Stories about Zambia from May, 2010
Emeka writes about Mary Tembo of Media 365: “Mary and her sisters founded Youth Media that published the TrendSetters a magazine that won numerous international awards for encouraging honest discussion on matters lifestyle and health among the youth.”
Zambians are saying to the ruling party, “It's enough”: “For most of Zambians, MMD government has become unfit and clueless to govern. Majority of Zambians strongly believe that MMD government policies are wrong in formula and disastrous in practice. RB’s government can not even admit that hospitals are lacking medicines...
Border Jumpers is a blog written by Bernard Pollack and Danielle Nierenberg as they travel in Africa.
Through the Kids News Network in different countries throughout the world, children now have the opportunity to watch TV news magazines which are specifically geared towards them, also giving them a space to voice their opinions and find out about current events.
The rise of multiparty democracy in Africa has led citizens and civil society to demand more transparency and accountability from their governments. New technologies can buoy their efforts, but such initiatives face major obstacles including infrastructure, lack of political will, and a shortage of techinical skills and personnel.