Category Archives: Africa

Climbing the ranks: WIN launches in South Africa

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Participants and staff of WIN South Africa.

The Women In News programme addresses the critical issue of gender parity at the management level in the African media industry by equipping women media professionals with the skills, strategies and confidence to move to greater levels of decision-making within their media companies.

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President of Niger endorses the Declaration of Table Mountain

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Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou signs the Declaration of Table Mountain.

WAN-IFRA has a global mandate to respond to media freedom violations and as a result deploys a range of advocacy measures for lasting change by working with members, media freedom organisations, and strategic local, national and international partners. The Declaration of Table Mountain is an Africa-wide campaign that builds coalitions between the media, civil society and legal profession to call on heads of state to advance press freedom and repeal criminal defamation and ‘insult’ laws.

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Zambian editor steering towards success

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WIN participants including Emelda Libanga pictured front row, center.

The Women In News programme addresses the critical issue of gender parity at the management level in the African media industry by equipping women media professionals with the skills, strategies and confidence to move to greater levels of decision- making within their media companies.

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‘Brothers from another mother': Southern African media companies paired for success

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Vincent Kahiya, editor-in-chief at Alpha Media Holdings in Zimbabwe.

Exploring a new angle on knowledge transfer, WAN-IFRA’s Executive Twinning Programme emphasizes the exchange of knowledge and creation of support systems between peers from similar markets facing familiar challenges. The programme promotes a south-south exchange that is rarely seen in the global media development context, and is driven by newspapers in emerging markets seeking to co-operate and learn from each other’s successes – and failures – to share best practice and guarantee a healthy business future.

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