The African Slum Journal
The African Slum Journal is a series of video reports about issues that matter in slum communities. The reports are produced by so called Community Media Houses. A Community Media House is an organization, deeply rooted in the slum, that recruits and trains young people in film making and editing These trainees bring out real life stories from African slums that they sell to both a local as well as to a worldwide audience.
They offer a platform for musicians and artists. In this way the Community Media House becomes a sustainable source of income for these youngsters. The trained reporters will own 50% of a Community Media House. The other 50% will be owned by the Voices of Africa Media Foundation, that has taken the initiative for this project.
The ambition is to build a pan African network of Community Media Houses in all major African capitals. The subscription revenues of the African Slum Journal will be used to finance this ambition.
Visit and subscribe to the African Slum Journal
Also visit the Music from the Slums YouTube channel
21 October 2012, 23:17