Baraza Media Lab to Host 1st Ever Africa Festival in February 2023
Baraza Media Lab to Host 1st Ever Africa Festival in February 2023.
Baraza Media Lab is a co-creation hub that serves as a beacon for leading thinkers to experiment, problem-solve, learn, and incubate new models of telling stories. It provides the space and resources needed to enable media practitioners and entrepreneurs to collaborate, innovate and drive the growth and capacity of independent media in Africa.
Baraza will be hosting the very first African Media Festival in Nairobi, Kenya on the 14th and 15th of February 2023. The theme for the conference is “Re-imagine Media”, whose objective is to create a space for discussions on innovation and forward-thinking initiatives within different facets of media at play.
“For more systemic solutions, we will need the sector players to come together and debate on a collective way forward; that’s why the festival intends to create a space for discussions on innovation and forward-thinking initiatives within different facets of media in play,” Baraza Media Lab Executive Director, Maurice Otieno says.
Africa Media Festival is geared towards creating a community with key media sector players to come together and debate on a collective way forward. A broader and sustained discussion on media sustainability is needed, especially in the wake of an infodemic that we are all experiencing globally.
The two-day conference, targeting 300 delegates, will feature a variety of activities such as panel discussions, workshops, roundtable discussions, pitches, and networking sessions, and will target a Pan-African audience comprised of investors, grant makers, government representatives, social media networks & content creators, journalists, writers, podcasters, filmmakers, AR/VR, and AI experts among other key industry players.