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51 FILMS FROM 23 COUNTRIES SELECTED FOR MOBILE FESTIVAL

51 films from 23 countries have been selected for this year's Mobile Film Festival Africa. These films, done exclusively on mobile were selected from 497 films from 38 countries. The festival was launched with the aim of discovering talented African filmmakers. With it's unique format 1 Mobile - 1 Minute

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Telling Our Stories, Owning Our Narratives – 2021

Happy New Year! We hope you have held on to this, however long it lasted. It is a welcome relief after a tumultuous 2020. Amidst all the challenges brought about by COVID-19 in 2020, we witnessed the true power of our resilience and unity during trying times. Throughout this time,

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What you need to know about Sierra Leonean messaging app Supfrica

Recent developments on  WhatsApp messenger have brought to light other alternative messaging applications. The concerns around privacy of users personal data have seen users across the globe migrate to applications like Signal and Telegram. Here in the continent, Supfrica is among the top applications that could potentially replace WhatsApp messenger.

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Dear Journalists: Trends, Opportunities and the Future

COVID-19 has affected many sectors and industries across the world and in different ways. From aviation to tourism and business, to education and health, many countries continue to struggle to get back to normalcy even as the pandemic rages on. While some sectors have been affected directly, for others, it’s

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The MoJo Futures Podcast Episode 2 with Privilege Musvanhiri

This week's episode features Privilege Musvanhiri, a freelance journalist based in Zimbabwe. Musvanhiri is also a correspondent with German broadcaster DW. In this episode we discuss his work as a mobile journalists, some of the outstanding work that he has done, the challenges journalists face in Zimbabwe and the future of

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The MoJo Futures Podcast: Episode 1 with Silas Muwonge

The Mobile Journalism Africa team is introducing a weekly podcast dubbed "MoJo Futures." The podcast will be dedicated to discussions on: Best practices of mobile journalism Emerging trends in mobile journalism Experiences of mobile journalists across the world On the premiere episode, Ochieng Obunga features Silas Muwonge, a mobile journalist from Uganda. Silas shares

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CHEBBI: Youth in Africa should lead the fight to combat COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to devastate the world. The question of how to contain the pandemic has remained a headache with implementation of measures radically changing lives. Africa has a large population of youth and it is prudent that their plight and role in responding to the pandemic is interrogated. I had

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