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Kabarak University Media and Communication Conference 2024 Explores Access to Information and Media Literacy on Day Two

The Kabarak University School of Music and Media's International Research Conference continued its momentum on day two, drawing together scholars and media enthusiasts from across the globe, including the USA and Nigeria. The conference, themed "Refocusing Music and Other Performing Arts for Sustainable Development," delved into critical aspects of information access and media literacy in today's interconnected world.

The day's program was graced by the presence of the esteemed Hon. Florence Kajuju, the Chairperson of the Commission on Administrative Justice (Office of the Ombudsman). Hon. Kajuju delivered a thought-provoking keynote address titled "The Role of the Commission on Administrative Justice in Access to Information." Her presentation shed light on the crucial role her commission plays in upholding citizens' right to access information, a cornerstone of transparency and good governance.

Following this powerful address, the conference welcomed Mr. Jackson Karanja from the prestigious MCK . Mr. Karanja's presentation, titled "Saving the future through digital media literacy," ignited a lively discussion on the importance of equipping individuals with the skills to critically evaluate and navigate the ever-evolving digital landscape. He emphasized the role of media literacy in fostering informed citizens and combating misinformation in the digital age.

The conference's international flavor was evident throughout the day, with scholars from the USA and Nigeria presenting their research findings. These diverse perspectives enriched the discussions and broadened the audience's understanding of the complex relationship between music, media, and sustainable development.

The engaging presentations and vibrant exchange of ideas on day two solidified the Kabarak University School of Music and Media International Research Conference's position as a vital platform for discourse on the role of the arts and media in shaping a more just and sustainable future.

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