Archivio Marzo 2012

Manifesto per una nuova immagine dell’Africa

23 Marzo 2012 1 commento

Ogni tanto, qualcosa si muove.  In una sua lezione, G. Pascal Zachary, docente alla Walter Cronkite School of Journalism (presso l’Arizona State University, USA) ha tracciato alcune  idee per un Manifesto su una nuova immagine dell’Africa.  Gli lascio la parola, riportando l’estratto di un post del suo blog “Africa works”. Non è la prima proposta in questa direzione, né sarà l’ultima, ma la registro con piacere.

My aim tonight is to present an alternative way of looking at Africa – a contrarian approach that runs counter to the usual media images of disaster, disease and mayhem. Far too often, American journalists meet only sick Africans, murderous Africans and starving Africans – or they meet sick starving Africans murdering each other. I’m bringing you a different bunch of Africans  –  brainy Africans, caring Africans, hard-working Africans, damaged but dignified Africans – Africans who, under adverse conditions, do the best they can to build and sustain a decent life. Hopefully by meeting these Africans, your image of Africa will change and in ways that my surprise you.

The journey I take you on tonight I began myself, some dozen years ago. In 2000, I sat in a shack in the capital city of Burundi, smack in the heart of Africa, smack in the middle of an undeclared civil war, huddled together with a gang of irregular soldiers and their leader, a charismatic man in his 30s who I met with the assistance of Alexis Sinduhije, the leading journalist in Burundi. I sat with these men listening to them talk about mayhem from the heart of darkness – stories about pillaging and killing their ethic enemies – listening to them describing their actions and their motives – in short, doing what a foreign correspondent in Africa is supposed to do – reporting on human suffering, the people who inflict it, and its victims. Prosegui la lettura…

Gouvernance et lutte à la corruption au Sénégal

11 Marzo 2012 2 commenti

Le CERFE a effectué, pour le compte de la Banque Mondiale, une étude diagnostique sur les problématiques de la gouvernance et de la lutte à la corruption au Sénégal, surtout dans les secteurs du transport et des travaux publics. Les secteurs de l’éducation nationale et du système judiciaire ont été aussi considérés. Les 3 articulations selon lesquelles la gouvernance a été décomposée sont: la capacité de maîtrise; le contrôle de la corruption; la qualité des services. La phénoménologie de la lutte contre la corruption et pour la réforme de la gouvernance a été aussi analysée, ainsi que les protagonistes de ces processus.

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