The Nordic Africa Institute


How storytelling can help re-shape the image of Africa


African journalist training : Photo by UN Climate

Date • 12 Oct 2023

Africa has all too frequently been depicted in the media through a narrow and often misleading lens. Rather than show-casing a vast and diverse continent, media portrayals often resort to generalization and sensationalism, reinforcing stereotypes of poverty, conflict, and despair, says Moky Mokura, head of Africa No Filter, an organization that works to change the narrative about Africa.

Here Makura develops her argument on how both research and storytelling can play a pivotal role in re-shaping the narrative about Africa, fostering a more nuanced and accurate perspective of Africa among the public and policymakers alike.