Links to many professional organisations like press agencies, international organisations, associations of journalists, informational gateways, gateways to formation in the media etc. [editors ilissAfrica]
The core of the Cooperative African Newspapers Project is the African Newspapers Union List (AFRINUL), a centralized electronic database of holdings information for newspapers (all formats and all languages) published in sub-Saharan Africa. AFRINUL currently consolidates holdings information for collections in North America, and will later expand to include holdings in Africa, Europe, and elsewhere. You can e.g. search by title, country, city, language or years held.
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You can look for literature either in the general catalogue of the German Institute of Global and Area Studies or in the special catalogues of the regional special libraries, including Africa. Additionally, you can find lists of new acquisitions and online bibliographies on special topics. [editors ilissAfrica]
Pambazuka News - published every Thursday - is produced by a pan-African community of some 300 citizens and organisations - academics, policy makers, social activists, women's organisations, civil society organisations, writers, artists, poets, bloggers, and commentators who together produce insightful, sharp and thoughtful analyses and make it one of the largest and most innovative and influential web forums for social justice in Africa.
Pambazuka News also publishes podcasts, videocasts and books. ... [according to site editor's information]
The IFJ is the world's largest organisation of journalists.In 2002 it established an Africa office based in Dakar, Senegal, which enhanced its capacity for the defence of journalists rights. In this regard the IFJ aims to strengthen independent journalists trade unions. [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
fesmedia Africa is the media project of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Africa. It is working towards a political, legal and regulatory framework for the media which follows international human rights law, the relevant protocols of the African Union (AU) and declarations of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) or other regional standards in Africa. fesmedia promotes media freedom, access to information and the diversity of an independent media in Africa, supports the creation of media councils and self-regulatory bodies as a precondition for a responsible and independent media sector, lobbies for the transformation of national broadcasters into truly public broadcasters as platforms for democratic dialogue, cultural exchange and nation building and strengthens the awareness of parliaments for the necessity of adequate media legislation for a democratic control of governments and state institutions. ... [according to site editor's information]
Gallica is the virtual library of the National Library of France. Through its African collection you have access to the accounts, photographs etc of travellers to / exploreres of Africa. The virtual library holds 900 text documents (partly whole books in full text), 30 journals, 80 maps, 20 hours auf audio material and 6,500 photographs. In the year 2002, furthermaterial was meant to be added. You have four possibilities of access: free search of the catalogue, browsing via geography, topic and journals.
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