African Freedom of Expression Exchange – Promoting freedom of expression and human rights in Africa

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is a continental network of some of the most influential freedom of expression and media rights organisations in Africa. All AFEX member organisations are also members of the Toronto-based global free expression network, IFEX. Through the collective engagement and commitment of its members, AFEX’s vision is to have... Continue Reading →

Paradigm Initiative – Strengthening digital inclusion and rights in Nigeria and beyond

Paradigm Initiative (PI) is a social enterprise that builds an ICT-enabled support system and advocates digital rights for young people in order to improve their livelihoods. Founded in 2007, PI has worked with government, civil society, private institutions and international organisations, including the United Nations, to set standards in ICT education, telecentre support, ICT applications... Continue Reading →

amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism – Digging dung, fertilising democracy

amaBhungane (isiZulu for “the dung beetles”) is an independent, non-profit newsroom based in South Africa. Launched in 2010, it develops investigative journalism to promote a free, capable media, and open, accountable and just democracy. amaBhungane develops investigative journalism in the public interest, inter alia by engaging in its best practice, by transferring investigative skills to... Continue Reading →

MAD Leadership Foundation – Developing South Africa’s future leaders

The Make A Difference Leadership Foundation (MAD Leadership Foundation) was founded in 2003 by 1995 Rugby World Cup winning captain Francois Pienaar and a group of like-minded individuals who shared a vision to develop academically talented scholars with leadership potential into future leaders for South Africa. The Foundation implements a comprehensive, personal and long-term scholarship... Continue Reading →

Nal’ibali – Promoting a reading culture in South Africa

Nal’ibali (isiXhosa for “here’s the story”) is a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign to spark children’s potential through storytelling and reading. It is built on the simple logic that a well-established culture of reading can be a real game-changer for education in South Africa. Literacy skills are a strong predictor of future academic success in all subjects... Continue Reading →

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