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Makutano Junction: Using TV, Comics and SMS to Promote Development in Kenya

Monday, April 6, 2009 (All day)

Time: 12.30pm-1.30pm

Speaker: Cynara Vetch, former Communications Manager for Mediae (producers of edutainment drama series Makutano Junction)

Venue: Lower Meeting Room, LIDC, 36 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD

Details: Cynara Vetch has recently returned from Kenya, where she worked as the Communications Manager for Mediae - a media for development company. While at Mediae, Cynara worked on a number of media projects, ranging from FM radio programmes to interactive new media projects. Her presentation is about Makutano Junction, Mediae’s flagship edutainment drama series. She will discuss why the television drama series serves as such a successful platform for development education and the consequent comic series and SMS system, which she set up in order to deliver further information to Makutano Junction’s audiences.

Registration: Please contact Guy Collender  (020 7958 8260, guy.collender@lidc.bloomsbury.ac.uk) to reserve a place. Lunch will be provided.