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- Cape Town-based Steps International has been listed in Realscreen’s Global Top 100 Production Companies working in non-fiction.

- A 48-minute documentary by Johannesburg-based television production company Chedza Media entitled “The Letter” has won the World TV Award for 2008.The film was filmed on location in the West Bank and Tel Aviv and follows an Israeli mother who lost a son to sniper fire during his service in the reserve army. Speaking from the heart, the mother wrote a letter to the sniper’s family in the hope of finding closure and reconciliation.

- 'Tsehai Loves Learning,' an Ethiopian children's television show sponsored by UNESCO, was honoured with an award at the Prix Jeunesse International 2008 Festival. The 2008 Next Generation Prize was bestowed upon the creators of the show, Whiz Kids Workshop, a local production company that focuses on serving Ethiopia through educational media.

- A radio soap opera The 'Urunana' in Kinyarwanda language tackling taboo issues has turned into an international success now scooping the One World Special Achievement Award for Development Media in the UK, RNA reports.

- The African Food Adventure, a TV series produced by a Zimbabwean organisation, Video Promotions will start showing on DStv's Channel 114 (Africa Magic) this Friday.This will be the first time for DStv to run a Zimbabwean produced series. The African Food Adventure is a 13-part cookery series wholly produced by Video Promotions, based in Harare. In the series, the host, Roger Zowa, travels through the scenic backdrop of wild and urban Africa.