Egypt: Youth Show to Broadcast Live from Egypt

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CKI FM's youth talk show Conversations will be broadcasting live from Egypt at the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) Conference and Youth Summit, 21 - 26 July 2007.

The aim is to expose the station's listeners to different cultures as well as to share in the global dialogue for sustainable development. The theme of the conference is: Connecting Cultures...Respecting Differences: A Global Dialogue for Development and Sustainability. The international youth summit will focus on Leadership and Youth Empowerment.

Conversations is a platform for young people to have a robust dialogue and meaningful interaction on issues that are pertinent to their development. The station believes in young people being drivers of their own development, hence the talk show being presented by a young person, Naye Lupondwana.

The station will start its broadcast with The Nest on 22 July and Conversations will continue live from the conference venue 23 - 26 July.

The conference is expected to attract international speakers and leaders in the field of ICT, education, cross cultural understanding, and peace education. Among the many distinguished guests, organisers have confirmed the participation of Citizens Project, Eisenhower Fellowship, European Higher Education for the World in Poland, International Institute of Education, Kellogg Foundation, Ministry of Education in Denmark, Ministry of Education in UAE, Pr. Peter Copen, Director of the Copen Family Fund and Founder of iEARN, People to People International, UNAIDS, and U.S. State Department, ECA office.

(Biz-Community (Cape Town), 18 July 2007)