Meeting to tackle new media

HARARE - Magamba Network will hold conferences on citizen journalism and technology this week in Gweru and Bulawayo.

The meetings, going under the name The Hub, will kick off at the Midlands State University in Gweru on Wednesday before concluding a day later at the National Art Gallery in Bulawayo.

Resource persons for the conferences include 263 Chat creator Nigel Mugamu, Fungai Tichawangana, the founder of award-winning online entertainment publication Zimbojam and the founder of Nafuna TV Nqobizitha ‘Encore’ Mlilo.

Presentations will also come from Kalabash Media editor Nick Monro, Zenzele Ndebele from Radio Dialogue and blogger Liz Nyamuda.

Apart from citizen journalism and technology, The Hub conferences will also debate new media as part of attempts to set the stage for the creation of powerful space to share, analyse and map ways to open up societies.

The Hub is part of events being held to publicise the Shoko Festival that will take place in Harare from September 25 to 28.

One of Zimbabwe’s leading festivals recently held a poetry competition held in conjunction  with Poetry International (Holland) website that was won by spoken word artist Christopher ‘Vokal Da Poet’ Chiwanza.

Shoko Festival has enlisted 10 public figures to represent it locally and across the borders of the country.

The Shoko ambassadors, who will be the face of the festival, include Dadza D, BaShupi, Hope Masike, Tehn Diamond, Clive Chigubhu, Ammara Brown, Djembe Monks and 263 Chat creator Nigel Mugamu, DJ Ray Dizz and ZiFM Stereo DJ Jason Le Roux.

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