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The purpose of Media (3): Our role within the governance loop

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Continuing series by AMI CEO Eric Chinje Read: Reflections Part 1 & Reflections Part 2 In my last posting, I pointed to the need to examine the relationship between three of the most important actors

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The Election of A President: A Candidate for the Times

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A little discussed but critically important election will take place this month (May) in Africa. A special group of about 54 people from across the continent and some 23 non-regional countries – Governors,

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Reporting terror in Africa

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This article was written by Kemantha Govender and originally published at the University of the Witwatersrand website on 7th July 2015. Republished with permission. Journalists are no longer professionals

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Reflections on the Purpose of Media in Africa

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By AMI CEO Eric Chinje I studied the tools of media and their social impacts in the 1980s in America, retaining two important facts above all others: “media constitute the fourth estate and should hold

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Reflections on the purpose of media (2): Defining our role beyond watchdog status

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By AMI CEO Eric Chinje Media action in Africa, we surmised in an earlier piece, had come to reflect the school of thought that ascribed to journalists the very juridical role of watchdog. They are society’s

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Media in a digital environment: How a Kenyan media house is using technology to drive content

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Advances made in the technology sector continue to present a myriad of opportunities for media operators worldwide. As we focus on the link between media and technology in shaping development conversations

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Media and the entrepreneurial movement: Business reporters converge in Lagos

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Entrepreneurship is on the rise in Africa, and has the potential to drive the continent’s development to the next level. There are abundant opportunities for entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, but

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Inspired speech on Africa’s future and the media’s role in developing the continent

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During the 7th Edition of the African Media Leaders Forum, we were honored to have Dr Carlos Lopes, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa as a keynote speaker in

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Charting the way forward for African Media: AMLF 2015 convenes over 600 delegates

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By Mary Chumbow Media leaders and news organizations in Africa have been urged to focus on giving greater emphasis to development issues. Speaking at the 7th annual African Media Leaders Forum held last

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Bringing the pen to a gun fight: Why journalists must take up the war against small arms proliferation

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At 5:30 A.M on 2nd April 2015, armed gunmen stormed Garissa University College in the northern part of Kenya, killing 147 students and injuring 79 others. The Al Shabaab terrorist group operating from

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