Annisa Essack | firstname.lastname@example.org
22 June 2023 | 17:00 CAT
2 min read
Thandi Smith, Head of Programs at Media Morning Africa, joined the conversation on Sabahul Muslim and spoke on how the world’s media reported on the African Delegation Peace Mission to Russia and Ukraine.
According to Smith, the South African media focused on the logistics of the security personnel not being allowed to disembark in Poland. However, media across Africa focused on what happened during the peace mission. This highlighted that the South African media did not examine the exact mission details.
Speaking on the attack on a school in Uganda, Smith says that because the focus is on the conflict in Europe, the media is not looking at Africa and the events unfolding within our continent.
South African firefighters have been sent to Canada to assist with the wildfires devastating parts of the country. Smith mentioned that the story had gained the continent’s attention, and this was a great “good news” story as we navigate through the negative news daily.
Listen to the full interview on Sabahul Muslim with Sulaimaan Ravat here.