Why subscribe to AfricaBrief?
AfricaBrief's goal is to be a trusted online media outlet that showcases the positive impact organizations and individuals are making in the communities in Malawi and beyond. The platform aims to inspire and inform readers to take action and make a difference in the world.
At AfricaBrief, we are committed to providing accurate, well-researched, and thought-provoking content through solutions-based journalism. We strive to be a trusted source of information that inspires and informs readers about the ways they can get involved and make a positive impact in their communities.
Founded in 2019, AfricaBrief is an award-winning online media outlet that covers a wide range of issues affecting communities in Malawi and beyond. Our team of journalists is committed to producing high-quality content that engages, educates, and inspires our readers to take action and make a positive impact in their communities. We have received funding from various organizations, including the Google News Initiative, which is a testament to our credibility and creativity.
Our platform includes a podcast and WhatsApp community. We believe in the power of media to bring about positive change in the world and are committed to fostering dialogue and encouraging action among our readers. Our solutions-based journalism approach is focused on highlighting the positive impact that organizations and individuals are making in their communities, while also addressing the challenges they face.
At AfricaBrief, we aim to provide a platform for voices that are often underrepresented in the mainstream media. We believe in the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strive to reflect these values in our reporting. Our team of journalists includes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, which allows us to provide a nuanced and comprehensive view of the issues we cover.
By subscribing to AfricaBrief, readers can stay up-to-date with our latest stories, podcasts, and news, ensuring they never miss an opportunity to learn about the positive impact being made in their communities. Additionally, subscribers will have the opportunity to engage with our team and contribute to our ongoing mission of promoting positive change through solutions-based journalism.
Overall, AfricaBrief is more than just an online media outlet - it's a community of individuals committed to making a positive impact in the world.
Meet the AfricaBrief team
Winston Mwale is AfricaBrief’s founder and Editor-in-Chief. A graduate of the London School of Journalism, Winston is an award-winning journalist and media trainer.
A veteran journalist, Winston has years of experience across east and southern Africa-- and beyond. He has racked up cross-continental bylines and regional awards on this journey. He specializes in investigative and solutions journalism.
He’s worked with Zodiak Broadcasting Station in Malawi, Africa Check as a freelance fact-checker, Spring24 TV of Zambia as a new contributor, Capitalk 100.4FM, Harare (Zimbabwe)'s premier talk radio station as a news contributor.
To date, Winston holds over five National Media Institute for Southern Africa-Malawi Chapter media awards, including the 2015 SADC Radio Journalist of the Year Award, and the 2018 and 2021 Southern African Media Award in Social Accountability Reporting.
Liana Bravo is a freelance data and investigative journalist, and she currently works as AfricaBrief’s Data Editor.
In 2020 and 2021, she worked as a researcher and data analyst at the University of Nottingham.
She holds a Master's in Data Journalism from Birmingham City University and a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
Liana has seven years of experience as a reporter, working for several newspapers and TV outlets and publishing investigations in Spain and the UK.
She is passionate about human rights investigations and cross-border collaborative journalism.
Tiwonge Kampondeni is AfricaBrief’s Editor and is a focused communications strategist and qualified multimedia journalist with an extensive background in many facets of journalism: text, photo, audio, video with over 22 years of continuous media professional experience in different news outlets.
The professional experience and integrity as a journalist and communication expert, combined with theoretical knowledge in Mass Communication, Communication for Development, and her passion to tell stories is what has been her assert in this field of communication.
A holder of an MA in Media Practice for Development and Social Change and a BSc in Mass Communication, Tiwonge has worked in busy Malawian newsrooms at The Daily Times and Malawi News as a reporter and has won several media awards.
She has also extensively contributed to international media and non-governmental organizations, and some of her works have been featured in The Irish Times and Self-Help Africa website.
Gloria Masanza-Kanyangwa is AfricaBrief’s Engagement Editor, and has vast experience in journalism, having worked for some of Malawi's top radio stations, including Zodiak Broadcasting Station.
Gloria also worked as Press Officer for the former president Peter Mutharika.
Tionge Hara is AfricaBrief’s Chief Reporter and National Coordinator for Solution Journalism, and is a dedicated investigative journalist.
Her work has been recognized with multiple awards and grants, including the Forest Accountability Journalism Initiative in Malawi (FAJIM) grant, twice.
These recognitions have fueled her determination to deliver impactful stories that drive societal change.
Despite challenges, she remains committed to truth and accountability, eagerly anticipating future opportunities to make a meaningful impact.
Interested in partnering with us?
If you’d like to contribute content to AfricaBrief, publish content from AfricaBrief, or if you’d like help establishing or growing a legitimate editorial operation, email us here.
Companies that partner with AfricaBrief must adhere to our editorial standards. These include:
o Original and editorially-sound news content. Content on AfricaBrief is written and edited by real journalists, columnists or subject matter experts. Articles must be well-researched, well-sourced, well-edited and fact-checked. Content on AfricaBrief must be originally created by the author, and contain all appropriate attributions when using third-party data and quotes.
o No marketing of products. The purpose of these articles isn’t to sell a particular service or item from the brand creating the article. That said, articles may include links to books written by the writers of articles or related content on the writer’s website. We may feature product review articles and links to those products on e-commerce sites (like Amazon), but the presence of those links cannot impact the editorial content of the article. The goal is to help establish writers and sites as objective authorities on different subjects, not to sell any particular item.
o Objectivity. If AfricaBrief contributors can’t write about something objectively because it may conflict with business interests, then they won’t write about it. For example, the sales team can’t tell the editorial team what to write.
o Conflicts. AfricaBrief is a real no-spin zone and all conflicts of interest, whether real or perceived, must be declared. (The big news organizations do it, and so must all AfricaBrief contributors.)
o No pay for play. No content on AfricaBrief can favour a particular brand (even the one that produced it) in exchange for any financial benefit. That means, if you’re reading a review of a particular item, the maker of that item didn’t pay someone in exchange for being included in the article.
The AfricaBrief is registered in Malawi under Reg. # MBRS1185158
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