Press Releases

6 December 2021

Africa No Filter and Meta announce a new fund to improve Virtual Reality in Africa’s storytelling

Africa No Filter, a narrative change organisation, and Meta have announced a partnership to launch “Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds” program, aimed at boosting the use of Virtual Reality in Africa’s storytelling.

11 November 2021,  Africa No Filter

Corruption is the most common story Africa’s youth hear about the continent

Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi - 10 November 2021: Young people in North Africa are unlikely to befriend, date or marry someone from sub-Saharan Africa. This revelation was made in the ‘One Africa?’ report which unpacks narratives about Pan-Africanism and continental integration.

11 November 2021,  Africa No Filter

La corruption est le sujet le plus courant que les jeunes Africains entendent à propos de leur continent

Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi - 10 novembre 2021 : Il est peu probable que les jeunes d’Afrique du Nord se lient d’amitié, se mettent en couple ou épousent une personne originaire d’Afrique subsaharienne. Cette révélation a été faite dans le cadre du rapport « One Africa ? », qui analyse les récits sur le panafricanisme et l’intégration africaine.

27 September 2021,  Africa No Filter

African Youth Arts Festival – Opportunity for Emerging Artists to shine

The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and the narrative change organization Africa No Filter (ANF) today announced the launch of a visual art competition aimed at boosting the profiles of art and artists on the continent.

22 July 2021

New handbook outlines how to write about Africa for development community

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

6 July 2021,  Africa No Filter

bird, Africa No Filter’s story agency, goes live

Nairobi and Johannesburg, July 6, 2021… Africa No Filter (ANF), the not-for-profit organisation focused on narrative change, has launched bird, Africa’s first, optimized-for-mobile, story agency designed to shift narratives about and within the continent.

14 May 2021,  Africa No Filter

Ballet in Nairobi, jazz in Joburg, and an 11-year old tech protégé from Zambia - these are some of the storytelling projects funded by the Africa No Filter Kekere Storytellers Fund

The storytellers are from Morocco, Madagascar, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda, Nigeria, Guinea, Zambia, and Ghana. They’ll produce digital and in-person projects that range from short films, podcasts and articles to photographic series, spoken word and dance performances and even a colouring book for children - all as part of Africa No Filter’s work of shifting stereotypical narratives about Africa.

3 May 2021,  Africa No Filter

New Report on African media shows western sources dominate how the African story is told

The research surveyed 38 African editors, analyzed content from 60 African news outlets in 15 countries (Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, DRC, Egypt, Tunisia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal) between September and October 2020.