Inform Africa and IMS (International Media Support) award 3 winners for the media literacy project “Arif Negari”.

March 24, 2022

Inform Africa is a hub for digital rights technology, media research, and development. Inform Africa is working in fact-checking, digital rights, media literacy, media training, media research, and media technology development and support. International Media Support (IMS) is a non-profit organization working to strengthen the capacity of media to reduce conflict, strengthen democracy and facilitate dialogue.

In partnership with International Media Support (IMS), Inform Africa has worked on an 8-month media literacy campaign project called “Arif Negari.” They successfully concluded the first-round media literacy campaign with 20 young social media influencers. The goal was to inform the community on using media outlets, analyze information, disinformation, and misinformation. Arif Negari aims to promote better media knowledge for a better society and provide youth influencers an opportunity to work with media development and other institutions.

The top three winners of a short video competition under the theme “Media Literacy for the Betterment of Society” are Tesfamariam Dargie with Ale-Tegenagnetom, Blen Tadele with Ale-Mawek, and Bereket Kebede with Maheberawi Kibertis. They were awarded ETB 35,000, ETB 20,000, and ETB 10,000 respectively. First-place winner Tesfamaryam said, “It’s not always about the type of equipment used to make videos, rather it’s about having a good story to tell, and we wanted to make it simple but still contain a meaningful message for the audience.”

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