Media innovators in Africa and the Middle East stand to get $150k fund from Google – Techpoint Africa


Today, Google announced another round of Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovative Challenge. The tech giant calls for applications from different media innovators in Africa, the Middle East, and Turkey.

This is the second phase of an initiative created to support journalists, publishers, news startups, and online media platforms. For the first round that took place in June 2020, 21 projects were chosen across 13 countries to receive $1.93 million in funding. 

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In Africa, winners were from Nigeria, South Africa, CoteD’Ivoire, Ghana, Morocco, and Kenya.

This year, select projects will receive $150,000 in grants and up to 70% of the total project cost.

In an official statement, GNI’s…



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