MTN Open Coffee Educates Participants On Digital Journalism And Intellectual Property.

MTN Open Coffe 
Ghana’s leading voice and data communications services provider, MTN has embarked on one of their flagship leadership programmes, “MTN Open Coffee” on 3rd and 4th of September 2018, At MTN House, Ridge, Accra. 
The MTN Open Coffee programme is a thought leadership initiative that engages relevant communities in shaping the agenda on topical issues that have a bearing on MTN’s business. The two day event brought together journalists, Bloggers, Web developers, film makers and others to discuss topics and issues relating to their space and how these issues can be mitigated.


On day one the workshop focused on Digital Journalism, the pros and cons and smarter ways of publishing digitally in the 21st Century.
Moderated by Digital Citizen and CEO of Popout Ghana, Maximus Ametorgoh, threw more light on history of media, internet usage statistics, Social Media, digital publication, Digital Monetization Online editorial ethics, fake news and other smart ways of publishing digitally.


On the second day, the discussion at the MTN Open Coffee Workshop was Intellectual property rights among professionals. Authors’ rights, Copyright, Database right, Industrial design rights (or registered designs)Intellectual rights to magic methods, Moral and Economic rights, Passing off and Patents among other intellectual property topics that every young professional should not be ignorant about whiles protecting their intellectual properties.
There was never a boring moment as the panel discussion and questions and answers session was rather engaging and very interactive between participants and moderators. 
The best part and probably the most important aspect of the workshop is at the end of each day’s session participants split into groups to brainstorm and share ideas to collectively solve a problem relating to the subject of the day. 

MTN Open Coffee is produced on behalf of MTN Ghana by FARMHOUSE PRODUCTIONS, a full service advertising agency which specializes in the production of events, documentaries, television serials and commercials.
By Barimah Amoaning Samuel