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Twenty First  Issue 
22 March  2019 

 

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Five ways to address challenges facing African media through innovation 



While challenges and threats to journalism in Africa can seem immovable and discouraging, there are diverse and multi-layered interventions that can be game changers. We share five areas that need decisive attention, from business sustainability to public trust, as well as some of the practical steps to address them. Read on for some of the best ideas pooled from a recent workshop hosted by JamLab and the Fojo MInstitute at Linnaeus University in Sweden. Read more

In the News
Check out our regular news roundup of some of the top headlines in African journalism, innovation and digital media — a quick summary designed to keep you updatedRead more

Botswana’s INK Centre to launch mobile and video first news platform
The centre will launch INK24, a video and mobile first news platform using great visuals and data journalism to tell short snappy video stories in Setswana on social media. Read more

Digital and data skills for journalists and media makers
These workshops cover the essentials of digital data gathering and storytelling from advanced search to verifying social media sources to getting data out of government sources. Read more

Apply for the Money Trail Grants for 2019
This working grant is for mixed teams of African, Asian and European journalists to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse and corruption in Africa, Asia and Europe. The next deadline is 25 March.  Read more

JamLab Accelerator

How does this organisation plan to build and cultivate a culture for reading for young South Africans?
They’re a book and digital book publishing outfit. The team’s aim is to get Africans around the continent and in the diaspora to engage on African books written by African authorsRead more

Quote This Woman+ aims to amplify voices of women and other marginalised groups in South African media
The founder of this organisation, Kathy Magrobi, hopes to create a database of women in various fields that the South African media can use as expert voices and comment within articlesRead more

Credipple is helping professionals build their credibility ative industry build their credibility on a single platform
The company created a recognition platform that can be used by credible individuals and companies within the creative and cultural industry to find professionals within the sector.  Read more

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