Press Releases

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

Addis Ababa, 15 September 2022: Ten talented pan-Africanist writers and visual artists will help the African Union mark 20 years of leading the continent’s development, unity, and peace.

12 September 2022

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

Johannesburg, 8 September: 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.

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

    30 June Lagos, Nigeria: Africa No Filter, a donor collaborative working to transform stereotypical narratives of Africa, has launched the Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund. 
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?

21 April 2022, Cairo: 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?