The project 'Twenty Ten: African media on the road to 2010 (and beyond)' is an initiative of four organizations: Free Voice, World Press Photo, Africa Media Online and lokaalmondiaal.
The project is inspired by the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which is being organized on the African continent for the first time, and the media opportunities this has to offer. Football is an integral aspect of life all over Africa, as well as in the rest of the world.
This project aims to give African journalists a voice, both on the African continent, as well as worldwide. It offers African citizens the opportunity to experience their own view of African reality, as opposed to depending on foreign news organizations.
Twenty Ten focuses on developing the expertise of African journalists and encouraging them to produce and distribute articles, images, broadcasts and multimedia productions related to African football. African media are encouraged to publish the created content free of charge.
The project was launched in April 2009 to hunt for some of Africa’s best journalist to report and write on the World Cup.
I was among 300 journalists who applied to participate in the project and fortunately I was selected among the 108 ALLSTARS (36 radio journalists in Africa) to participate in the training workshops for the project. Hopefully I would make it for the DREAM TEAM to South Africa 2010.