Second edition of PABHA launched in Dakar

Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's minister of Communication and Information Technologies has extolled the significance of the Pan-African Broadcasting and Heritage Award (PABHA), whose second edition was launched Thursday in Dakar.
"The initiative is doubly significant since it stimulates excellence and aims at re-conquering our media, at a time of revolution in the information society," Mamadou Diop said while chairing the launching ceremony.
PABHA, whose first edition was held in September 2000 in Nigeria, rewards outstanding Africans in various domains including leadership, music, science, television, print media and others.
Diop recalled that in the 1960s, the continent's awakening was frequently discussed, noting that a lot still remains to be done on that front.
He promised government's support to the Francophone-Africa zone based in Dakar, so that the initiative may achieve its objectives.
Earlier, PABHA Francophone zone coordinator Alassane Cisse recalled the aims of the organisation which seeks to give the continent another image.
"Conflicts covered most often by the western media give a distorted image of Africa, a continent blessed with intellectual and artistic potentials that PABHA aims to popularise," said Cisse, a journalist with the Senegalese private daily "Sud Quotidien.

04 may 2001 21:01:00

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