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getting more social

Caroline Jones | 12:01 UK time, Wednesday, 18 November 2009


BBC News has today appointed its first social media editor, to develop the way we gather news from our audiences, and make more of our journalism available on social networks.

Read all about the new post here

Social media is changing the way news is collated, distributed and consumed in a very far-reaching way.

As digital technology continues its advance across Africa, how will it change the role of BBC Africa News and Current Affairs as a news provider for the continent?

Our twitter feed can react the quickest to breaking news, while and our programmes, blog and magazine can provide the detail, context and analysis and there are yet more platforms for us to explore.

Plus, our audience will surely become more involved in the process, identifying the stories that you want told and telling us how you want us to tell them.

exciting times

Man fear

Caroline Jones | 16:55 UK time, Friday, 6 November 2009

Comments (2)

Troubled times for African men?

... been listening to Gladys Njoroge's report from the men-who-feel-under-attack debate in Nairobi. One bloke was near to tears at the thought of being surplus to his girlfriend's requirements because she could pay her own rent. bless!

Gladys's report

Do African women need a fella in modern society where they have financial independence? What's you view?

Isn't it about negotiating a relationship with roles both partners are comfortable with?

Come on guys - stop feeling sorry for yourselves - manhood isn't a mono-dimensional thing!

Holes in the road

Caroline Jones | 10:39 UK time, Tuesday, 3 November 2009

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We're running a series of on air features about traffic congestion and the problems confronting drivers in Africa's major cities.

Louise Redvers, our correspondent in Angola, snapped this unfortunate scene on one of the capital's poorly maintained roads.


Listen to her report

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