Through the pan-African digital news newspaper, Africanian News, the communication arm of Dreams Hub, the technology, entrepreneurship, research and innovation hub aims to highlight the beauty of the continent and its opportunities, as told by young African professionals, opinion leaders, all subject to the profession of journalism and communication, prevalent in this new digital age.
To achieve this, Mr Collins Mtika, with over 20 years of experience and Director of the Malawi Centre for Investigative Journalism, has shaken hands with Oscar Nchaso, founder of Dreams Hub. The two executives signed a memorandum of understanding last May, during their meeting in JinHua City, attending the seminar on China’s Modernisation and Africa’s Development.
Effective communication for quality journalism is the basis of the ‘citizen journalism’ exchange programme that will expose the work of young journalists abroad.
“From Dreams Hub, we have created a programme for journalists to showcase their work beyond our community. Dreams Hub takes care of the journalistic translation into English, through its highly qualified professionals in the sector, while maintaining the professional’s authorship at all times. We believe that this will allow more and more young Equatoguineans to be discovered in the international market for their professionalism. And this new collaboration with the Malawi Journalism Research Centre fits into our strategic plan while reinforcing our vision for the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem,” Mr. Nchaso said.
For his part Collins Mtika nuanced what it entails to be a media professional in this endeavour that aims to highlight opportunities on the continent: “Anything that makes you uncomfortable to be published, that is journalism. The rest is advertising and propaganda. We have a duty to counteract the misinformation and perception of our continent with truthful and verified information.”