During the DCI I was struck by how traditional media houses don't seem to really be able to get their minds around the concept of blogging, and how blogs relate to what they do. Mohammed from Al Jazeera really had some rad points, and his organisation is integrating very tightly with different mediums, and using social networks to their maximum potential, using technology like youtube, etc.
Serious planning has begun for this year’s Digital Citizen Indaba. It’s being held on September 9 in Grahamstown, South Africa. So it’s really crunch time and we’re flying through the ‘to do’ lists so we can get invites out as soon as possible and people can put it into their diaries and start making their travel arrangements. It was well attended last year and the response to the event was positive and enthusiastic.
The first Digital Citizen Indaba on Blogging, held in September 2006, was a series of practical workshops and discussions, specifically aimed at civil society, media practitioners and bloggers. Many of the participants stayed on after the Highway Africa Conference or came to Grahamstown specifically to attend the two-day Indaba which was organised by the New Media Lab.