Community Media & Technology Conference

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Open Society Foundation for SA

Workshop - Community Media & Technology

November 21-22, 2005


PROGRAMME

Monday Nov 21

8.00 – 8.45am Registration

8.45 – 9.00am Welcome

09.00 -10.00am Setting the context of telecommunications in South Africa. CONSOLE TLEANE, Freedom of Expression Institute

10.00 - 10.30am A view from Government ZOLISILE MSHUNQANA, Department of Communications

10.30 – 11.00am TEA

11.00 – 12.00 noon Introduction to Open Source Software NHLANHLA MABASO, CSIR

12.00- 12.30pm Introduction to TUCS labs HILTON THEUNISSEN, Shuttleworth Foundation

12.30 - 1.30pm LUNCH

1.30 - 2.30pm Connectivity Options KOBUS ROUX & SHERRIN ISAAC, Meraka Institute, CSIR

2.30 - 3.30pm Introduction to Live Support – what it offers DOUG ARELLANES, Media Development Loan Fund

3.30 - 4pm TEA

4-5.30pm Learning the basics about loading software & using it Hands-On session


Tuesday November 22

8.30 – 9.30am MPCCs and Community Radio – opportunities & partnerships KAREN THORNE, AMAC

9.30 – 10.30am Data bases and IT tools for newsrooms and marketing JUSTIN ARENSTEIN, Africa Eye News Service

10.30 – 11.00am TEA

11.00-11.30am State-funded support SAM GULUBE, Universal Service Agency

11.30 - 12.30pm Conclusion & Way Forward ASHRAF PATEL, Open Society Institute of Southern Africa

12.30 – 1.30pm LUNCH

1.30pm-2.30pm More hands-on practice – using databases and Open Source Software [Optional]