Mon. Jul 15th, 2024

Misinformation and media restrictions add to the chaos in the flood-stricken city of Derna. Plus, preserving Nigeria’s past in print.

As the residents of the city of Derna count their dead, authorities in eastern Libya expel news crews from the city and evade scrutiny of their role in the disaster.

Elham Saudi – Co-founder & director, Lawyers for Justice in Libya
Sami Zaptia – Editor-in-chief, Libya Herald
Anas El Gomati – Director, Sadeq Institute

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Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch announced his resignation this week aged 92, handing over the reins of his empire to his son. Reporter Johanna Hoes explains the implications of the long-awaited move.

Archiving Nigeria’s past in print

Fu’ad Lawal is a Nigerian journalist on a mission; to make a free online archive of the country’s newspapers since 1960. Meenakshi Ravi reports on the ambitious project aiming to bring Nigeria’s past to life.

Fu’ad Lawal – Founder, Archivi.Ng
Ruth Zakari – Editor-in-chief, Zikoko
Toyin Falola – Author, Decolonizing African Studies, Professor, University of Texas at Austin

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