The Great EuroAfrica News Online is a project of the EuroAfrica Media Network: Offering Unified Adapted Media Services For The African Diaspora – Cultural understanding is the key to cultural acceptance and social integration while freedom of expressionwould be meaningless without cultural expression. Freedom of cultural expression is an in alienable human right and we are convinced that we cannot learn from our rich, diverse ethno-cultural differences if these aspects are regarded as taboo and denied public exposure. The EuroAfricaCentral Network is founded on the basis of the above philosophy. EuroAfrica Media Network is an authoritative EuroAfrocentric media organization from Europe serving a world-wide audience via our two bilingual portals.
EAMN offers its international community well-selected interactive services like news, entertainment, networking via our great data bank, partner search, lifestyle, medical counselling. Education/training, business/promotions and advertising opportunities, tours, travel, online medical services, web design/computer training, intercultural counselling, cross-cultural competence training/seminars. In cooperation with the University of Hamburg, we also offer diverse volunteer opportunities in our Network and in different African countries.
The EAMN was founded as a result of discontentment documented by our Europe-wide survey among the majority of the people of African descent in Europe, (Euro-Africans or African-Europeans), and in the diaspora, on the perpetual misrepresentation of Africa by the western media whereby, Africa is often seen or presented ignorantly as a country, where nothing else reigns other than cataclysms, hunger, diseases and wild animals roaming in the Savannah.
EuroAfrica Media Network places great emphasis on enduring education / mass communication measures because we know that a lot of harm have been done to Africa. Over decades, many saddening images have been portrayed and blood-cuddling tales told about Africa. Many Africans in Diaspora know that this images often do not reflect the realities of their respective countries in Africa where they were brought up.
Consequently, we will focus on this neglected positive aspcts which matter so much for Africans, with the aim of correcting the long polluted minds and to encourage more intercultural relationship with all people world-wide. We look forward to coproducing African related programmes and Documentaries with Europeans and all non African Television Stations around the world with a view to creating more positive portraits on Africa.
Our Network as an autonomous, business, and multimedia consultancy organisation, is established not only to provide technical assistance to private, public and nonprofit organisations but equally to accomplish a line of concrete aims: To dismantle, challenge and expose poorly researched and oftentimes ignorant journalism that consistently portray a biased profile of Africa. To encourage embibe and motivate in the African through our online publication, a sense of positive attitude towards the finding of solutions rather than waiting or begging for solutions from foreign benefactors. To promote multicultural peaceful co-existence, youth development and understanding via Internet utility and eCommerce services. These include cultural training programmes, art collection, critique, exhibition, and sales.
To encourage and support Africans world-wide to learn, use and be part of the present information technology revolution as evidenced by todayˊs radical but dynamic developments on the internet. It is our dream at EAC, to empower Africans and African groups in this direction so that they are not literarily left out in the present computer/internet revolution. In this regard, our computer school has been and will continue to help to give Africans the necessary support while our media department with its trained and qualified staff is solely devoted to helping them in the realization of film and theatre productions, documentaries, Advertisement-campaign in various media, web-hosting and the creation of personal, organizational or business websites including complete maintenance, support and training.
Our Online Magazine offers a variety of services and features to all visitors and has the sole mission to develop and nurture an interactive cyber-magazine that not only positively defends Africa, but represents Africans, friends of Africa or people of African descent who either reside in, wish to reside in, or have an interest in Continental Europe. The EAC is poised to erect information bridges between Africa and the occidental world. We will inform and create room for the needed reconciliation. Part of this mission would be to uncover, publish and document forgotten cultural/historical facts for the oncoming generations.
Click here: Get involved, become an active member of the EAC Researcherˊs Programme offers scientists, researchers, professionals, artists, lecturers, or graduating students a special opportunity to exchange information, publish their thesis/dissertations, research-findings, works or special documents for access to the international community. The fast-growing number of EAC online users daily and members in more than 35 countries worldwide is living testimonial to the fact that we are not alone with this opinion.
The EAC is committed to the promotion of independent media that will expand civic participation by adding new voices and expressions into the public discourse via the provision of media space for individuals and groups who otherwise would never be heard of.
At the EAC we believe that diversity is strength, thus the EAC is committed to the presentation of researched Internet themes that engage creative criticism, advance issues and represent relevant points of view not usually seen on commercial or public mass media. By so doing and through its policies, the EAC is contributing immensely to the realisation of a free, liberal, multicultural and informed society.
The EAC Projects:
The EAC is piloting an ENLIGHTENMENT Forum in Nigeria
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Anja Gorn: translator for EuroAfricaCentral Network. “I hope to use my support in translations to make Germans conscious about the true facts on Africa”
Adama Nomokho: Senegal, is EAC Coordinator for Senegal and the Gambia. He is also very active in our web Documentary projects.
for graduating nurses and mothers for the campaign against female circumcision.
Our Solar Energy and The Forestry Protection Project: Defenders of the Rainforest (DORF). Photo right: Our Solar Cooker Project in Eastern Nigeria
The main aim of this project is the stimulation of awareness and the restoration of extinct or threatened trees and plant varieties in the African sub region. In Eastern Nigeria, trees such as Ugiri, Ukwa, Udara, Icheku, and Uburu have almost vanished from the environmental scene and need urgent continued propagation and protection. The alarming deforestation rate in the African sub region is, among other reasons, a result of poverty, increased use of local firewood and the lack of environmental awareness. This project is aimed at the propagation of solar cooking thereby creating a reduction in the use of firewood and thus forest dissemination.
The Digital Inclusion Project:
At the EAC “digital inclusion” is our answer to “digital divide”. It is our vision of a future in which all people particularly Africans have access to the social and economic opportunities of the 21st century, and can use technology as a means to learn, work and thrive. Our efforts in digital inclusion seek to create new opportunities for the communities we serve, by forging new partnerships with private and public entities to close the gap between technology-empowered and the excluded technology-impoverished communities.
Providing access to technology is critical, but it must be about more than just physical access. Computers and connections are insufficient if the technology is not used effectively because it is not affordable; if people do not understand how to put it to use or if they are discouraged from using it; or if the local economy cannot sustain its use. The following issues are the determining factors in whether or not people have Real Access to ICT — access that goes beyond just physical access and makes it possible for people to use technology effectively to improve their lives.
What is the digital divide?
Simply put, the “digital divide” is the wide division between those who have access to ICT and are using it effectively, and those who do not. Since information and communications technologies (ICTs) are increasingly becoming a foundation of our societies and economies, the digital divide means that the information “have-nots” are denied the option to participate in new ICT jobs, in e-government, in ICT-improved healthcare, and in ICT- enhanced education. Often, the information “have-nots” are in developing countries, and in disadvantaged groups within countries. For the EAC, the digital divide is thus a lost opportunity – the opportunity for the information “have-nots” to use ICTs to improve their lives.
What is The EuroAfricaCentral.com doing to address the digital divide?
This website has a wealth of information about the digital divide, information and communications technology (ICT) policy, and how ICT is being used to impact people’s lives at the ground level. Please click here to access: Information about major EAC ICT Promotion Projects.
Our organisation strives to accomplish these goals through precision services on awareness events, personality coaching, health and media counselling, mixed-marital counselling, and seminars on racism, stereotyping and discrimination.
To further underline the forenamed goals, our news and magazine features are conceptualised to present up-to-date, in-depth research contributions and essays with theme-emphasis on globalocalisation, African-European history, Africans in Europe, Europeans in Africa, African-Americans in the diaspora and North/South information dichotomy.