Al Jazeera Selects Africa’s A24 Media for online programme distribution
The distribution of this content is part of the organisation’s drive to revolutionize the African media environment and to service strong demand among international audiences for African content.
Al Jazeera has developed a reputation for mould-breaking African coverage, telling stories from across a continent often overlooked by conventional world news broadcasters. The Saving Soweto series centres on Johannesburg’s Chris Hani Baragwaneth Hospital and explores key social issues facing South Africans today – such as AIDS, domestic violence and poverty. Household name Rageh Omaar presents the documentary programme Witness, which won the UWE Children’s Choice Panda Award at the Wildscreen Festival for its ‘Bama’s Journey’ episode, which followed the lives of a wildlife keeper and his gorillas in the Cameroon.
Phil Lawrie, Director of Global Distribution at Al Jazeera Network comments: “This partnership with A24 Media is important for us as it enables us to extend the reach of our African content from both Al Jazeera English and the Al Jazeera Arabic Channel to new audiences throughout and beyond the continent”. Lawrie added: “The strength of this partnership lies in our shared commitment to African media – and to get the continent's stories told to audiences from an African perspective.”