Africa

Nov 282012

African News Innovation Winners Focus on Citizen Engagement, Investigative Tools and Whistleblower Security

Twenty African media innovators will receive a total of $1 million to develop digital projects that improve the quality of news across the continent, as part of the first African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).

Exchange Program for Media Professionals from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and the United States

The Exchange Program for Media Professionals from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, and the United States, is a four-part, two-way media program run by ICFJ and funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Sep 172012

How Innovators Aim to Disrupt African Media

Fact-checking the media, drone journalism and journalists' security were among the topics on the minds of more than 500 innovators vying for startup capital to disrupt African media.

The African News Innovation Challenge will provide US$12,500-US$100,000 to about 20 startups.

Sep 112012

40 Finalists Emerge in $1M Innovation Challenge

Forty pioneering digital journalism projects have been shortlisted as finalists in the inaugural $1 million African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).

Creating an Association of Pan-African Health Journalists

Founding members of Africa's first continent-wide health journalists network met for four days to hammer out the many details needed to launch the association.

The African Health Journalists Association (AHJA) is an association of health journalism organizations and journalists dedicated to promoting and providing quality media coverage to improve the lives of people across Africa.

Its goals are:

  • To help journalists improve the quality and quantity of reporting on health issues in Africa
  • To advance professional development and raise the profile of health stories in the media
  • To promote dialogue and understanding between journalists and experts
  • To encourage journalism that fosters the b

Uganda Data Vis

Workshop participant Joy Wanja of The Nation in Kenya wrote an award-winning story using health and demographic data to tell the life story of a baby girl and the challenges she will face until adulthood. (Photo by Mercedes Sayagues)

Jul 62012

Final Call for Submissions to the African News Innovation Challenge

Got a great idea for advancing the news media in Africa? You still have time to enter the African News Innovation Challenge—a global competition designed to spark cutting-edge projects that will strengthen African media. The deadline is midnight on July 10, 2012 (Central African Time).

Modeled after the highly successful Knight News Challenge and launched by African Media Initiative (AMI), the competition will award US$1 million in startup capital.