Misinformation, disinformation: A concern for African journalists

The advent of technology has blurred the lines between fact and fiction
The advent of technology has blurred the lines between fact and fiction

NAIROBI: Held under the theme, ‘Re-engineering African media in times of critical transformation”, the gathering was also meant for the media leaders to find solutions on how best to tell the African stories.

As discussions unfolded and with elections looming across many African nations, the imperative for local journalists to spearhead the narrative became unmistakably clear. “It should be journalists in those countries feeding international media,” remarked one participant, striking a chord and echoing sentiments shared.

The resonance of this sentiment was palpable, reflecting upon instances where reports about Botswana veered dangerously from reality. As Botswana gears up for its own electoral cycle, the imperative for local journalists to wield their pens as instruments of truth grows ever more urgent.

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