Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

PM Abiy Calls for Establishment of Continental Media House

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) calls on African leaders to establish a media organisation that will be a voice to African people.

“I would like to propose to this august body the establishment of an African Union Continental Media House,” said Abiy, in his welcoming remarks at the 35th ordinary Session of the AU Assembly.

Abiy has accused international media outlets of giving wrong picture about African.

“The stereotypical and negative media representations of Africa not only disinforms the rest of the world about our continent, but it also shapes the way we see ourselves as Africans,” said Abiy.

This media house could be organized to provide authoritative news and informationon our continent, fight disinformation, promote our collective agenda and offer opportunities for Pan African voices to be heard, he added.

Africa is often portrayed in the international media negatively, according to Abiy.

“The endless representation as a continent troubled by civil wars, hunger, corruption, greed, disease and poverty is demeaning and dehumanizing and likely driven by a calculated strategy and agenda,” he said.

By Chala Dandessa

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