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Above: Francis Ntsikithi one of Africa Media Online’s digitisation team members in the Digitisation Centre at the Vukani Museum which was set up by Africa Media Online with funding from the National Lottery. Africa Media Online spend a number of weeks at the museum digitising their entire collection of Zulu basketware and other artifacts. Behind Francis are other team members, Magloire Marango and Steven Ntsikithi. PHOTO: David Larsen

We have just recently launched two new blogs which I thought I should bring your attention to. As an organisation Africa Media Online bridges two worlds – the Heritage sector (museums, archives and libraries) and the Media sector. Up to now the Digital Picture Library Manager blog has serviced both sectors.

With the launch of our Twenty Ten project, togther with Dutch organisations World Press Photo, FreeVoice, lokaalmondiaal and funding from the Dutch Postcode Lottery, training 108 journalists from all over Africa to cover the lead up to and the event of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, I thought we should have a blog that focuses specifically on media matters. So we have launched the Africa Media Online Media blog. This blog focuses on happenings in the media world in Africa, and in particular, it will keep interested people up to date with the Twenty Ten project as it unfolds.

With 108 journalists in 34 different African nations, Twenty Ten will be bringing you the most complete in-depth coverage of the first African FIFA World Cup from an African perspective.

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Above: The Twenty Ten blog will publish the content from the 36 text journalists, 36 photojournalists and 36 radio journalists and will provide a quick link to the material as it is loaded on the Africa Media Online web site.

Where our Media blog keeps you up to date with the project itself, our Twenty Ten blog keeps buyers abreast of the latest content from the journalists that has been posted online on the Africa Media Online web site.

Our Digital Picture Library Manager blog is going to continue to keep the Heritage sector up to date with developments in that sector. I should imagine that many of you will be interested in both, or all three and I would encourage you to sign up to the RSS feed to all.

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