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How to write about Africa: A new handbook provides eight steps for the development community to share their work on the continent more ethically.

How to write about Africa: A new handbook provides eight steps for the development community to share their work on the continent more ethically.
LAGOS, Nigeria, 22 July 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Africa No Filter, the not-for-profit working on narrative change on the continent, is challenging the development community to adopt more ethical approaches in their storytelling with the launch of its new handbook, How to Write About Africa in 8 Steps: An ethical storytelling handbook.  The handbook was developed to […]

Moky Makura, Executive Director of Africa No Filter, says: “We appreciate the development community needs to highlight the issues and share the impact of their projects on the continent, but they also need to be careful that they don’t feed the persistent, stereotypical narratives we have come to expect as they develop their content – especially the ‘Africa is broken and needs fixing’ narrative.” To launch the handbook, Africa No Filter will be holding a webinar on 29 July at 16h30 CAT entitled  How to Write About Africa – reframing storytelling and centering ethics .Distributed by  African Media Agency (AMA)  on behalf of African No Filter About Africa No FilterNarrative matters and the prevailing one about Africa as a continent defined by conflict, disease, poor leadership, poverty and corruption is outdated and harmful.Africa No Filter is working to shift harmful and stereotypical narratives about and within Africa through research, grant-making and advocacy.

Africa No Filter is a donor collaborative funded by Ford Foundation, Bloomberg, Andrew W.LAGOS, Nigeria, 22 July 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Africa No Filter, the not-for-profit working on narrative change on the continent, is challenging the development community to adopt more ethical approaches in their storytelling with the launch of its new handbook,  How to Write About Africa in 8 Steps: An ethical storytelling handbook .

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