My Journey To The PAN Project

One might be tempted to think that the narrative gap has been filled by social media. I personally adore the power and reach of tools such as Google, Facebook and Whatsapp messenger, in Zimbabwe for instance. I am equally fascinated by the urgency of platforms like Twitter, which have made breaking news a realtime experience. However, I feel that these macro platforms though getting to levels of ubiquity, they are limited in the nature of deliberation, the extend of stories and the lifespan of issues. Even the traditional mass media has caught on in the “now” hype making long term stories and human stories trickle through the sieve’s holes.

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