Elders Joseph Bill Danquah and Prince Kojo Asare of Pent Media Centre have been selected to participate in the 2022 edition of the Young Africa Media Summit (YAMS) in Accra.
The event, which is being hosted by YALI TV & Partners, is Africa’s premier platform for strategic dialogues on new media technologies, digital transformations in communication, media entrepreneurship, and investment in Africa.
This year’s edition is themed “The Media Industry as an Investment Opportunity in Africa” and would feature plenary sessions, public lectures and experience-sharing between high-profile media and communication experts, institutions and individuals.
The US Ambassador to Ghana, Her Excellency Virginia E. Palmer, together with other top US government officials are expected to grace the event.
The African Union (AU) Media Fellowship has been initiated by the AU Information and Communication Directorate to ensure that the continent takes advantage of emerging technologies and benefits from the digital transformation across globe.
Among other objectives, the AU Media Fellowship seeks to train and equip African journalists and content creators to leverage creativity and innovation within the continent and build their capacity around innovative and transformative tools in journalism and media.
The fellowship would also create a platform for journalists to network and share on best practices and the future of journalism in Africa and the world at large.
Pent Media Centre, the media arm of The Church of Pentecost, would be represented at the event by Elder Danquah, a broadcast journalist and a Master Control Room (MCR) officer of Pent TV who serves as lead-host of the “Asembi Morning Show.”
Elder Asare, a Senior Editor at the Pent Media Centre and head of the church’s digital media team, has also been selected to take part in the training programme on Thursday.
Both journalists would be joined by other young journalists, content creators, bloggers, vloggers and podcasters within the African diaspora for the AU-sponsored event.