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   11 February  2021
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In this week's newsletter, we find out whether there is money in African podcasting ahead of Africa Podcast Day.

You will also read about Nigerian solution-based media start-up Progress Clock. Come join us as 7 southern African startups take to the virtual Jamlab Demo Day stage and learn about the progress of one of our Jamlab Accelerator Programme teams

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Jamlab Africa Team
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Where is the money in African podcasting?

Create a podcast that looks professional and engages your audience, and the people will come. Read more 

Progress Clock: Nigerian solution-based media start-up enters the fray
Progress Clock is a solution-based media outlet that will document how people are solving humanitarian, economic, and social problems. Read more 
7 southern African startups taking the virtual Jamlab Demo Day stage
Come join us and hear from a bunch of amazing founders on the fourth Jamlab Accelerator Programme for media startups. Read more 
Manifexto gets a fact-check of its own
The Jamlab Accelerator Programme showed the Angolan start-up how to simplify its vision and completely revamp its roadmap. Read more

Opportunities & Awards

Taco Kuiper Awards for Investigative Journalism 2021 // 12 Feb // The Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Journalism invites you to submit stories published or broadcast in 2020. The Award recognises outstanding examples of journalism, that reveal untold stories, hold the powerful to account and question those in public life.
Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling // 15 Feb // The Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling celebrates up-and-coming African journalists who “strive to strengthen people’s voices and illuminate the transformational change taking place on the continent”.

One World Media Awards 2021 // 16 Feb // The awards recognise and celebrate the best media coverage of underreported stories and issues around the world. Entries should focus on stories or issues in or related to low- and middle-income countries across the global south. 

Interested in any of these? Follow this link for information on these opportunities and more.  

Coming up

Africa Podcast Day // 12 Feb // Join the virtual special programme that will celebrate podcasting in Africa and appreciate African podcasters. This year's theme is 'We are proud to be here'.

World Radio Day // 13 Feb // World Radio Day 2021 celebrates radio as part of humanity’s history by following the various developments in our society and adapting its services. "New World, New Radio" is, therefore, an ode to the resilience of radio. 

For your calendar. Find more details on the above listed events and check out the international journalism event calendar
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