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3 August 2022

New handbook outlines how journalists can write about Africa beyond stereotypes

Narrative-change organization Africa No Filter is challenging stereotypical news about Africa with its latest handbook, Why Change the Way We Write About Africa?A storyteller’s guide to reframing Africa.

22 July 2022

AU Media Fellowship: 15 AU Media Fellows selected to advance Africa’s Agenda 2063 through storytelling

To ensure Africa is at the forefront of defining its own narrative and promoting the continents’ development framework Agenda 2063 to African and global audiences the African Union (AU) Information and Communication Directorate (ICD) launched the African Union Media Fellowship. 

22 July 2022

A ‘good news law’ for Africa?

The old media adage, ‘if it bleeds, it leads’, giving priority to bad news, has been the guiding principle for much of the mass media. Should African media organisations be compelled by law to include ‘good news’ in their output? asks Moky Makura.

12 May 2022

We Want More Young, Famous and African

The reality show fits neatly into the category of celebrity content that thrives on drama, scandal, beef, and over-the-top displays of luxury, to hook audiences. But there’s more to it than that, which is why it’s important.

3 May 2022

Greta Thunberg speaks for Africa when it comes to climate. Where are Africa's voices?

Africa has become the face of the global climate crisis, yet Greta Thunberg has emerged as the continent’s leading voice of advocacy - even among African activists, according to the newly launched report, Climate Change in Africa: Are Africans sleepwalking to disaster?

14 April 2022

Africa’s Stockholm syndrome

Despite the degrading and abusive treatment African students faced in Ukraine, some wanted to remain there, in spite of the war, rather than return home. Why do we Africans return to our abuser time and time again? asks Moky Makura.

22 March 2022,  Moky Makura

How to Tell a Story About Coups in Africa

In “How to tell a story about six coups in Africa”, Moky Makura discusses the need for accuracy when it comes to writing about Africa. This is the first in a series of bird opinion pieces, featuring African influencers.

18 March 2022

New Business in Africa Narrative Report shows another ‘scramble for Africa’ by foreign powers is underway in international media

There is another scramble for Africa according to international media, but this time it is about who can best profit from the continent’s business opportunities. And the charge is being led by foreign powers, with 70% of coverage about business in Africa referencing China, the USA, Russia, France, and the UK, according to the newly launched The Business in Africa Narrative Report, by Africa No Filter and AKAS.