Tag: Issue 81

Africa’s media pioneers

Continent’s leading lights to be spotlighted this year

In both West and East Africa the birth of African journalism came as a result of collective colonial resistance with a crop of missionary educated elites leading the movement. While most intellectuals were content with quietly building their enterprises and serving their communities in their professional capacities, it was the newspapermen and women who broke new ground and developed a unique voice to address community concerns.

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