AUC To Host The Second Edition OF Egypt And The Middle East’s First Podcasting Conference

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Published March 4th, 2021 - 09:11 GMT
AUC To Host The Second Edition OF Egypt And The Middle East’s First Podcasting Conference
American University of Cairo
Highlights
The American University in Cairo’s (AUC) Department of Journalism and Mass Communication will host the second edition of Egypt and Africa’s first podcasting conference, PodFest Cairo 2021.

The American University in Cairo’s (AUC) Department of Journalism and Mass Communication will host the second edition of Egypt and Africa’s first podcasting conference, PodFest Cairo 2021.The conference will be held Virtually via Zoom and live streamed on the PodFest Cairo Facebook page. 

The conference brings together podcast listeners and creators to discuss various topics, including “The Road to a Successful Podcast” and “Telling Narratives in Arabic”. Kim Fox, professor of journalism at AUC and the conference founder and organizer, says the purpose of PodFest Cairo “is to cultivate the podcasting community in Cairo and Egypt and to grow the podcast production output in the MENA region.” 

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Registration is free and simultaneous translation into Arabic will be available.

WHO

PodFest Cairo 2021’s virtual keynote speaker is Linah Mohammad, an associate audio producer from The Washington Post “Post Reports” podcast. She will discuss the power of podcasts. Other panelists also include Noran Morsi, host of the Egyptian Streets podcast; Heba Shunbo, host of Mommy’s Happy Hour podcast; and Tala Eissa, managing producer at Sowt.

WHEN

Sunday, March 7, 2021, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

WHERE

To attend the virtual event please register here

MEDIA COVERAGE

Media interested in coverage should contact Rehab Saad at +2.01068815048, rehabsaad@aucegypt.edu. RSVP required.

* For more information and updates, follow PodFest Cairo on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. The conference hashtag is: #PodFestCairo. 

 

Background Information

American University of Cairo

Founded in 1919, AUC is a leading English-language, American-accredited institution of higher education and center of intellectual, social and cultural life of the Arab world. Its community of students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, alumni and other generous sponsors represent more than 60 countries. The University stands as a crossroads for the world’s cultures and a vibrant forum for reasoned argument, spirited debate and understanding across the diversity of languages, facilities and human experiences.

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