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*** Special Announcement: RAP 21 Launches the First African Newspaper Management Award ***

African newspapers of all sizes are invited to present examples of excellence in media management An award that exclusively recognizes the excellence in the management of African newspapers was created by the World Association of Newspapers. This prize, with a prize of 3000 for the finalist, is the first to be organized on the continent. Newspapers […]

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Online Publishing: Independent Media Challenge Government Through Internet in Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans are combating their governments intense media suppression online. Websites are blooming on the Internet from those determined to bring non-government controlled news to their fellow countrymen, both within Zimbabwe and exiled around the world. Three sites currently in operation illustrate the success this new method of reporting Zimbabwes news has had. Hundreds of thousands […]

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Alerts from the Continent

In Ivory Coast, Amadou Dagnogo, a journalist who disappeared from the rebel-held town of Bouake nearly two months ago, has escaped his captors and arrived in Abidjan on 14 October. Dagnogo, the Bouake correspondent for Abidjan-based independent daily L’Inter, said he had been detained by rebels for six days, but managed to escape and make […]

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Botswana: Local Language Newspaper Aims to Capture Hearts and Minds of Nation

This large potential market, however, does not assure success. Methaetsile Leepile, founder of MOKGÓSI, shares with RAP 21 the newspapers strategy to increase its market share amongst high competition, and the newspapers successes and challenges along the road to one of its ultimate goals raising the profile and usage of the Setswana language. Botswana has […]

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AIDS Cartoon Makes a Splash in Kenya

A cartoon about HIV / AIDS in Kenya showed that recreation and education can be combined. The extraordinary popularity of the radio soap opera “Ushikwapo Shikamana” (If we help you, help yourself) has led to the creation of a cartoon that reinforces the social and health messages contained in the soap opera. RAP 21 discussed with Dr. […]