Media Talk: Uncovering the Africa unreported by the western media

Talk Wednesday 2nd May, 2007

Leading African journalists and media gurus discuss big African stories the West does not often hear about.

These issues range from important budgets to political stand-offs and the terrible waste of environmental resources.

Despite its huge diversity, western coverage of Africa is dominated by a few well-worn stories – AIDS, poverty and corruption.

Our panel discusses the reality of an under-reported Africa and the coverage of the continent in the local and western media.

Sophie Ly Sow – journalist and promoter of free press in Africa, Senegal.

Arlindo Lopes – Secretary General, Southern African Broadcasting Association.

Azubuike Ishiekwene – Executive Director, Publications, Punch Nigeria Limited.

Lizeka Mda managing Editor of City Press, South Africa.
Moderated by Jeff Koinange – CNN’s Africa correspondent.

The panellists are  members of the jury of the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award.