African Media Leaders Meet in Tunis

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From: 10/11/2011
To: 11/11/2011
Location: Tunis, Tunisia

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Freedom of the press and the media in Africa is essential for the economic future of Africa. That was the message that the president of the African Development Bank, Donald Kaberuka, gave in his address at the opening of the Fourth African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) on 10 November 2011 in Tunis. Read more


The African Media Leaders’ Forum is holding its annual meeting from 10 to 11 November in Tunis, with the usual support of the African Development Banks. The opening session was marked by speeches delivered by Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisian Prime Minister, and  Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank.   

The AMLF was created by the African Media Initiative to provide a platform for exchange among media organizations owners in Africa.

African media play a crucial role in promoting human, economic and social development. This led the African Development Bank to establish partnership with this organization.

The meeting will help participants discuss issues relating to social and political changes as means to reinforce democracy and good governance in Africa.

Participants will also discuss media development and prospects challenges in Africa.

Discussions will be organized in high-level panels moderated by renowned guests.