Wednesday, October 25, 2006
What's the New News from Africa?
"We have to understand that the audience is not tuning out on Africa. It's the media decision makers who decide that Americans aren't interested." -- Charlayne Hunter-Gault, journalist
What's really going on in Africa and why should people be interested in the continent? To learn more, check out this in-depth interview with Charlayne Hunter-Gault, a verteran U.S. journalist and long-time African resident. Some of you may recognize her from PBS Newshour or others may know of her as the great challenger of segregation at the University of Georgia. Charlayne became the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Georgia in 1962. She's been living in Johannesburg, South Africa for almost a decade. Her book, New News Out of Africa: Uncovering Africa's Renaissance was released this year.