Participants at the Seminar on promoting an independent and pluralistic African Press, Windhoek In 1991

Darryl Accone

Below is a list of participants including journalists, country representatives, authors and observers who attended the seminar on promoting an Independent and Pluralistic African Press, Windhoek in 1991 where the Declaration of Windhoek was produced and signed.

Country Participants
Algeria Omar Belhouchet
Mayouf Zoubir Souissi
Angola Joaquim Pinto Andrade
Benin Ismaёl Yves Soumanou
Thomas Megnassan
Botswana Methaetsile Leepile
Burkina Faso Albert Mbonerane
Cameroon Pius N. Njawe
Paddy Mbawa
Chad Saleh Kebzabo
Côte d’Ivoire Issiaka Tao
Paul Arnaud
Democratic Republic of Congo Léon Moukanda Lunyama
Djibouti Ismail Tani
France Sennen Andriamirado
Michel Duteil
Philippe Maeght
Gambia Sanna Manneh
Ghana Ajoa Yeboah-Afari
Paul Ansah
John Nyankumah
Guinea Sankarela Diallo
Guinea-Bissau Francisco Barreto De Carvalho
Kenya Mohamed Amin
George Odiko
Stephen Musalia Mwenesi
Lesotho Mike Pitso
Liberia Kenneth Yakpawolo Best
Madagascar Rahaga Ramaholimihaso
Malawi Janet Zeenat Karim
Al Osman
Mauritius Gérard Cateaux
Namibia Gwen Lister
Niger Ibrahim Cheick Diop
Nigeria Sam Amuka
Lewis Obi
Kaye Whiteman
Senegal Abdoulaye Bamba Diallo
Sierra Leone Paul Kamara
South Africa Rory Wilson
Anton Harber
Rafiq Rohan
Sudan Bona Malwal
Swaziland Sabelo Gabriel Nxumalo
Tanzania Fili Karashani
Togo Komi Agah
Vincent Traoré
Tunisia Ismail Boulahia
Salah Fourti
Mohamed Ben Salah
Uganda Alfred Okware
Aloysius Bbosa
James Namakajo
United Kingdom Shamlal Puri
Alan Rake
United States of America Dennis Schick
Zambia Francis Kasoma
Goodwin Mwangilwa
Zimbabwe Geoffrey Takawira Chada
Onesimo Makani-Kabweza
Hugh Lewin
Andrew Moyse
Geoffrey Nyarota
Govin Reddy

 

Observers: Non-Governmental Organisations

African American Institute Louis Africa
African Council on Communication Education Kwame Boafo
All Africa Press Service Jeff Mburre
Article 19 Martin Breum
Le Centre d’Etudes des Sciences et Techniques de l’Information (CESTI) Birahim Moussa Guèye
International Olympic Committee Fekrou Kidane
Commonwealth Association for Education in Journalism and Communication Richard Sakala
Commonwealth Press Union Derek Ingram
Federation of African Media Women (FAMW) Jennifer Sibanda
Ford Foundation Anthony Hodges
Friedrich Naumann Stiftung Hartmut Hohlbein
Index on Censorship Adewale Maja-Pearce
International Institute of Journalism Hannelore Knott
Inter Press Service Roberto Savio
Dede Amanor-Wilks
International Organisation of Journalists Christophe Muzavazi
International Public Relations Association (IPRA) Charles van der Straten-Waillet
New World Outlook Magazine Ezekiel Makunike
Reporters sans Frontières / Reporters Without Borders Robert Menard
Chantal de Casabianca
Thomson Foundation Val Williams
l’Union catholique internationale de la presse (UCIP) Joseph Chittilappilly
West African Journalists’ Association – WAJA Muhamed Sani Zorro
Abdoulaye Ndiaga Sylla
World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) Horace Etemesi

Observers: Intergovernmental Organisations

Commonwealth Secretariat Patsy Robertson
Organisation of African Unity Olga Lima
Pan-African News Agency (PANA) Auguste Mpassi-Muba

 

Observers: Member States of United Nations and / or UNESCO

Angola Dario Mendes De Melo
Herminia Barbosa
Carlos Almeida
Cameroon Engelbert Ngog-Hob
Samuel Asunkwan
China Wengi Teng
Cuba Esther Armenteros
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Tae Yang Chong
Egypt Awatef Abdel Rahman
Finland Osmo Welling
France Brigitte Guien-Vidon
Germany Henning Melber
W.K.J. Ringe
Malawi Nelson Mkwapatira
Stanislas Ndeule Chisanu
Netherlands Pieter L. Den Heiger
Nigeria Obi Egbunike
Portugal Fernando Tavares Rodrigues
Romania Mihai Cuc
Spain Carlos Sanchez De Boado
Sudan Moniem Elamin
Sweden Anneli Lindahl Kenny
Switzerland François Nordmann
Former USSR Pavel Pavlov
India Shiv Mukherjee
Namibia Daniel Tjongarero
Tuli Nghiyoonanye
Manfred Dedekind
Mocks Shirute
Tara Shinavene
Farayi Munyuki
United States of America Helen Picard
Sean Kelly
Zimbabwe E.H. Chikwanha

 

Observers: Organisations of the United Nations System

FAO Omar Salah Ahmed
UNFPA Bill Musoko
UNICEF Edith Simmons

 

Sources:Seminar on Promoting an Independent and Pluralistic African Press, Windhoek, 1991; final report. Pg 31 – 42 https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000090758
Guy Berger, Media in Africa report 2011: https://action-namibia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Media-in-Africa.pdf
MISA Press Freedom Award statementMedia Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), September 08, 2006http://archive.kubatana.net/html/archive/media/060908misa.asp?sector=MEDIA&year=2006&range_start=91 Special thanks to Gwen Lister, The Namibian for helping with sourcing the list.


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