Probably Africa’s first ever major blogging conference, The Digital Citizen Indaba (DCI), will take place in South Africa on 14-15 September. The Indaba aims to bring bloggers, citizen journalists, media practitioners, industry experts, and representatives from civil society all under one roof. It will feature a diverse range of speakers and media professionals from across the globe. The DCI says it aims to “equip Africans with skills related to new media which empower them and the organisations they work for by creating a long-lasting and long-reaching digital voice”. The conference will also tackle issues around Web 2.0, citizen journalism, intellectual property rights, online ethics and activism. One of the main aims of the Indaba is to facilitate networking between fellow Africans which will hopefully promote further collaboration on the continent and build a strong online community.