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Social media gives new voice to women’s issues in East Africa

By Harriet Anena           When a group of men descended on a woman at a Nairobi bus stop and ripped off her clothes, they probably did not anticipate that they themselves would be ripped apart on social media. Since the incident a week ago, many women (and some men) have publicly

Media analysis


Speech by Trevor Ncube at inaugural media and politics in Africa Lecture

It’s a real pleasure for me to join you this morning at this beautiful venue. Kampala is one of the most vibrant cities on the African continent, and by taking its pulse one can tell the health of mother Africa. It is always a great thrill for me to meet other media professionals from the

Training opportunities


New programme for women journalists in Africa’s Great Lakes region

From the IWMF website. The International Women’s Media Foundation is proud to announce a $5 million grant from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation to expand its reporting initiatives in Africa’s Great Lakes region. The African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative will provide training and support for in-country women journalists, as well as opportunities for international correspondents