Latest on the HuffPost: “Get To Know Abaas Mpindi: The Ugandan CEO Who Is Challenging How The Media Portrays Africa”

Abaas Mpindi is a man on a grand mission — and that mission is to ensure Africa, its people, and journalists from the continent are thoroughly represented and are in positions of power in the media. Tired of the misrepresentation and the rampant stereotypical media narratives about Africa (i.e. “Africa rising”, HIV/AIDS and malaria-ridden, chronic war and poverty stories) by Western news outlets and frustrated by a lack of African journalists (on-air and behind-the-scenes) in global media, Mpindi, 30, decided to create his own organization —the Media Challenge Initiative (MCI) — to ensure the narratives, stories, and voices of Ugandan and other African journalists are heard. Read more at the HuffPost.

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