Global Connections: Media & Narratives

The representation of Africa in the media continues to be based on narratives of generalizations of either a “Dark continent” or an “Africa rising”. The potential impact of those stories has been widely observed in the ways that Africa and its people relate to each other and the policies formulated towards Africa. How can individuals and organizations challenge the narratives on Africa and address the tensions between the global and local perspectives?



Moderator: Amini Kajunju, Executive Director, IUGB Foundation

Sidick Bakayoko, CEO and Founder, Paradise Game

Lawalley Cole, Executive Director, Coalition on Media and Education for Develoment Africa Forum (CAFOR)

Erana Stennet, Director of Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa, Bloomberg

Bob Wekesa, Advisor, The Africa-China Reporting Project, University of the Witwatersrand

Kouame Amoin Elisabeth, Masters student at INP-HB