Journalism and New Media in Africa

Presentation on the future of journalism in Africa by Salim Amin - CEO, Camerapix, Chairman, The Mohamed Amin Foundation, and Chairman, A24 Media

Thursday, April 23, 2009
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
UCLA Campus
10383 Bunche Hall
10th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Salim Amin is CEO of Camerapix, founder and Chairman of The Mohamed Amin Foundation and Chairman of A24 Media. In 1963, world-renowned photographer, cameraman and publisher, Mohamed "Mo" Amin, launched Camerapix from a small shop in Dar es Salaam. From these humble beginnings grew a modern, independent media concern with a reputation for delivering world exclusive images and stories at the forefront of journalism in Africa. Today, Camerapix employs over 30 media professionals, who operate out of its headquarters in Nairobi and an office in London. Camerapix offers its clients a wide array of media services including television production, publishing and photography. In 1998, The Mohamed Amin Foundation was launched to provide would-be African journalists with the tools and knowledge to tell local stories to an international audience. In 2004 Pete Murimi of Kenya was the first graduate of the “MoForce” to win the prestigious CNN African Journalist of the Year Award, a shining example of the quality of training provided at the Foundation. In December 2005, Salim began work on the launch of the first 24-hour pan-African News and Current Affairs Channel. Africa 24 Media, a precursor to the Channel and Africa’s first online Agency for video and stills content, launched in September 2008 ( A24 Media is Africa’s first online delivery site for material from journalists, African broadcasters and NGO’s from around the Continent.In January 2007 Salim was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos. He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Cost : Free and open to the public

For more information please contact:

African StudiesCenter

Tel: 310-825-3686

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center