Press Releases

28 November 2022

Global funders renew commitment to shift negative stereotypes about Africa

28 November, Johannesburg: Five Global funders have renewed their commitment to support the narrative change organization Africa No Filter for another two years. The donor collaborative, which was started in 2020, has been advocating for better representation of Africa in the media and arts and culture space since its inception.

16 November 2022

New report on innovation in Africa finds youth believe the next Mark Zuckerberg could come from the continent

15 November, Lagos: Africa’s youth prefer using local innovations and believe that the next tech billionaire could come from the continent, according to the recently launched Africa – innovator or imitator? Exploring narratives around Africa’s technological capabilities report by Africa No Filter.

8 November 2022

Meet 10 African writers and visual artists chosen to help celebrate 20 years of the African Union

8 November, Dakar, Senegal: The 10 African writers and visual artists who will contribute their creative ideas to the African Union’s 20-year celebrations were announced today as part of the AU20 campaign.

20 October 2022

The specialist news agency, bird, today announced Ndu Okoh as its new Editor-in-Chief

A partnership between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a call for applications to ensure creative voices find a space in the public awareness campaign marking the 20th anniversary of the AU, known as AU20.

16 September 2022

bird News Agency launches project to shift the narrative on climate action in Africa

bird News agency has announced the launch of a project that will highlight African-led efforts to respond to climate change on the continent, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt this year.

16 September 2022

African writers and visual artists to celebrate 20 years of the African Union

A partnership between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a call for applications to ensure creative voices find a space in the public awareness campaign marking the 20th anniversary of the AU, known as AU20.

12 September 2022

New report on Africa’s creative and cultural industries finds youth admire creatives, but they won’t spend on their work

Africa’s youth love local films and admire creatives, but they don’t read books by African authors for pleasure or spend on creative products, according to the newly launched Africa's Soft Power: Can Africa’s creativity transform the continent? report by Africa No Filter.

23 August 2022

Africa No Filter launches The Last Mile Film Fund for African filmmakers

23 August, Dakar: In recognition of the power of film to change narratives, Africa No Filter has launched a fund that will provide grants to filmmakers in the final stages of production.