EuroAfrica Media Network offers unified, culturally adapted services for the African Diaspora worldwide. EuroAfrica Media Network was set up on May 22, 2004, against the perpetual, one-sided, negative presentation of Africa in western media. The EuroAfrica Media Network is a unique, authoritative African media organisation operating from Europe and serving a worldwide audience via its two bilingual portals (International Page - in English and a Local Page - in German). The organisation came in as a result of discontentment documented by our Europe-wide survey among people of African descent in Europe (Euro-Africans or African-Europeans) 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 disasters, hunger, diseases and wild animals roaming in the Savannah.
EuroAfrica Media Network emphasises enduring education and media communication measures because we know that a lot of harm has been done to Africa. Over decades, many saddening images and blood-curdling tales have been portrayed about Africa. Many Africans in Diaspora know that these images often do not reflect the realities of their respective countries in Africa, where they originally come from. Consequently, we focus on these neglected positive aspects that matter so much for Africans to correct the long-polluted minds and encourage more intercultural relationships worldwide. We look forward to a united Network of European and African Professionals from different fields of specialisation, working together with a strong conviction to make a great difference in the world. EAMN has many correspondents and professionals and active volunteers worldwide. The network's activities are online 24/7, media-based and piloted by the best-motivated young talents of the information age. EACN unites those who believe in the African “Live and let live” philosophy which lives in African Ubuntu Tradition. UBUNTU is an ancient African communal social construct that simply means “I am because we are” and “That giving is Sharing and Sharing is Caring”
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 competency training/seminars. In cooperation with the University of Hamburg, we also offer diverse volunteer opportunities in our Network and in different African countries for interested young Europeans.
The EAMNetwork, as an autonomous multimedia consultancy organisation, is established 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 often ignorant journalism that consistently portrays a biased profile of Africa. To encourage, imbibe and motivate in Africans, through our publications, a sense of positive mindset towards finding solutions rather than waiting for solutions from foreign benefactors. To promote multicultural peaceful co-existence, youth development and understanding via Internet utility and eCommerce services. These include intercultural training programmes and art collection, critique, exhibition, and sales.
To network, encourage and support Africans worldwide to learn, use and be part of the present information technology revolution as evidenced by today's radical but dynamic developments on the internet. It is our dream at EAMN 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. At the same time, our media department, with its trained and qualified staff, is solely devoted to helping them in the realisation of film and theatre productions, documentaries, Advertisement-campaign in various media, web-hosting and the creation of personal, organisational or business websites including complete maintenance, support and training.
Our Online Magazine offers a variety of services and features to all visitors. It 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: to learn more on how to get involved as an active member of the EAMN: Join as scientists, researchers, professionals, artists, lecturers, or graduate students, get a special opportunity to exchange information, publish 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 a living testimonial to the fact that we are not alone in this opinion. The EAMN is committed to promoting independent media that will expand civic participation by adding new voices and expressions into the public discourse by providing media space for individuals and groups who otherwise would never be heard. At the EAMN, we believe that diversity is a strength. Thus, the EAC is committed to presenting research 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 EAMN contributes immensely to realising a free, liberal, multicultural and informed society.
The EAMN Projects: The EAC is piloting an ENLIGHTENMENT Forum in Nigeria 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: This project aims to stimulate awareness and restore 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 aims at the propagation of solar cooking, thereby reducing the use of firewood and, thus, forest dissemination.
The Digital Inclusion Project:
At the EAMN, “digital inclusion" is our answer to the “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 use 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, 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.