For a couple of weeks in March and April 2011, the world's eyes were turned towards West Africa. Laurent Gbagbo, the President of Côte d'Ivoire, was arrested after months of unrest, Nigeria's parliamentary polls were postponed amidst logistical woes, Senegal celebrated its Independence Day and, for the first time, a woman became the Prime Minister of Mali.
One media outlet delivered exceptional coverage throughout, keeping West Africa and its diaspora informed, whilst at the same time making some news of its own by launching an new, innovative news platform.
That organisation was West Africa Democracy Radio and I helped to design and build their new way of working. Read the full article over at sourcefabric.org.