(PRWEB) September 30, 2005
Media in Africa must brace itself for a revolution, the new kid on the block African News Dimension's (AND) ANDnetwork is promising fire works. On October 11 2005 AND will be covering two events that are of paramount importance to Africa. Their website can be found at: http://www.africannewsdimension.com/newsletter/high.htm.
The first being the Liberian Presidential elections and the other Ex Deputy President Jacob Zuma's corruption trial in South Africa. ANDnetwork will prove and set new standards for news providers.
Ralston E. Smith, ANDnetwork Chief Executive Officer said that, unlike the broadcast media, the Internet is a powerful forum that promotes and enbles interactive, diverse, and robust democratic discourse.
He further added that it has broadened and increased the public's participation in political processes.
ÂWe are going to follow the Liberian Elections and cover them comprehensively delivering the information on a second by second basis to our viewers; the same applies to the Jacob Zuma trial. We be have journalists on the ground who will be filing the stories as they unfold, ANDnetwork will prove that it is the most adept at covering an ongoing reportÂ, Smith said.
According to the ANDnetwork CEO, ordinary people who witness events will be able to send in their tip offs instantly. He likened the facility to ones used by online news providers that cover major disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the United States of America.
The news providers set up Stormwatchers, people send in how the storm was unfolding, this seemed to have worked without a hitch, and the result was a great account of all the issues and personal foibles experienced by bloggers on the scene of an evacuated areas.
Smith said by doing so ANDnetwork readers are guaranteed, fairness, objectivity, responsibility on the part of the press, pretty much the information that they probably needed to know regarding these events.
ANDnetwork is set to become Africa's most viewed online news channel, with viewers and reporters in 59 African countries and Islands on the continent of Africa. Their website can be found at: http://www.africannewsdimension.com/newsletter/high.htm