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Journalism and Democracy in the Era of Social Media and Post Truth Politics

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, fesmedia Africa invited journalists and media practitioners...

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Latest trends in technology for news media in Africa


The latest trend in news media and communications technology in Africa shows a continent on an upward economic trajectory but still haunted by poverty and low levels of education. Access to news is not the same in every country even though technologies such as cellphones are widely available. This article is an examination of daily news consumption, new and old technology using the latest Afrobarometer survey data (and other sources) from more than 30 African countries, representing 84% of the total population.

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The importance of an empowered African tech media

 On 30-31 August 2015, ICANN participated in the 19th edition of the Highway Africa conference (www.highwayafrica.com), where the theme was “Journalism and the city.” Organized in partnership with the Department of Communications of South Africa, development agencies and media associations, the conference was located within the marvelous campus of the Rhodes University School of Journalism.

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