Twenty-four media professionals from three of Africa’s leading economies, Kenya and Nigeria, South Africa, have been selected from prominent organisations for Class 2 of the prestigious Africa Leadership Initiative Media Fellowship Programme.

The twenty-four distinguished journalists, who were nominated for the two-year programme, will convene in South Africa for the first of four, four-day seminars that will address changing  negative perspectives of Africa, as well as the influence of the media on the continent’s development.  Fellows will also consider the quality of financial journalism on the continent. The programme will be moderated by Ferial Haffajee, Editor-in-Chief of City Press, and Derek Thomas, Founder and CEO of Letsema Holdings, individuals who are making positive changes in the media and leadership.

The Africa Leadership Initiative Media Fellow Programme is offered to journalists in senior leadership positions in government, media and civil society. Fellows selected for the programme receive seminars in leadership and financial journalism, access to post graduate studies, professional coaching, and management training. Fellows will examine value-based leadership in a changing Africa, the role of media and development, ethics, social justice, globalization, and the impact of financial journalism on investment and economic growth in Africa.

“Africa is on the rise, and with this robust growth comes opportunities for us as citizens to shape the continent’s narrative,” said Isaac Shongwe, the founder of the ALI programme.

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