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kajubibarazadarA six-member team has been tasked to prepare for the sixth East Africa Media Summit to be held in

Kampala, Uganda late November this year. The meeting will coincide with the EAST Africa Heads of State Summit.

The team was picked during a preparatory meeting of the Media Summit held in Kampala on August 14, 2013.

The Executive Secretary of the Media Council of Tanzania, Kajubi Mukajanga is among the six-members of the preparatory committee of the Media Summit.

Others are the CEO of Daily Monitior of Uganda Alex Asiimwe, the Deputy Director General of Rwanda Broadcasting Agency, Claudine Uwanilinga Delucco, Esperance Ndayizenye, the Executive Secretary of National Council of Communication of Burundi, the CEO of the Media Council of Kenya, Haron Mwangi and the Communication Manager of the East African Business Council Dona Sava.

The committee will among other things formulate the theme and sub-themes; identify resource persons, prepare programme, mobilize participation and identify budget areas for the Media Summit.

It is  also tasked to consider the proposal by members to form a body that will bring together CEOs, Regulators, Chief Editors and Practitioners to lobby and advocate for the interests of the media fraternity in the region.

It will also study a report presented by the Media Council of Kenya and advise on the formation of the East African Media Council.

The Executive Secretary of the MCT, Mukajanga, who attended the Kampala meeting explained that the previous meetings were sponsored by the East African Business Council but it has now been decided the media fraternity in the region should own and take leading role to organize the meetings.

He said it was decided during the Kampala meeting which was attended by 25 media representatives from the East African countries that the media in the region should take their rightful position in reporting and setting the agenda.

He said that it was deemed pertinent that the East African Heads of States to have audience with the media leaders during their summit.

The committee will meet in Nairobi Kenya  on  September 27,2013 to prepare for the  Media Summit.

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