EDITORIAL: African media need to shake off shackles of underdog | The New Times


Rwanda marks the Africa Information Day today.

On every given occasion, African media managers always talk of the importance of telling our own story and not relying wholly on foreign media that have their own agenda. And as usual during those gatherings, it is all talk and little action. No one even comes up with a semblance of a footprint of how to circumvent established mainstream media to give out our story.

But as the saying goes; charity begins at home. Before talking about a united and cohesive African media, what will Rwanda take on the table? It is true that Rwandan media has come a long way, taking painful baby steps as it tries to stand on its own two feet.

But we should also be honest with ourselves; we are not yet there, at least the way we would wish to. There are still many…

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