Written by Dani Madrid-Morales.
In mid-January 2017, the African branch of China’s Central Television (CCTV) celebrated its 5th anniversary. It was a simple celebration with CGTN showing its appreciation to some of the 110 professionals working in the newsroom. There was a cake and sparkling wine, there were fond memories of the early days, and there were speeches. Pang Xinhua, managing editor at CGTN Africa, addressed the attendees and reminded journalists of the main goal of the station ‘We must have our own angle. We cannot just repeat what is happening or repeat the news by the Western media. If we always repeat, then I think there is no meaning for us to stay here. So, always remember, we must see the difference.’ Continue reading “Chinese media are betting on Africa, but is anybody really watching?”