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African Women in Media Conference 2018


Yemisi Akinbobola

Birmingham City University, GB
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“I didn’t know it was significant that I am the only female crime reporter, out of a team of 13, in my newsroom”. This statement encapsulates the theme that recurred from many delegates at the conference having been awakened to the realities they experience. That awareness also encapsulates the impact of the conference. With 300 media content producers and scholars – both female and male, the second edition of the African Women in the Media 2018 Conference (AWiM18) held in Ibadan, Nigeria, on 21-22 June, dwarfed the 55 delegates and speakers present at the inaugural conference in Birmingham, UK in July 2017. Over those two days, the rich interaction between delegates from different sectors and across age divides was evident in the panel discussions, workshops, networking sessions and even from keynote sessions held. Our theme for AWiM18 was Visibility. Its tagline: Be Visible to Inspire, has become the call to action for the group.
How to Cite: Akinbobola, Y., 2018. African Women in Media Conference 2018. Communication Cultures in Africa, 1(1). DOI:
Published on 07 Dec 2018.
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