Twenty Ten boosts African multimedia journalism

Lusaka, Zambia
As part of the Twenty Ten project, World Press Photo hosted two multimedia workshops in 2010, one in Johannesburg, South Africa, and one in Lusaka, Zambia. These were the first two multimedia workshops run by World Press Photo in its 55 year history, reflecting the shift taking place in photojournalism globally with the growing influence of new media platforms. The Zambia workshop was hosted by Panos Southern Africa who not only provided both excellent logistical support, but also provided much needed input in terms of fixing and story opportunities. As Managing Director of Africa Media Online I was there as part of our involvement as a partner in the Twenty Ten project and put together this multimedia production in an attempt to capture both something of the value of the training provided by DJ Clark and Jonathan Torgovnik and something of what multimedia journalism is.
The Twenty Ten project is funded by the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is a partnership between World Press Photo, FreeVoice, Africa Media Online and lokaalmondiaal training over 120 African journalists ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup to tell Africa’s story from an African perspective at a time when the world’s attention is focused on Africa’s first World Cup.

Click here to view the best of the multimedia productions that have emerged out of the Johannesburg and Lusaka Workshops. Use rights to these and other productions that will be produced over the period of the lead up to and during the 2010 FIFA World Cup can be purchased from Africa Media Online.