About Highway Africa
Visit the Rhodes Highway Africa Chair site: Highway Africa
Visit the Highway Africa web site: www.highwayafrica.com
This conference, co-hosted by the School and the South African Broadcasting Corporation, has become one of the most exciting New Media events on the continent. Since its launch in 1997, Highway Africa has developed a reputation as the conference that engages with the most important issues facing New Media practitioners in Africa.
The Highway Africa conference is the largest annual
gathering of African journalists on the continent. This well-established conference concentrates on new
media issues relevant for journalists, encompassing
the policy, economics, development and technology
questions around Information and Communication
Technologies (ICTs). It aims to help facilitate African media’s integration into the Global Information Society. Of relevance to the 2006 conference is that Highway Africa is rolling out a number of continuous activities that will feed into the event, including a symposium and several research projects on media and ICTs. At the conference students can get involved in the daily newspaper Open Source, and the website.
Highway Africa News Agency (HANA)
Visit the Highway Africa News Agency web site.
Highway Africa has set up a news service called
Highway Africa News Agency. This agency seeks to
cover ‘Information Society’ and ICT issues. The agency has established an Africa-wide network of journalists who act as correspondents. To date this network has covered the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva in 2003, Africa Telecomms Summit (Cairo, May 2004), WSIS PrepCom 1 (Tunis, July 2004), and the Highway Africa 2005 Conference(September), as well as WSIS Tunis 2005.