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Yaw Frempong Ampomah posted a discussion

Penplusbytes and FAT-Africa Collaborate on Budget Tracking Project

The International Institute of ICT Journalism, Penplusbytes, in partnership with Financial Accountability and Transparency Africa (FAT-Africa) is undertaking a Budget Tracking Project to produce a simplified, easily comprehensible and reader-friendly citizens’ budget. This is in recognition of the need to track government expenditure as well as efforts to measure how well policies are implemented and to what extent governments are fulfilling their commitments to citizens.The joint project, with…See More
Aug 8
Joana Anno-Firempong posted a discussion

Newspaper Reports on Oil and Gas increased by 100% but more needs to be done

Oil and gas reports in Ghanaian newspapers increased by 100% in the first quarter of this year, compared to same period last year.  This is contained in a research undertaken in the Ghanaian media by Penplusbytes under their project, "Empowering the media to play an active role over oil and gas revenue and resources" in Ghana. Three newspapers were studied for this report namely state owned Ghanaian Times, Daily Graphic and privately owned Daily Guide. The report also saw an increase in…See More
Aug 1
Profile IconYaw Frempong Ampomah and Kemo Cham joined International Institute for ICT Journalism
Jul 11
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Featured Member

Agather Atuhaire is a Ugandan Journalist working with Uganda Radio Network (URN) - the only News Agency in Uganda. Before joining URN, she worked with The Independent News Magazine which is a weekly regional magazine that focuses on news…
Jul 11
Joana Anno-Firempong posted a discussion

Meet Penplusbytes Featured Member for this month

Agather Atuhaire is a Ugandan Journalist working with Uganda Radio Network (URN) - the only News Agency in Uganda. Before joining URN, she worked with The Independent News Magazine which is a weekly regional magazine that focuses on news analysis. While studying in the University she worked with two radio stations in Western Uganda (Vision fm and Endigyito fm) as a news reporter and news anchor respectively before graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Mass communication from Makerere…See More
Jul 11
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"Penplusbytes Organizes Forum for Media and Civil Society Organisations in the Extractive Sector Prudent management of oil and gas revenue"
Jul 9
Joana Anno-Firempong posted a discussion

Mike Best Delivers African Elections Project Inaugural Lectures On Social Media Tracking Of African Elections.

Dr. Michael Best, a renowned New media and ICT specialist and Professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of technology will on June 30, 2014, deliver a lecture  inaugural African Elections Project Lecture series on the topic :  "Free, Fair and Facebook: Social Media Tracking of African Elections” at 5:30pm. Hosted by Penplusbytes’ New Media Hub, a ultra-modern innovations hub that supports non-profits and CSOs to…See More
Jul 3
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"Free, Fair and Facebook: Social Media Tracking of African Elections”

1st Annual African Elections Project Lectures"Free, Fair and Facebook: Social Media Tracking of African Elections”Dr. Michael Best, professor at the Sam Nunn School International Affairs & School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, USAJune 30, 2014, at 5:30pm at New Media Hub, No 1 Otwe Close, Osu Ako Adjei, Accra The use of social media and crowdsourcing platforms is exploding across the African continent, especially via mobile networks and featured handsets. Over…See More
Jun 25

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