A24 news channel

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Africa 24 Media
Launched 2008-09-01
Owned by A24 Media Limited
Picture format 4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Slogan An African Voice Telling the African Story!
Headquarters Kenya Nairobi
Website A24media.com

A24 is an independent pan-African 24-hour news and information channel, an 'African voice for Africa'. It started broadcasting from Nairobi, Kenya on 19 September 2008 by satellite and cable television, radio and the internet.[1][2]

Overview[edit]

The project is the brainchild of Salim Amin, Kenyan photojournalist and entrepreneur based in Nairobi who runs Camerapix, the media business started by his late father Mohammed 'Mo' Amin.

The channel's model for development is the Al Jazeera network in Qatar. As well as providing news, A24's mission is to communicate relevant information about cross-border issues especially health care, the environment, business, art, and music, without shirking from addressing the continent's problems. Salim Amin wrote in an article: "We are different in each corner of Africa; we have different histories, cultures and many different languages. But we need to talk to each other, we need to understand all these differences, we need to share our successes, and jointly fight our problems and failures - many of which are similar - HIV, malaria, corruption, poverty, human rights and education."[1]

Programming[edit]

Series[edit]

  • God in Africa
  • Family Doctor
  • CrossTalk
  • Witness (licensed from Al-Jazeera English)
  • Shake
  • Kuwa Tofauti
  • Hatua
  • Doctors on Call
  • Nigeria This Week
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Business 2010
  • Business in Africa
  • East Africa Report
  • Africa's Entrepreneurs
  • Healthy Business
  • Initiavtive Africa (produced by People TV)
  • Business Africa (produced by People TV)

External links[edit]

Portal:Africa

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Salim Amin: "Voice of Africa a vision of hope for continent". Sydney Morning Herald, August 27, 2007. Retrieved August 27, 2007.
  2. ^ "A24 Launch Revolutionises African Media Environment". NEWSfromAFRICA. 2008-09-25.