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ZIMEO “Excellence in Media” Awards 2015 winners announced

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Johannesburg, 13th November 2015-Sixteen journalists have been recognized for their exemplary work in reporting on development issues in Africa at the first edition of the Zimeo Excellence in Media Awards held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The awards also recognized institutions that support the development

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The role of media in promoting the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in Africa

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Remarks by HE Mme Bineta DIOP, Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission: At the 7th AMLF Your Excellency, Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Eric Chinje, CEO, African Media Initiative, Honorable Ministers and Members

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The Mo Ibrahim Foundation Annual Governance Weekend Schedule in Accra, Ghana

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The Mo Ibrahim Foundation will hold its flagship, high-level Annual Governance Weekend from 20-22 November 2015 in Accra, Ghana. The focus of the weekend will be the Leadership Ceremony on Friday, 20 November and the Ibrahim Forum on Saturday, 21 November. This year’s topic will focus on urban issues

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Speech By Trevor Ncube, Chairman, AMI Board, at the Opening of AMLF 2015

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Excellencies, all protocols observed; Our profession on the continent suffers from a public trust deficit which we must attend to without further delay. And this is because of a combination of reasons. I will deal with the two most important namely; We largely write for ourselves. We are distant and

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Speech by Eric Chinje CEO, African Media Initiative; At the Opening of the 7th AMLF

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The 7th Edition of the African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF), Johannesburg, South Africa November 12, 2015 Opening Remarks Your excellencies, distinguished guests, colleagues and friends, ladies and gentlemen: welcome to the seventh edition of the African Media Leaders Forum and the first to take place

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Reporting on Elections in Africa: An Online Workshop for Journalists

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There are numerous elections set to take place in Africa in 2016. The media will play a critical role in this democratic process before, during and after the polls close. Election reporting in Africa is challenging. Journalists face a host of obstacles, ranging from restrictions on press freedom to

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Reporting Development: A Guide for African Journalists

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A new publication and resource tailored for media professionals in Africa has just been released by the European Journalism Centre (ECJ) and Kenya’s AfricaOnAir. The new release is a Reporting Development Guide version of the original one authored by veteran Reuters journalist Oliver Wates and aims

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Remarks by Mamadou Biteye, OBE Managing Director of the Rockefeller Foundation Africa Regional Office At the 7th AMLF

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Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, all protocol observed as we say in Kenya. Good morning. When you think of “the African story”, what is the first notion that comes to mind? It might be one of the following: You might think poverty…war…corruption…or disease You may also think

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PRESS RELEASE: Finalists announced in the 2015 ZIMEO "Excellence in Media" Awards

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Nairobi, 28th October 2015-Finalists in the first edition of the Zimeo “excellence in Media” Awards have been announced today following a rigorous judging process led by independent pan-African panels of judges. This is the first edition of the awards, which were launched by the African Media Initiative

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Opening Address by Honourable Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation: AMLF 2015

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Opening Address by Honourable Mr Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, and Member of Parliament of the Republic of South Africa – during the 7th edition of the African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) held in

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