WPFD: AMDF Reaffirms Committment To Press Freedom

Every year, May 3rd is set aside as a day to call to mind the principles of journalism and the many challenges confronting the media in the discharge of their duties. Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) empathizes with the struggles of African journalists who are constantly on the frontline, showing courage and resilience despite the…

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Google Says it wants to fund the news, not fake it

By Jessica Goodfellow & Ronan Shields Under fire from several quarters for an array of accusations ranging from monopolistic practices to the dissemination (and even funding) of fake news, plus questionable measurement procedures, Google is hitting back with both defiant words, as well as financial handouts. The Drum sat down with Madhav Chinnappa, Google’s director…

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Six tips for working with African newsrooms on cross-border journalism projects

The dramatic increase in mobile phones and internet connectivity across Africa in recent years has created new opportunities for reporters to collaborate on cross-border projects like the Panama Papers. But despite these new opportunities, Africa continues to pose unique challenges to journalists. “The continent has proven its own special challenges with access to internet, access…

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