An initiative by MTN Ghana called MTN Open Coffee which aims at addressing digital journalism, intellectual property and film making kicked off yesterday, the 3rd of September, 2018 at the MTN House in Ridge, Accra.
The MTN open coffee seeks to leverage on the ideas of the various stakeholders in the digital industry, in order to ensure that proper advantage is taken of the monetary value of the internet [digital space].
Day one of the workshop which was about Digital Journalism was hosted by Joy FM’s Kobby Spiky Nkrumah and the resource personnel was the Chief Executive Officer [C.E.O] of Popout Ghana, Maximus Ametorgoh.
A lot of issues ranging from what digital journalism entails to steps one can take to ensure that he/she monetizes his/her digital contents were discussed.
The workshop was also diversified as it included: participants being split into groups in order to deliberate on issues about digital journalism, a question and answer session as well as a panel discussion.
Today, the 4th of September 2018, Kobby Spiky Nkrumah continued as the MC whiles the resource personnel was Mrs. Sheila Djangmah. Today’s workshop touched on Intellectual Property. It was a very exciting workshop as it included series of presentations as well as group discussions on hypothetical scenarios which made reference to copyright infringement.
The theme of the discussion was basically to make content creators aware of the necessary steps needed to be taken in order to protect their work from being “stolen” as well as the necessary steps to be taken when a content creator realizes that his/her original work has been “stolen”. Below are some basic knowledge that we must be aware of:
Topics such as copyrights, patents, piracy and licensing were deeply scrutinized.
I must say that the MTN Open Coffee Workshop has been very impactful as it has furnished the various stakeholders with the requisite knowledge needed to stay relevant in this digitalized world.
We say “ayekoo” to Ghana’s leading Telecommunications Network, MTN for this amazing initiative.