What’s Up Africa (WUA) is a satirical video blog that homes in on Africa’s burning issues. With a quizzical look at what’s hip, hot, eye-catching or ridiculous, the show uses comedy to spark debate on topics too hot for the mainstream to handle.
With an avid following on YouTube, WUA has proved itself to be a quirky and creative vehicle to tackle serious rights issues.
• Press freedom is restricted in many of WUA’s target countries; WUA fills the gap
• Coverage of Africa in the international media is often negative; WUA offers a refreshing alternative
• Crucial topics in the target countries are taboo; WUA uses satire to open up debate
• The vlog format is popular with a younger audience and allows for comments and discussions
WUA - where and who?
Young people in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond eager to be informed about human rights issues.
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The show has a very strong and loyal network of sharers on social media.