Broadcast, Film and Convergence in Africa - Issue no 371 on 20 August 2021

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Africa’s latest news agency bird wants to shift narratives about the continent and how Africans see themselves with a multimedia offering

20 August 2021

International correspondents on the continent are familiar with the editorial response:”Oh, we’ve done our Africa story this month.” bird has been launched to address the Kilimanjaro challenge of changing how the continent is seen, both externally and by Africans themselves. This week Russell Southwood spoke to Moky Makura, Executive Director, Africa No Filter and Tom Kirkwood, head of Nairobi-based Africa InSight Communications, tasked with building the bird systems and platform. The genesis of this new, news agency bird goes back to a programme run by the Ford Foundation, looking at the challenges of what might be described as the existing…