Television can be a tremendous force for the good. It can shed light on the dark corners, where ignorance and hatred fester…. But the flow of information ought not to be one way only, from North to South; this has led to a burgeoning ‘content divide’ that threatens to overwhelm or marginalize local views and voices…Press freedom and pluralism of content can, and must develop together in the information society. Here too, the world’s broadcasters can make an important contribution.
- Kofi Annan, Former Secretary General, UN.
The view of Africa’s visionary thinkers is that the 21st Century is the continent’s century of emancipation. The willingness, for example, of 25 member countries of the African Union to ratify the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement does reflect a strong desire of an Africa in search of innovative ways that will ensue in the renaissance of a prosperous and culturally integrated continent.