Updating a news website with text, photos and videos

The technology available nowadays in many mobile phone sets makes it easy for them to be used in projects of citizen journalism. Video and pictures taken using these portable devices are employed to tell stories that matter to people at the grassroots - a perfect example is the Voices of Africa project that was launched in late May 2007 for a preparatory phase.

In Kenya, Ghana, Mozambique and South Africa reporters were hired to master the technology and to get experience in uploading texts, photos and videos. A great part of their results and work are being published on this website with featured areas on mobile phones as an agent of development, access to water and youth culture as well as up to the minute news reports from around Africa.