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“Encounters through the Lens” China-Africa Youth Video Competition Execution Plan

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I.Overview
1.Event title: “Encounters through the Lens” China-Africa Youth Video Competition
2.Theme: Chinese and African young people work together for a China-Africa community with a shared future in the new era
3.Timeline: July to September 2022
4.Form: Online

II.Organization
China Media Group (CMG) Africa will host the event, co-organized by Chinese research institutes and universities including China Institute of International Studies, Tsinghua University, Communication University of China, and Zhejiang University as well as partnering media from African countries.

An organization committee will be set up for the competition in charge of event planning, organization, and coordination.

III.Timeline
China-Africa Youth Video Competition is scheduled to be held online from July through September and will include three stages.

In the first stage, call for entries will be between July 25 and August 25. Notices will be posted on the digital platforms of CCTV.com, CGTN and its sub-division CGTN Africa as well as websites such as South Africa’s Independent Online, Rwanda’s Africa-China Review, and Kenya Broadcasting Corporation.

In the second stage, evaluation and selection will be between August 26 and September 9. Submitted videos will be evaluated through both online vote and expert review.

In the third stage, the competition results will be announced on September 10. The winning videos will be released on CGTN Africa and mainstream African media platforms.

IV.Platforms for Release
The competition results and evaluation process will be released on the CMG platforms of CGTN, CCTV-13, Yangshipin, and CCTV.com App as well as partnering media including Independent Online (IOL), Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, Nigerian Television Authority, Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation, and NBC Ethiopia.

V.Judging Panel
Ten experts including Grégoire Ndjaka, the Chief Executive Officer of African Union of Broadcasting; Iqbal Survé, the Executive Chairman of Independent Media; Xu Bu, the President of China Institute of International Studies; and Fan Zhizhong, Vice Dean of College of Media and International Culture, Zhejiang University will be invited to form a judging panel. The full list is below:

No. Title Name
1 CEO, African Union of Broadcasting Grégoire Ndjaka
2 Executive Chairman, Independent Media, South Africa Iqbal Survé
3 Director General, National Broadcasting Commission, Nigeria Balarabe Shehu Ilelah
4 President, China Institute of International Studies Xu Bu
5 Vice Dean, College of Media and International Culture, Zhejiang University Fan Zhizhong
6 Associate Dean,  School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua
University Zhou Qing’an
7 Professor, School of Journalism and Communication and deputy director, Institute of Public Diplomacy, Renmin University of China Zhong Xin
8 Associate Professor, Broadcasting and Anchoring School, Communication University of China Song Xiaoyang
9 CEO, African Women in Media Yemisi Akinbobola
10 Chief Editor, Capital FM, Kenya Bernard Momanyi

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Maku Emerges DG Of Nasarawa PDP Gubernatorial Candidate Campaign Council, Others

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By David Christopher, Lafia

As preparation for the 2023 General Elections is in top gear, Nasarawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met at the level of the State Caucus Meeting and officially unveiled her State Campaigning Management Committee with the former Commissioner, Deputy Governor and Information/Defence Minister, Mr. Labaran Maku appointed Director General (DG) of the Campaign Council.

This was contained in a press release signed by the head of the party’s media/Publicity team in the state Comrade Adeka Stephen and made available to our correspondent in Lafia on Friday.

while other party gladiators; Senator (Dr) Walid Jibrin (OON), Distinguished Senator Solomon Aku Ewuga, Distinguished Senator Suleiman Asonya Adokwe, His Excellency Dr John Mike Abdul, Alhaji Usman Danlami Bagudu, Major General Nuhu Bala Angbazo (Rtd), Dr. Mike Omeri Agbo, Prof. Abdullahi Jibrin were enlisted as Deputy Directors of various committees.

The statement read In part,”it’s not gonna be business as usual for the failed APC led government, but one man one vote… PDP is more organized/prepared to take over power in the state and the country come 2023″ The party’s chairman in the state Hon. Francis Orogu stressed.

On his part the Gubernatorial Candidate in the state, Rt. Hon/Dr. David Emmanuel Ombugadu (PhD) who spoke through his Deputy, Hon. Usman Yahaya Ohinoyi said,”The suffering and dying Nasarawa electorates will surely decide between the bad APC candidate and the best PDP candidate in 2023.

“If elected into power, I shall move straight to the project ground breaking site from the swearing-in ceremony ground to deliver peoples oriented governance to the People of Nasarawa State”.

Expressing his readiness to lead the state campaign to a successful victory, the former Deputy Governor, Nasarawa State and Information/Defence Minister, Hon. Labaran Maku said, “We will adequately mobilize people to vote/protect the PDP votes to install OMBUGADU (PDP Governor) and Atiku Abubakar (PDP President) in the state and the country at large…our resolution to remain united as one indivisible entity before, during and after the elections is sacrosanct to give Nasarawa State of our dreams a new home and destiny “.

Our correspondent observed that the news of the season orator, political guru and an ardent grassroot mobilizer and a two terms All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Gubernatorial Candidate in Nasarawa State, Hon. Labaran Maku to sphare head the said campaign and other Politicians of note has prompted PDP supporters to embarked on jubilation across the entire state.

In an exclusive interview with Comrade Adeka Stephen the party’s image maker in the state he said,” With this formidable campaign structure you will agree with me that it is already a defeating threat to the unproductive APC government in the state. Recalled that APC group passed a vote of no confidence on Engr. A.A Sule over porous conduct of party primaries. Surely, the end and judgement day of the APC led government in Nasarawa State is here in 2023.

“PDP landslide victory in 2023 General Elections in Nasarawa State is Clary and crystal clear because, APC votes will be shared to Social Democratic Party (SDP), New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), Action Democratic Congress (ADC) and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) as most of the key APC players left the party for another after primaries, but the umbrella party PDP house is intact and united combat ready to halt APC Leadership in the state and nation.

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