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How did the media cover the Nigerian election?

By Dziedzorm Sanaki on April 22, 2015

A supporter of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari, dressed to represent and mock Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan, celebrates Buhari's anticipated electoral victory in Kano, Nigeria. (Ben Curtis, The Associated Press)
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A supporter of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari, dressed to represent and mock Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan, celebrates Buhari’s anticipated electoral victory in Kano, Nigeria. (Ben Curtis, The Associated Press)

 “Nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian,” said outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in a statement congratulating his successor, Mohamadou Buhari on his victory. “I promised the country free and fair elections. I have kept my word.”

The March 28 election has become one of the most talked about elections in Africa. This election was to break barriers and prove to the world that Nigerians can rise from the ashes into a new season of hope and peace for their nation.…

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Disease and Wildlife: Can African Reports Offer More?

By Sarah Crozier on April 19, 2015

Correspondant Lara Logan in the 60 Minutes Ebola Report
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Correspondent Lara Logan from the 60 Minutes Ebola Report

CBS’s 60 Minutes has an ‘African problem.’ After being lambasted three weeks ago in a public letter to the organization, penned by Columbia School of Journalism professor and former New York Times reporter Howard French and signed by over 150 other journalists and professors, CBS is struggling to defend its coverage of the Ebola outbreak.

The letter criticizes 60 Minutes Correspondent Lara Logan’s report saying, “In that broadcast, Africans were reduced to the role of silent victims.”

The basis of the complaint is Logan’s piece. In reporting on Liberian Ebola victims, she never actually interviews them or their national counterparts in the health field.…

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BBC Boost Signals a Media Shift on Africa

By Sarah Ford on April 16, 2015

BBC Africa Live's streaming page
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BBC Africa Live’s streaming page

Western media organizations and U.S. “legacy” media, including well-known names such as The Washington Post and New York Times have a well-documented ongoing contraction of resources, particularly in international reporting, as the industry of journalism and media continues to undergo drastic changes.

This has meant a changing  resource distribution, often leaving Africa with a shortage of reporters and coverage in comparison to the Middle East and Europe.

But there seems to be an awakening within Western media towards the news value of Africa as more than just a continent of civil strife and Ebola.…

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Denver Mayor, Michael Hancock, says he is pleased with global response to Ebola crisis

By George Bamu on March 30, 2015

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Denver Mayor, Michael Hancock speaking at an Ebola Eradication Campaign Gala in Denver, March 19.

The devastation caused by the Ebola crisis in West Africa is unimaginable. That is the bad news.

The good news is that the region is seeing a decline in deaths associated with the disease and the infection rate continues to go down. In Sierra Leone, the get -to-zero Ebola Campaign aims to bring the infection rate to zero within 60 days.

But we are also being told–it’s not over yet. That is because while there is a decline in infection rates and deaths, new cases continue to emerge.…

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Africa Agenda partners with DU to study local African Diaspora Community

By Africa Agenda on March 19, 2015

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For Immediate Release

 

The Africa Agenda organization is pleased to announce that it was selected as a community partner for an African Diaspora research study involving the University of Denver Public Good Fund.

Under the subject “Contextualizing African/African American Migration and Diaspora Narratives,” the initiator–University of Denver (DU) professor of English Maik Nwosu says the project is “a focused study, not just an abstract theorization on the nature of immigration of the African and African American community in the Denver area.”

Described as The Denver Africana Project, the proposal characterizes the focus group for the research as one that is “often under represented or misrepresented in immigration and settlement studies.”

The research seeks to put the community into proper context and ultimately “present a study that relates this community to the larger Denver community in ways that facilitate real understanding and productive interaction.…

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