Michael R. Bloomberg Launches Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa
The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa is a pan-African program to build media capacity, convene international leaders and improve access to information in order to advance transparency, accountability and governance on the continent. The initial focus of the commitment will be on Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.
The initiative will provide cross disciplinary education programs and mid-career fellowships to increase the number of highly-trained business and financial journalists, convene pan-African forums to examine worldwide media best practices and support research to stimulate media innovations.
Timely and accurate reporting of business and financial matters plays a critical role in advancing efficient markets and is a key driver in supporting economic and social growth. Strengthening business and economic news coverage, expanding training programs for journalists and providing greater access to reliable data about Africa are frequently cited as important enablers to the continent’s continued development.
MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG LAUNCHES BLOOMBERG MEDIA INITIATIVE AFRICA
February 3, 2014
Bloomberg announces $10 million commitment to support pan-African business and financial journalism and advance transparency, accountability and governance on the continent.
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