ANF Blog

28 November 2022

Global funders renew commitment to shift negative stereotypes about Africa

28 November, Johannesburg: Five Global funders have renewed their commitment to support the narrative change organization Africa No Filter for another two years. The donor collaborative, which was started in 2020, has been advocating for better representation of Africa in the media and arts and culture space since its inception.

23 August 2022

Africa No Filter launches The Last Mile Film Fund for African filmmakers

23 August, Dakar: In recognition of the power of film to change narratives, Africa No Filter has launched a fund that will provide grants to filmmakers in the final stages of production.

22 July 2022

5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Writing Career — according to Ben Okri and other experts

The Writing Room is an online learning platform offering African writers free creative writing masterclasses by leading African authors. Booker Prize-winning novelist Ben Okri and course instructors Ellah Wakatama, Eghosa Imasuem, Molara Wood, and Chimeka Garricks shared their writing experience and tips to help emerging authors boost their skills and profile.

20 July 2022

New handbook outlines how journalists can write about Africa beyond stereotypes

20 July 2022, Johannesburg: 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. 

30 June 2022

Africa No Filter Launches the Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund to Empower Emerging African Creative Talent

    • The $30,000 fund is powered by Heirs Insurance and Heirs Life Assurance
    • Open to journalists, filmmakers, content producers, visual and performing artists
    • Projects must amplify entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in Africa
8 June 2022

8 tips to help you get rich online

Africa has more than 500 million internet users, making the continent a ripe market for digital products like blogs, vlogs, podcasts and newsletters that can be turned into money-making media outlets — something that Bella Naija founder and CEO Uche Pedro has mastered. She shared her expertise at the Africa No Filter Academy Presents: How to Monetize your Digital Platforms masterclass.

10 May 2022

Africa No Filter and Thomson Foundation partner to deliver a disruptive journalism course

10 May, Johannesburg: Narrative change organisation Africa No Filter has partnered with the Thomson Foundation for a groundbreaking digital course called African Stories: A guide for journalists on how to tell better stories about Africa.

21 April 2022

Call for a Wikimedian in Residence to lead the Africa Knowledge Initiative

The Africa Knowledge Initiative is a collaboration between the African Union (AU), Africa No Filter (ANF), and the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) designed to address African knowledge gaps on Wikipedia and its sister projects (e.g. Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata).

21 April 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?