January 23, 2006

Africa Institute at CUPID Journalism Piñata

Posted in event summaries at 4:22 pm by cuenv-main

Fascinating presentation at CUPID’s Journalism Piñata tonight: a four-year professional journalist turned School of International & Public Affairs student is working to start a nonprofit news service focused on African issues, with an eye to catalyzing a paradigm shift in the way the African continent is portrayed in Western (and African) media. Specifically, he hopes to help foster development on the continent by expanding awareness of the economic opportunities there, and by making clear that the vast majority of countries there that people tend to think of as economically and socially hopeless are most decidedly not so. I’m on his listserv, so more details to follow.

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