Citizen journalism in Africa project

Author's name: 
Badumile Duma
Johannesburg, South Africa

SANGONeT and Hivos are collaborating on a project aimed at developing citizen journalism in Africa, with a specific focus on South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda and Mozambique.

During the last week of February 2008, 26 participants from civil society organisations in Zimbabwe participated in a workshop in Harare which focused on using new media tools to highlight issues key to their organisations. Working under difficult conditions – equipment and manuals were delayed at customs and participants from some organisations were detained by Zimbabwean security forces – the workshop nevertheless demonstrated the hunger and ability of civil society organisations in that country to use all forms of media to effect change.

The project moves to Tanzania in early April 2008 to train NGO trainers from Tanzania, Zambia and Uganda.

For more information about the project, please refer to

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