Archive for Oktober, 2008

Africa’s first online delivery site for African content has started

Mittwoch, Oktober 29th, 2008

A24 Media has delivered a sorely needed shot in the arm to the African media environment with the launch of its online content delivery site, designed to bring the African voice to a global audience.
“A24 Media will change the face of journalism in Africa and will truly give us Africans control over our stories” hopes Salim Amin, Chairman of A24 Media in Nairobi.

A24 Media is Africa’s first online delivery site for material from journalists, African broadcasters
and NGO’s from around the Continent. The organisation is committed to building the
capacity of reporters and photographers to compete globally for share of voice for African
issues and is thus solely structured with the journalist’s needs in mind.

Content generators will send their material to the main office in Nairobi where it will be
verified and re-edited as necessary to create a slick, marketable and branded story. The
stories will be checked and verified for balanced, accurate and independent content, and
will be of the very highest technical and journalistic quality. Feedback will also be provided to
the contributor in order to promote a culture of journalistic excellence.

A24 has allready opened an office in Berlin, headed by Kani Tuyala.

Today is Blog Action Day 2008 against Poverty

Mittwoch, Oktober 15th, 2008

Blog Action Day PoventryIt’s Blog Action Day today, October 15th. Today around world 10. 189 bloggers are speaking with one voice on an important topic to Africa – Poverty.

Thousands of voices about poverty. Each blogger posts relating to their own blog topic. And each blogger engages their audience differently.

For me, for example, poverty is another word for nothing to make money with. Its another word of the absence of business. Do business in Africa. Do business with Africa. And you can fight poverty. Dont give people something to eat. Let them work for their food. Give them the opportunity to make money and buy food. That is, what Open Source Africa will do in the near future.

Just stay tuned. And leave a comment, whats your opinion is about poverty.

Blog action day 2008 about poventry

Donnerstag, Oktober 9th, 2008

On Oktober 15th is blog action day about poventry. Today, more than 6.300 blogs are participating. I also, of course.

Cameroonian Blogs

Mittwoch, Oktober 8th, 2008

A review of three Cameroonian Blog Dibussi Tande has done. He wrote about Chiareport, wrote from the US; GEFs Outlook, produced in Dakar, Senegal and Voice of the Oppressed maintained by Steve Neba Fuh from Sweden.

I think, GEFs Outlook is the most interesting one. his newest blog entrance is about China in Africa: Invasion or the New Face of Globalisation – a topic I also have already written about.