News media is shaping our thinking about certain topics and developments. However, current research tells us that only a small portion of news generated about Africa are from African media outlets or African journalists. A recent research paper “How African Media covers Africa” by Africa No Filter noted that only 19% of the agency stories in the sample studied were from agencies based in Africa. It is therefore often non-Africans who set the agenda or offer news and views on African affairs and events.
With the support provided for the new Africa desk at News24, the Hanns Seidel Foundation aims to promote news from Africans for Africans.
READ this article published by News24 about the new Africa desk: