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Showing posts from January, 2014

BloGHome: Contribute to Ghana's First Social Media Hub, Generate #MoreStories

The current wave of African storytelling is largely driven by access to social media and citizen journalists who literally break the news as it happens. But there's still a lot of content yet to be created - especially in Ghana, Africa.

BloggingGhana has been at the forefront of social media and citizen journalism in Ghana since it's inception in 2009 by a group of 8 friends. Now, the organization has hundreds of active members who contribute to news, information on Ghana, Africa, from the ground up.

After five years of meeting and working in cafes, auditoriums, schools, and so on, BloGH is finally coming home. Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to BloGHome. With the launch of its #MoreStories fundraising drive, BloGH hopes to raise $10,000 to furnish its newly procured office in Accra (see below).

Per it's Indiegogo fundraising page, BloGHome will include a training area for training students, civil society, government actors and organizations on using social media to engage …

Ghana's Komla Dumor - Insights on Courage & Embarking on the Narrow Path [Tribute]

"There's so much more to tell about Africa than the usual stories about war, famine and disease."

Komla Dumor.

Son, husband, father, Ghana's "Boss Player", Africa's storyteller, BBC World News broadcaster, inspiration - courage personified.

If anyone had told me that Komla Dumor's Black Star would burst out into eternity on January 18, 2014, I would have called them a liar and then some. His 41 years of life might seem "short" to many of us, but from all indications, this amazing soul found it more than enough for doing what he set out to do: to be a journalist of the highest order and to contribute towards telling Africa's stories. His awards, accolades and accomplishments are well recorded - perhaps more so after his untimely demise yesterday from a cardiac arrest in London - and numerous people are sharing their condolences and tributes on social media with variations of the hashtag #RIPKomla. Undoubtedly, he was a force to reckon …