Call for Entries: 2022 AMDF Journalist of the Year Award

BACKGROUND Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) invites applications from interested professional, or freelance journalists in Africa for its Journalist of the Year Award. CRITERIA • Each piece of work submitted must be an untold story from Africa and focused on Africans • The piece must reflect high quality journalism work, highlighting major issues in the story, as well as…

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WPFD 2021: Wield Freedom Responsibly, Buhari Tasks Media

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has recommitted to freedom of the press, and urged media professionals to wield freedom responsibly, without licentiousness. President Buhari in a statement signed by Femi Adesina, the special Adviser on Media and Publicity, made this statement in Commemoration of the annual World Press Freedom Day, observed globally every May 3rd. While celebrating the day with…

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Kenya’s 2017 Elections – How New Media Stole the Mainstream’s Thunder

By George Ogola, University of Central Lancashire Seven years ago then Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan announced his presidential candidacy on Facebook. At the time the move was unprecedented and marked a significant departure from political tradition. His unusual choice seemed to symbolise a new dawn in Africa – the affirmation of social media as the new platform of choice…

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Kenya Enjoying Impact of Digital Innovation

By Maria Macharia Nairobi — AN expert is encouraged at the uptake of digital innovation in Kenya, among other East African countries. Gilbert Saggia, the Managing Director: East Africa at SAP Africa, pointed out Kenya has made a significant progress in areas like cloud adoption, which were beneficial to the economy. “Kenya, and East Africa in general, is enjoying…

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Bridging The Gap Between Technology And Journalism

The need to bridge the gap between Journalism and technology has been one of the biggest challenges affecting local journalism. This is likely as a result of lack of understanding between technologists and journalists, which is applicable to almost every news room. Therefore, striking a balance between technology and journalism will no doubt aid great development in journalism. With…

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Sensitization Workshop On Female Genital Mutilation

Though many see Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as a fading tradition especially in the north, research has revealed that it is still in practice and Kaduna state accounts for 21 per cent of its national practice. It was against this backdrop that EndFGM Kaduna, a project that seeks to bring to the fore the dangers of female circumcision, held…

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Journalists Tasked on Effective Online Reporting

By: Christiana Jack Kaduna (Nigeria). To meet the ever increasing demands of reaching a large audience occasioned by the emergence of the new media, Journalists have been enjoined to leverage on the opportunity and integrate the use of internet in disseminating media contents. An information technology expert, Silas Auta who said this during one-day Online Journalism Training organized by…

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GCAA Seeks Public Collaboration on Safe Operation of Drones in Ghana

All over the world, drones or the Remotely Piloted Aircrafts (RPAs) which are a member of the aviation family are playing a significant role in development. In Ghana, like elsewhere in the world, drones are increasingly used in commercial and civil industries, including photography, research, weather monitoring and other aerial imaging. However, while there exist several opportunities in this…

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