First impression of YouTube South Africa channel: Yeah! Content from Rhodes Journalism School, SABC.
I wrote a research paper last year documenting how YouTube videos about Kenya and Ghana tended to be about animals and were mainly posted by Westerners, especially Americans. (Research by media and film student Kris Hammer of Estonia’s Tallin University also suggests that Portuguese speaking Africa doesn’t fair much better, with most videos about those countries being posted from the US, UK and Portugal.) In other words, the “everyone is equal” line when it comes to citizen media is a bit, um, optimistic.
I was hoping for something more substantial from this new channel, or it that too much to ask from YouTube?