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  • Digital media entrepreneurs are producing ground-breaking journalism and achieving a significant impact on their societies
  • African media entrepreneurs achieved civic engagement, criminal investigations, and changes in the law through their articles
  • The researchers found that more than 85% of the media interviewed had contributed to significant political and societal changes

A new report has revealed that digital media entrepreneurs are producing ground-breaking journalism and achieving a significant impact on their societies, despite often tiny budgets and constant online threats and attacks.

The Inflection Point International report indicates that more than 85% of the media interviewed had contributed to significant political and societal changes.

SembraMedia, a non-profit that supports entrepreneurial journalists, published the report in partnership with the global philanthropic organisation Luminate.

It carried out more than 200 international interviews and interviewed 49 independent digital native media organisations in African countries, namely: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

Civic engagement 

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