The Reporter (Addis Ababa)

Ethiopia: AMI Delivers Report to GCAO

The organizer of the premier media gathering event on the African continent on Wednesday delivered the report of the Sixth African Media Leader's Forum (AMLF) held in Addis Ababa from November 6-8, 2013 to Redwan Hussein, head of the Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) with the rank of Minister.

"When we were planning to organize the forum here in Ethiopia many people told us it is impossible to convene the forum but finally we were able to hold a successful event in Addis Ababa in the history of the forum," Ba said at a press conference held at Elilly International Hotel, located on Guinea Conakry Street.

The forum, held in Addis Ababa, has shown the largest number of participants ever and 650 media delegates attended the event with the largest number of participants. The number of participants on the fifth AMLF held in Dakar was about 550, he added.

The report covers various issues which were part of the forum and ranges from different perspectives, and it covers issues starting from the opening speech of the organizers and invited guests to the debates and discussions of participants of the forum.

The national organizing committee of the forum was co-chaired by Amare Aregawi general manager of Media and Communications Center, publisher of The Reporter and Mimi Sibhatu, founder of Zami FM radio station.

The forum was organized under the theme of "Media and African Renaissance" in relation to the 50th anniversary of the African Union (AU).

The seventh edition of the forum will be held in South Africa from November 6-8 2014 under the theme of "Turning the Page on Hate Speech: The Role of the Media".

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