Learn outside (the box of) the lecture room…
I had a 9am lecture this morning with the late great Kola Dumor as I sat behind my computer and came across his TEDxEuston talk Telling the African Story: Komla Dumor at TEDxEuston on YouTube.
And it just happens I will be going to Ghana for the Easter break so I couldn’t have seen this at a better time.
How to cover Africa in 2012 and beyond:
1. There must be a balance or please don’t patronize me.
2. When in doubt ask an AFRICAN expert – speaking the native tongue doesn’t make you an expert
3. Hire the best talent to tell your story
The biggest single audience for the BBC is Africa
“Until the lion knows how to write, every story will glorify the hunter…” Proverb
Here’s a blog post on this talk: Inspire Me by Inspire Afrika Magazine
RIP Komla Dumor… Never forgotten x
Reflecting on the Service of Thanksgiving and Farewell for Life of Komla Dumor vlog
Thanksgiving and Farewell: BBC Komla Dumor Memorial Service in London
THE WORLD HAS LOST A GREAT JOURNALIST, AFRICA HAS LOST AN ADVOCATE… GHANA HAS LOST A SON – RIP Komla Dumor
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