How does the world see Africa? The Centre for Film & Media Studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT) joined New York nonprofits Africa No Filter and The Africa Center to find out how 20 influential news outlets tell the continent’s stories.

The newly launched global media index for Africa has been hailed by two local media authorities. Anton Harber says the results point to “less of the crude and superficial coverage” while William Bird says it shows how global media reports...

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