oa Global Media Journal - African Edition - Reporting Africa

Volume 2 Number 2
  • ISSN : 2073-2740



When opening this conference, Professor Lizette Rabe quoted a statistic that struck a chord with me. In a six-month period between March and August 2000, the TransAfrica Forum in the USA had counted 89 stories on Africa published by The New York Times and Washington Post. Of the 89, 75 were negative, and 63 of the 89 were about conflict in Africa.

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