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Kenya: A Case of Media Mentorship in Africa’s Largest Slum

“The mentoring culture needs to come back to our newsrooms,” said Ernest Sungura, executive director at Tanzania Media Fund, while addressing journalists at the World Press Freedom Day Conference in Arusha May 3. The theme of this year’s Arusha conference

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The New Payola: Brown Envelope Journalism in Africa

Payola is a bribery scheme made infamous in the American music industry, paying radio station disc jockeys to put particular songs on the airwaves to gain popularity and, ultimately, sell records. This ethical violation and illegal practice was put to

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From Accra to Arusha: A journalist’s journey across Africa

Okay, I know it’s cliche to travel to Africa and expect to launch my career as an international journalist. But, hey, if it worked out for so many others, why not give it a try? Of course I spent six

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Tears from Teshie – Accra, Ghana’s coastal crisis

ACCRA, Ghana — The rape of a 13-year-old girl by a group of three young men from her own village was one of the first reported cases in 2013. Outside of LEKMA hospital in Accra, near the coastal fishing village

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The proliferation of e-waste in Africa (full length documentary)

Used – second hand- electronics arrive on the shores of Ghana to help bridge Africa’s digital divide. Much of what arrives from North America, Europe and Australia is beyond repair and ends up at an Accra slum known as “Sodom

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Rights Radio Report #5: Making rape history

In an Accra, Ghana fishing village known as Teshie, a local doctor has waged a public campaign to shame village men from raping young girls. The high incidence of reported rapes last year in Teshie gave Dr. Leticia Wiafe reason

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Accra, Ghana: The city of African liberation

“Obruney, obruney! [white man, white man]” the little black girl screams as she runs into the street, arms flailing from side-to-side, as I pass her home. I wave back and immediately my frown turns into a smile. It’s scenes like

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