Can the international financial crisis benefit African journalists?

In his ‘Circling the Drain’ essay, Mark Loundy discusses the crisis that has hit the newspaper industry of the US. His main argument: that they’re compromising their editorial quality by cutting costs there in order to fund the high costs of printing. “In case you haven’t noticed, printed newspapers became irrelevant to the average person … Read More

Lagos complete, looking to Burkina Faso

Lagos is a city to behold! It took me 4.5 hours to fly from Lagos to Nairobi last Tuesday. The previous day I had gone to see Emeke Izeze, MD of The Guardian and Gbenga Adefaye, Managing Editor of The Vanguard Newspaper in Lagos. I had left The Vanguard at 3:30 pm to take a … Read More

Telling it like it is: a Sudanese journalist reports on his Twenty Ten training

By Emmanuel Kele Twenty-four young African Journalists from twelve countries of Africa have concluded their Twenty-Ten World Cup media coverage workshop in Cairo, Egypt. The workshop brought together a genuine united Africa from South Africa, Angola, via Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan, Liberia, Ghana, and many other countries from the continent. The one week workshop which … Read More

African radio now online!

A key milestone in the Twenty Ten project has been passed as the first radio features were uploaded to Africa Media Online’s new MEMAT system. These three audio features are the first of the 11 that were produced by the ‘Allstars’ who trained in Cairo over the past two weeks, where they attended key matches … Read More

Spreading it far and wide

The Egypt workshop has just drawn to a close and Dominique landed back in South Africa today. In the meantime the Africa Media Online team has been hard at work getting the output of the Twenty Ten project spread far and wide. We have put them up on the features page of our own web … Read More