30 September 2021: The Executive Director of Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf), Mr Vusumuzi Sifile, has been elected to the Steering Committee of the Global Forum on Media Development (GFMD), an international network of journalism support and media development organisations.
The GFMD is biggest global media development and journalism support community which provides a platform for stakeholders to share knowledge, resources, and opportunities to sustain journalism as a public good. The Forum facilitates joint collaboration, knowledge exchange, and advocacy among like minded media development actors.
During the Forum’s Fifth General Assembly held in Tirana, Albania, on 30 September 2021, Mr. Sifile was elected as one of the two representatives of Sub Saharan Africa on the 17 member GFMD Steering Committee, alongside Zoe Titus of the Namibia Media Trust. Also from Southern Africa, the acting Regional Director of the Media Institute of Southern Africa, Mr. Tabani Moyo was elected as one of the two representatives of the Topical or policy-focused stakeholders.
Below is the full list of the newly elected GFMD Steering Committee, to preside over the organisation’s policy direction from 2021 to 2025:
REGIONAL – Asia, Pacific and Oceania
REGIONAL – Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
REGIONAL – Europe (Northern, Southern & Western)
REGIONAL – Latin America and the Caribbean
REGIONAL – Middle East and North Africa
REGIONAL – North America
REGIONAL – Sub-Saharan Africa
Topical or policy-focused