Press Releases

20 July 2022

New handbook outlines how journalists can write about Africa beyond stereotypes

20 July 2022, Johannesburg: Narrative-change organization Africa No Filter is challenging stereotypical news about Africa with its latest handbook, Why Change the Way We Write About Africa?A storyteller’s guide to reframing Africa. 

30 June 2022

Africa No Filter Launches the Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund to Empower Emerging African Creative Talent

    • The $30,000 fund is powered by Heirs Insurance and Heirs Life Assurance
    • Open to journalists, filmmakers, content producers, visual and performing artists
    • Projects must amplify entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in Africa
10 May 2022

Africa No Filter and Thomson Foundation partner to deliver a disruptive journalism course

10 May, Johannesburg: Narrative change organisation Africa No Filter has partnered with the Thomson Foundation for a groundbreaking digital course called African Stories: A guide for journalists on how to tell better stories about Africa.

21 April 2022

Greta Thunberg speaks for Africa when it comes to climate. Where are Africa's voices?

Africa has become the face of the global climate crisis, yet Greta Thunberg has emerged as the continent’s leading voice of advocacy - even among African activists, according to the newly launched report, Climate Change in Africa: Are Africans sleepwalking to disaster?

28 March 2022

Experts say this is how Africa can take ownership of its business narratives

An award-winning entrepreneur, strategy and impact expert and a former trade and investment minister turned global economist got together to unpack The Business in Africa Narrative Report. They also discussed how Africa can rewrite its business story from one that perpetuates stereotypes like dependence on foreign powers.

15 March 2022

Africa No Filter and Meta announce the next generation of XR creators in Africa

Africa No Filter and Meta today announced the next generation of Extended Reality (XR) creators in Africa with six recipients selected from the Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds

1 March 2022

Un nouveau rapport met en lumière les discours persistants sur les affaires en Afrique, alors que le potentiel du continent continue d'être négligé

    • Une analyse de 750 millions de récits publiés entre 2017 et 2021 ;
    • 70 % des articles sur les affaires en Afrique font référence à des puissances étrangères, notamment la Chine, les États-Unis, la Russie, la France et le Royaume-Uni ;
    • La corruption est mentionnée dans près de 10 % des articles sur les affaires en Afrique ;
    • <1% des articles sur les affaires en Afrique font référence à la ZLECAF ;
    • Les femmes ne représentent que 29% des acteurs des reportages sur le sujet en question et 12% des experts ou des sources utilisées.
1 March 2022

New report on narratives on business in Africa shows another ‘scramble for Africa’ by foreign powers is underway in international media

    • Analysis of 750 million stories published between 2017 and 2021
    • 70% of coverage about business in Africa references foreign powers including China, the USA, Russia, France, and the UK
    • Corruption referenced in nearly 10% of stories on business in Africa
    • <1% of the coverage on business and Africa referenced the AfCFTA