African Voices Platform (AVP) is a South Yorkshire based independent media production organisation. They curate and deliver content that is informative, educational, and empowering by authentically portraying African communities on the African continent and in diaspora.
In 2022 AVP collaborated with 2 postgraduate researchers, Teté Mausse and Stephen Aderinto, on their Emergent Report in Africa Project. This project sought to produce quality television, radio and articles which centred African narratives in stories that had previously received little coverage.
PGRs conducted desk-based research, collect data and identify and make interview appointments with stakeholders. PGRs also produced written articles and stories for the AVP website and social media outlets. For AVPs Professional Development Programme, two staff members were assigned to work with the PGRs and to deliver 1 monthly training workshops which develop media knowledge and practical skillsets.
Transparency in Water? The Invisibility of Africa’s Commons.
“Water has the luxury of transparency and dignity, yet bears the burden of being unseeable. Its invisible property extends to the unseeable intricacies of its provision and politics. Water expert Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega commonly refers to water management (and other public resources) as an “out of sight, out of mind” ‘commons’.”
See the African Voices Platform website for the full article.
Charity Launches Prostate Cancer Support Group in Sheffield
“Sheffield Prostate Cancer Support Group, also known as 1 in 4 SPSG, is a Sheffield-based charity that provides support and information to prevent the recurrence of black men increasingly getting diagnosed with prostate cancer, thus prioritising the inclusion of black men in UK prostate cancer research. The acronym “1 in 4” refers to the fact that one in four black men in the UK will develop prostate cancer at some point in their lives.”
See the AVP website for the full article.