AKU-GSMC will be hosting an evening of deliberation and networking, themed ‘Leadership for Change: How to Adapt and Thrive in Challenging Times’.
So you want to be a NOVELIST? We can help, whether you’re just embarking on the great adventure of writing or are halfway through. Enjoy a day of inspiration, learning and a chance to network with other writers.
TRUST BUT VERIFY-Collaborations Among Media, Government and Civil Society to Promote “Democracy that Delivers”
Date: 30th November Venue: 7th Floor, 9 West Building, Westlands The Social Accountability Media Initiative [SAMI] project, developed by the Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) at the Aga Khan University (AKU), Nairobi, in partnership with the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) of the World Bank, was launched in February 2015 to raise […]
If you work for a corporation, you know that handling the news media poorly can lead to bad publicity, a crippled brand, and public misperceptions about your work and what you stand for. But managing the media effectively can garner publicity that’s both timely and positive, and can catapult your brand from anonymity to a […]
Course Summary Public sector communication is in a class of its own. It’s not like corporate, financial or retail public relations, and it’s not marketing. We are not trying to get people to spend money or buy anything; we are trying promote government’s presence, objectives, and achievements. This course will teach you how to do […]
Social media, once thought to be a raging fad, is clearly here to stay. And corporations have accepted that, plunging headlong into the social space in an effort to avoid being seen as slow-footed, or worse, old-fashioned. But in the rush, many corporations have yet to craft a compelling social media strategy, and just as […]
The two-day conference on Media in Muslim Contexts will bring together a broad and international range of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners, from a variety of disciplinary and geographical backgrounds. Themes include media and the invention of history; media and the nation; media as vehicles of resistance; iconoclasm and image wars, satire, the impact of new […]
This practical, one-day course is designed to prepare you to act on that inevitable day. Taught by one of East Africa’s foremost experts in crisis communications, the seminar will ensure that you and your team plan and prepare with thoughtfulness and precision and then, most importantly, execute with the discipline and skill that blunts the […]
Panel Highlight: Political campaigns have become more intentional about where and with whom they invest their money. Technology and digital advertising are driving these decisions largely because the internet and social media have fundamentally changed how campaigns strategize and communicate with their constituents. The panel will be at Lenana Room, KICC on Friday 16th September […]
VENUES Conference venue: The Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications, 9 West Building, 7th Floor, Mkungu Close, Off Parklands Road, at the Sarit Centre roundabout, (Westlands) Nairobi, Kenya Public Seminar venue: Pride Centre, PrideInn Hotel Westlands, Westlands Road, (Westlands) Nairobi, Kenya
Background The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) was launched in September 2015 at the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, where Kenya reaffirmed its commitment as Anchor Partner. The Political launch set in motion key processes of the Partnership as it worked towards its institutional phase. To this end the GPSDD Interim […]
The Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications and IPSOS, the global polling and research company held an engaging conversation on the power of data-driven journalism-The Broken Link-Data vs Story on 14th January 2016. The panel of experts included Aggrey Oriwo, managing director of IPSOS East Africa, and the preeminent political analyst Tom […]
Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications is hosting a new generation of students and practitioners as they learn how to design international development projects rooted in local solutions. Through a partnership between The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and Locus, a landmark initiative dedicated to finding new solutions to old […]
The Graduate School of Media and Communications will host its second data journalism bootcamp in partnership with Code For Africa. This two-day course, by invitation only, will focus on encryption and digital security — hands-on training to help journalists protect themselves, their information and their sources online, including use of the security and analytics “afriLEAKS” […]
Cocktail reception with Michael Peel, Asia editor of the Financial Times, who discusses his book on the Nigerian oil bonanza, A Swamp Full of Dollars. The Nigerian elections, a new military president for Africa’s biggest democracy, the crack-down on Boko Haram, falling oil prices: what does it all mean for us?
The BBC uses AKU to unveil its strategy for the future of news in the digital era. (Hint: It’s Africa.)
A free-wheeling public forum with World News editor Peter Horrocks, Africa bureau chief Jonathan Chapman and Digital Editor Dmitry Shishkin. An audience of more than sixty media movers and shakers attended, from heads of major media houses to television anchors, news reporters and editors.
Former CNN lead news producer for Christiane Amanpour and eight-time Emmy-winner Andrew Tkach previewed his latest documentary on the revolution in Ukraine, Generation Maidan. The film is currently touring the European film festivals prior to its release by a leading US network.