Applications call for Internet4Good Video Story Contest 2020.
The Internet4Good project seeks to engage and train media practitioners to responsibly report and set agendas on internet use among young Africans especially in light of sensational reportage about “African internet scammers”. Young people are at the forefront of internet adoption in Africa. According to Research ICT Africa, African youth between ages 15 and 24 have shown increased mobile phone ownership in recent years.
While exposure to information and communication technologies (ICTs) has improved learning, communication, and innovation, it has also increased the risk of perpetuating or falling victim to internet scams. Furthermore, the most popular of these scams is Advance Fee Fraud, in which perpetrators convince an individual that they would receive a huge sum of money if they pay a certain amount of money in advance.
Hence, the overall goal of this project is to contribute to responsible and balanced reporting and public information on internet use in and about West Africa. The program also seeks to achieve this by engaging media professionals and enthusiasts through training, advocacy, and collaboration.
Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become necessary to redesign the format of the program from a physical workshop to a hybrid event starting with a virtual pilot that includes a media campaign and webinar from September to December 2020. This project is supported by funding from the International Alumni Center (iac Berlin) as well as would be implemented by a team of media professionals within the Bosch Alumni Network Media Cluster.
Internet4Good Video Story Contest has the following prizes
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