Impact

10 Tips for Digital TV Migration
Digital Migration
President Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya
Pres. Uhuru Kenyatta
Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin
Richard Branson
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CNBC's Power Lunch
Sudanese Telecom Mogul & Philanthropist Mo Ibrahim
Mo Ibrahim
Meredith Beal & Friends
Meredith Beal & Friends
Badawi
BBC's Zeinab Badawi
CNBC-BFMA
CNBC's Eye on Kenya
Meredith reciting Africa Rising poem
Africa Rising

In 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded a program to improve the management skills of media owners in Africa. After a global search, Meredith was selected to manage the continent-wide program as a Knight International Fellow. He moved to Nairobi, Kenya to mentor a number of CEOs of television stations, radio stations, newspapers and new media ventures. Meredith was loaned to the African Media Initiative, the continent's largest umbrella organization of media owners.

During that time he has mentored dozens of media leaders and he has been sought out by government legislators and regulators from a number of countries to consult on media policy. He wrote a pamphlet to help African television station managers with the digital migration, he was instrumental in launching the world's first national data forum and has forged alliances between a number of African organizations. His pioneering activities include a drone journalism program and broadcasting online the African Media Leaders Forum's first Heads of State Round Table Discussion with media leaders. He also was instrumental in establishing data portals at newspapers and a number of other innovative initiatives. His current projects focus on building continent-wide networks of reporters specializing in various sectors of the economy. For more information about Meredith's fellowship activities check here

Here's a snapshot of Meredith's impact in various countries:

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Kenya
News

  • Digital Migration
  • World's 1st National Data Forum
  • Financial Proficiency for Media Execs
  • Media Convergence Consulting
  • East Africa's 1st Advertising Summit
  • Treated Families Infected w/ Jiggers
  • ICT Summit Keynote
  • Improvements @ Kenya's poorest schools

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Uganda
News

  • Radio One/Akaboozi
  • Uganda Radio Network
  • Data Bootcamp
  • Digital Migration
  • Peace Building
  • Source of the River Nile

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South Africa
AMLF Gala

  • Africa Rising @ Highway Africa
  • Digital Migration
  • Peace Building
  • AMLF Gala Performance
  • Business Blog - Jay Naidoo
  • Business Blog - Macenje Mazoka
  • Nelson Mandela's Prison Cell

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Senegal
News

  • Published Ten Tips
  • Heads of State Roundtable @ AMLF
  • Digital Migration
  • Peace Building
  • Goree Island

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Zanzibar
News
  • Keynote @ Zanzibar Int'l Film Festival
  • Forged MoU between ZIFF & BFMA
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Swaziland
MB-Dlamini
  • Digital Migration
  • Regulatory Consultation
  • The Reed Festival

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Benin
News
  • National Digital Summit
  • Regulatory & Policy Consultation
  • Business Blog - Ramanou Kouferidji

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Ethiopia
News
  • Funding African Media
  • Heads of State Roundtable
  • Haile Sellasie's Palace
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Interfaith Harmony
Joaquim Chissano, Former President Republic of Mozambique
Pres. Joaquim Chissano
UNECA
UN Ethiopia
Sheik Mohammed___, Chairman Kenya Council of Imams & Preachers
Council of Imams

BFMA
Founder & 1st President of Zambia Kenneth Kaunda
Pres. Kenneth Kaunda
Giving a lecture on Buddhism at the Theosophical Society in Nairobi
Theosophical Society
President of the Republic of Mauritius Ameenah Gurib
Pres. Ameenah Gurib
Former Vice President of Kenya Kalonzo Musyoka
VP Kalonzo Musyoka

 

 
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Tunisia
News
  • Tripoli Post
  • Int'l. Mentors for Newspapers

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Tanzania
News
  • Int'l Digital Broadcasting Summit
  • Data Bootcamp
  • Peace Building
  • Mount Kiliminjaro
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Rwanda
News
  • The African Editors Forum
  • Legislative Framework Consulting

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Buganda
Image Magazine story on the King of Buganda
  • Television Station Consulting
  • Radio Station Consulting
  • Image Magazine & The Kabaka
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Sudan
  • Halima Bashir Interview
  • Emancipation of African Women
  • Fighting Hate Speech
  • Peace Building


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Burundi
  • Mentored Iwacu Newspaper
  • Digital Migration Consulting
  • Cultural Exchange with USA

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Zimbabwe
  • Mentored The Zimbabwean Newspaper
  • Legislative Framework Consultation


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USA
  • Took FCC to Africa for the 1st Time
  • Cultural Exchange with The Gambia
  • Cultural Exchange with Burundi
  • World Summit of Educators
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ICT Summit Keynote
Singing Olokonji with Maasai singers
Singing w/ Maasai
President John Mahama - Ghana
Pres. John Mahama
Kenyan Media Leaders
Shollei & Kittony

BFMA Headliner
VP Mohamed Gharib Bilal-Tanzania
VP Mohamed Bilal
Turkish Embassy
Turkish Embassy

Chief Justice
Mukuru, Kenya
Kids in Mukuru

  

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The Gambia
  • Binte Kinte (descendent of Kunta Kinte)
  • Donated Power Generators
  • Soto Koto Music
  • Cultural Exchange with Austin TX USA
  • Mentored Editors of Observer News
  • Radio One George Christensen
  • Archive Preservation Consulting
  • Juffure


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Mauritius
  • Dialogue with President Gurib-Fakim
  • Mentored Le Sentinelle Newspaper
  • Regulatory Consulting
  • Digital Migration

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Morocco
  • Film Finance Consultation
  • Digital Migration
  • TV Content Consultation


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Botswana
  • Business Blog - Sadler Kamudyariwa
  • Digital Migration
  • Youth Programs
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South Sudan
  • Peace Building
  • Fighting Hate Speech
  • Media Policy Consultation


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Nigeria
  • Business Blog - Sylvester Ebhodaghe
  • Digital Migration
  • Regulatory Framework Consulting

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Ghana
  • Business Blog - Edmund Fianco
  • Ghana Independent Broadcasters
  • Regulatory Framework Consulting


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Capetown, South Africa
At Pan Africa Group Limuru site
PANG Limuru Site
President John Mahama - Ghana
Soto Koto Marathon
Kenyan Media Leaders
AMI Leaders

Chinese Ambassador

Fourteen Falls
Turkish Embassy
French Ambassador

Bob Collymore

Nairobi Governor