Prof. Sozinho Francisco Matsinhe, PhD
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Pretoria, August 28 – September 01, 2011 - Conference on African Renaissance Integration and Development as a contribution to the Campaign for African Renaissance
Bamako (Mali), 1-5 September 2011 - An International Jury meets to designate the winners of the sixth Edition of the ECOWAS Prize of Excellence in African Languages and Music in Bamako
Nairobi, August 24-26, 2011 - Operational and planning workshop of the Kiswahili and Malagasy Vehicular Cross-Border Language Commissions
The Media on the other hand occupy a privileged position in modern society with the basic responsibility to help strengthen and support democratic processes, seeking out truth and reporting it to the general populace, disseminating information which influences and shapes public opinion and helping in promoting and preserving cultural heritages worldwide. However, there are great challenges confronting our practicing journalists in discharging this role effectively in Africa. One of such challenges is in the use of terminologies and the orthographies of the African Languages effectively in information dissemination. This was one of the priority areas identified during the VCBL’s planning workshops. This training will help our media practitioners in the use of African terminologies which will help them in reaching a wider audience in their information dissemination and it will help in the development of African Languages and protection of our culture.