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French Journalist and International Consultant at Radio Days Africa

French Journalist and International Consultant at Radio Days Africa
1-3 July 2015
Wits Club, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

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With the support of the French Embassy / French Institute of South Africa, Sophie Marsaudon, French journalist from Radio France Internationale (RFI), and Andrew Manderstam, international consultant for French multimedia company Lagardère and vice-president of SA multimedia marketing company Mediamark, take part to the sixth edition of Radio Days Africa.

Sophie Marsaudon will talk around “Reporting terror & xenophobia” with Tunde Akpej, Knight Fellow, on Thursday 2 July from 12:00pm to 12:45pm, as part of “The Public and Community Day”. She will also lead a masterclass on “Managing Sexual Danger in Conflict Reporting” on Friday 3 July from 12:00pm to 12:45pm, as part of “The Edgy Day”.

Sophie Marsaudon will also take part to a roundtable discussion about Freedom of Expression with members of the SA media at the National Arts festival on Saturday 4 July at 10.00am at the Blue Theatre, Eden Grove. More information here 

Andrew Manderstam will talk around “Digital challenges and opportunities” on Wednesday 1 July from 11:15am to 12:00pm, as part of “The Mainstream Day”.

The Wits Radio Academy’s annual radio conference has become the premier gathering of radio leaders on the continent. It’s where they grapple with issues facing the medium in a changing environment, get inspired by the best new ideas from here and abroad, and learn new skills.

The conference will bring together around 50 top international speakers, and 200 and upwards delegates from public, commercial and community radio; producers, managers, on-air talent, sales and marketing staff and anybody else interested in the medium. It’s the conference for everybody interested in radio and its future. This year, the theme is Radio 2.0, concentrating on the new shapes and forms the medium will take.

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Event Details
Dates: 1-3 July 2015
Venue: Wits Club, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Programme and other information
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Phone: 011 717 4083
Facebook: Wits Radio Academy
Twitter: follow @JhbRadioDays

Full package: R3500, 3 days, including lunches, teas, conference pack, welcome event.
Early bird rate available until end May.
Single day: R1500.
Talk to us about group discounts etc.

About Sophie Marsaudon 
French news producer at Radio France international (RFI), she has spent much of her career working for international radio stations. She started at the BBC, where she spent eight years roaming the African continent before opening the BBC’s first African office in Abidjan. She then joined RFI and has successively worked for the station’s Economics, African, International and French departments. The 1997 winner of the Bayeux War Correspondent Award, Sophie Marsaudon now heads up training courses at the Académie France Médias Monde (http://academie.france24-mcd-rfi.com/) and also lectures at Sciences Po’s school of journalism.

About Andrew Manderstam 
He was a journalist at RTL and US correspondent of TV Brittanique Channel 4 and Radio Londonienne LBC. From 1989 to 1998 he was CEO of RFM. His passion is the development of private radio in foreign countries as well as its future. Today, he is an international consultant of the Lagardere Group, and administrator of Jacaranda FM in Johannesburg.

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