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Media Source Africa: South African online crowdfunding platform FundFind created by actor

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An online crowdfunding platform for South Africans, designed by an actor, is expected to launch in the next month.

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"I got the idea middle last year. Crowdfunding is basically a way for people to raise funds by asking a lot of people for small amounts instead of asking one person for a big amount," said Larter.

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Media Source Africa: Call for Applications: 2013 FAIR African Investigative Journalism Grants Fund (Africa-wide)

Media Source Africa: Call for Applications: 2013 FAIR African Investigative Journalism Grants Fund (Africa-wide) | DSLR video and Photography | Scoop.it

AIR is pleased to announce that investigative journalists working for African media and residing in Africa can apply for a small grant under the 2013 'African Investigative Journalism Grants Fund'.

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The grant programme covers 40 small grants of US$ 1,000 each which are meant for expenses only. An advisory committee will extend these grants to deserving journalists who cannot find time and resources to follow up on an important story.

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Bootlegging And The Plot Against African American Film

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To my knowledge, the concept of Bootlegging and its affect on African-American cinema has not been explored in any substantive detail.
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Media Source Africa: Nigeria's President splashes N3 billion on Nollywood Films.

Media Source Africa: Nigeria's President splashes N3 billion on Nollywood Films. | DSLR video and Photography | Scoop.it

The president said the package, to be launched as "Project Nollywood", will include grants for the best film scripts, a capacity development fund, and funds for supporting the industry's infrastructure".

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Nollywood has seen growth in production and sales within the past years but remains heavily criticized for low content quality. It will much needed if it can raise production, professionalism and distribution of Nigeria's film economy.

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Culture Shift

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Culture Shift is a partnership-led British Council initiative which aims to stimulate the creation of new technology tools and products that support the development of emerging creative businesses and cultural organisations around the world.

 
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Current programme is focused on key markets in Africa – a continent possessing some of the fastest growing economies, urban centres, mobile phone markets, broadband adaption, youth demographics and innovative talent – with plans to extend the scheme globally in the coming years.

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Vénicia Guinot™'s curator insight, February 21, 2013 6:43 PM

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.
John F. Kennedy

Vénicia Guinot™'s comment, February 21, 2013 6:48 PM
Great project indeed, you have all my support.