Cairo Media Conference 3

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication partnered once again with OsloMet University, Norway to host a two-day conference to bring together journalism and media professionals, students, and academics - ranging from decision-makers and editors to social media influencers - to discuss and explore solutions to ever-changing realities they face.

The Cairo Media Conference held from December 6 - 7, 2021 explored ways to address these disruptions, challenges, best practices, and innovation in the aftermath of an extraordinary time. The theme of the conference “The reconstruction of journalism in the age of entertainment and uncertainty” allowed for a diverse number of speakers to share and discuss issues of common concern and mutual exchange with the participants of the conference whether it was related to the effects of audience flight or the arrival of artificial intelligence.

Organized by Naila Hamdy the panels and keynotes included Hildegunn Soldal, head of the Digital Department at the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation NRK and Kristoffer Egeberg editor-in-chief of Faktisk an independent Fact-checking platform, Abeer Saadi former Egyptian press syndicate member and prominent journalist and current media development expert, and researcher at Dortmund University, Gisselle Khoury the eminent host of an interview-style regional TV show, and Ehab El-Zelaki editor-in-chief of Al-Masry Al-Youm, among others.

Following the success of the conference, The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Department looks forward to the fourth edition of the Cairo Media Conference.