media owners, chief executive officers of media houses, publishers, editors and journalists from across the region.
The conference will discuss on among others how best can the media tell the East African story, the way forward on the establishment of East African Media Advocacy Body, Establishment of East African Media Council as the Regional Regulatory Body and how can EAC partner with the Media to bring regional integration agenda to the people.
Also on Thursday evening, winners of the Third EAC Media Awards will be announced and rewarded for their excellence in reporting the EAC integration.
The Awards ceremony and Gala Dinner will take place at the Speke Resort Hotel, Munyonyo in Kampala, Uganda.
Twelve journalists from the five EAC Partner States are competing for the EAC Secretary General’s Award, which is the overall prize, and for prizes in six other categories that include Business (EABC Chairman’s Award); Agriculture and Food Security; Health; Environment (Green Award) ; Political; and Higher Education reporting award.
The objectives of the Media Summit are to update the media practitioners on the latest developments in the East African integration process; discuss the role of the media in promoting the EAC agenda and; work out the best mechanisms for collaboration between the media industry and the EAC.