Sub-Saharan Africa

Feb 12012

Knight Fellow Drums Up Tanzanian Interest in News Challenge

Knight International Journalism Fellow Justin Arenstein is spreading the word about the African News Innovation Challenge at the heart of his fellowship. At a recent gathering of journalists and technical experts in Tanzania sponsored by The Information Society and ICT Sector Development Project, he talked about the competition and the importance of digital media developments in Africa.

Oct 52011

Bring It On: Tackling The Challenge of Sustainable Development Journalism in Africa

As Knight International Journalism Fellow Joseph Warungu launches a new network of journalists to report on development in Africa, the graveyard of those who’ve fought the same battle before him offers both warnings and lessons to be learned.

Sep 212011

Africa: Three Knight Fellows to Launch Continent-Wide Media Projects

Nairobi, Kenya – The latest Knight International Journalism Fellows are starting up three exciting projects designed to enhance the media landscape in Africa.

Knight Fellow Meredith Beal is working with the African Media Initiative, the only group of media owners on the continent, to find new revenue streams.

Sep 82011

Report Announces Climate Change Training Program for Journalists in Africa

A story in the Africa-based news publication New Era explains the significance of a Knight Fellow training workshop for journalists who need to learn about climate change reporting issues.

Knight Fellow Joseph Warungu is working with journalists across Africa to spur media coverage of key development issues, such as agriculture and rural education, and helping to launch news contests that showcase the content.