African media chart course on NEPAD news coverage
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa.;
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The first Regional Media Dialogue between officials of the African Union Commission, the NEPAD Secretariat, representatives of UN agencies and media executives ended in The Vaal, South Africa, on 20 February 2009. The Consensus Declaration and a series of recommendations adopted at the end of the meeting underscore the increasing role of the media in Africa’s development and willingness by media organizations to do more on development reporting. Perhaps more significant was the general agreement by the AUC, NEPAD and UN agencies to facilitate media coverage of their institutions for greater efficiency. The two-day dialogue created an opportunity for direct contact and interface with senior officials and decision makers from the African Union Commission and the NEPAD Secretariat. The dialogue created an environment that was conducive for frank and open discussions targeted at clarifying NEPAD and for arriving at specific steps for effectively promoting it at the regional, sub regional and national levels, according the conveners of the meeting.