shamu_webster.jpgAfrican journalists have been challenged to reflect and promote the Pan African spirit in their reportage as well as make positive contributions in shaping the destiny of the continent. 


The challenge was made by the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity Cde. Webster Shamu while addressing delegates to the just ended two day long Federation of African Journalists 2nd Congress which was held in the capital.

Minister Shamu said it should be every African journalist’s duty to shape the continent’s destiny by equipping people with information which can help fight neo-colonial agendas by promoting the African agenda. 


President of the Federation of African Journalists Mr. Moar Faruk Osman who hailed the congress as a resounding success said he is optimistic the resolutions passed will help create a favorable environment for journalist across the continent.


Meanwhile the Former Executive of FAJ which included President Mr. Omar Faruk and Vice President Mr. Foster Dongozi was re-elected into office for another term after a voting process which was conducted during the course of the congress.

The congress which ran under the theme ‘Beyond 2010 Shaping Our Future’ attracted several representatives of media organisations across the continent such as the Southern Africa Journalists Association as well as Zimbabwe Union of Journalists among others.