Top Journalist Urges Local Scribes to Sharpen their Noses

Veteran journalist Edem Djokotoe has shown his impatience with Zambian scribes for running along with rumours rather than verifying stories. The veteran scribe Djokotoe who also doubles as a media trainer took issue with the manner the rumour about former … Continued

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Veteran journalist Edem Djokotoe has shown his impatience with Zambian scribes for running along with rumours rather than verifying stories. The veteran scribe Djokotoe who also doubles as a media trainer took issue with the manner the rumour about former President Dr Kenneth Kaunda being sent to Zimbabwe as a special for President Edgar Lungu to persuade Robert Mugabe to step down. Djokotoe wondered why the mainstream media had not stepped in with facts to halt the rumour. The former Post Newspapers columnist (Soul to Soul and Mind Over Matter columns) and Evelyn Hone College Journalism lecturer has been critical of the manner the local media handles news business. Djokotoe is one of a dying breed of scribes that are particular about how news should be reported. BELOW IS WHAT DJOKOTOE POSTED: I don’t get it. The minute the fake news that KK was in Zimbabwe started doing the rounds online and in the international press, government should have issued a statement dismissing the story as a hoax. State TV should have gone to KKs home and filed a report in real time showing the old man very much in Zambia taking it easy and having no time or appetite for shuttle diplomacy. That simple, really. News is an expensive business–whether it involves leaving the metropole and heading out into the hinterland to see at first hand the devastation caused by army worms, the influx of refugees from Congo DR or a coup in a neighbouring country you once shared an umbilical cord with. You won’t know the facts until you spend money to get boots on the ground. You can’t reduce reality to a studio discussion programme. That’s not how you give people a sense of what is going on, which is what news should be. And you can’t spend your whole life monitoring other stations, which is something we can do easily and without your help. No! And there should be no place or toleration for apologetics. When I say media–and that goes for TV, radio, newspapers etc–have become the most expensive toys around, this is what I mean. What’s the point of investing mucho dinero in digital equipment if content is going to remain in a permanent state of rigor mortis? The post Top Journalist Urges Local Scribes to Sharpen their Noses appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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KLM Loses Out in Kenya Airways Debt-Equity Swap

[East African] Dutch carrier KLM is the biggest loser in the just concluded Kenya Airways debt-equity swap that will see the struggling airline majority owned by the government and banks, who could, however, sell off their stakes at the earliest opport…

[East African] Dutch carrier KLM is the biggest loser in the just concluded Kenya Airways debt-equity swap that will see the struggling airline majority owned by the government and banks, who could, however, sell off their stakes at the earliest opportunity.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Ideas Floated for Making Belt, Road Initiative Tick

[Daily News] THE Secretary General of the Tanzania-China Friendship Promotion Association (TCFPA), Mr Joseph Kahama, has underscored the need of policy coordination coupled with a comparative advantage in trade and economic cooperation to make Belt and…

[Daily News] THE Secretary General of the Tanzania-China Friendship Promotion Association (TCFPA), Mr Joseph Kahama, has underscored the need of policy coordination coupled with a comparative advantage in trade and economic cooperation to make Belt and Road Initiative successful.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

How Robbers Dug Tunnel Into Kcb Bank and Walked Away With Sh50 Million

[Nairobi News] Robbers who appeared to have learnt from an American crime television series dug a 30-metre-long tunnel into a bank’s strongroom in Thika Town and stole more than Sh50 million.

[Nairobi News] Robbers who appeared to have learnt from an American crime television series dug a 30-metre-long tunnel into a bank's strongroom in Thika Town and stole more than Sh50 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Bridge Schools Under Fire

[Observer] Officials at Bridge International Academies (BIA) were last week holed up in meetings in Nairobi, following a series of challenges that have beset the group in both Uganda and Kenya.

[Observer] Officials at Bridge International Academies (BIA) were last week holed up in meetings in Nairobi, following a series of challenges that have beset the group in both Uganda and Kenya.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Parliament to Pay Shs 50 Million to Justice Mulangira

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Constitutional Court has ordered Uganda’s parliament to pay Sh50m to High Court Judge Joseph Murangira for injuring his reputation by making a report against him without giving him a fair hearing.

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Constitutional Court has ordered Uganda's parliament to pay Sh50m to High Court Judge Joseph Murangira for injuring his reputation by making a report against him without giving him a fair hearing.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Medical Union’s Application Hearing Set for Friday

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Kampala High Court deputy registrar Sarah Langa Monday pushed to friday 24th the hearing of an application filed by Uganda Medical Union, seeking to bar the Uganda Medical Association , it’s Secretary General Dr. Ekwaro…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Kampala High Court deputy registrar Sarah Langa Monday pushed to friday 24th the hearing of an application filed by Uganda Medical Union, seeking to bar the Uganda Medical Association , it's Secretary General Dr. Ekwaro Obuku and Workers' MP Dr. Sam Lyomoki, from holding negotiations with government regarding the socio- economic interests of health workers.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Museveni – India and Africa Can Complement Each Other Very Well

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -President Yoweri Museveni has advised prospective investors to target investing in areas of agro-processing and value addition to minerals like phosphates, in Uganda.

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -President Yoweri Museveni has advised prospective investors to target investing in areas of agro-processing and value addition to minerals like phosphates, in Uganda.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda