Karibu-Online is 1-year-old

December 18, 2018 Uncategorized 0

After more than a decade as ananti-xenophobia newsletter, and then as a working class newspaper, Karibu wentonline towards the end of 2017. Karibu was launched in 2004 as ananti-xenophobia newsletter, thus its name Karibu, which means “Welcome” inkiSwahili. The newsletter became an important platform of struggle againstxenophobia in South Africa, and following the outbreak of large-scalexenophobic violence became the organizing newsletter of the Coalition AgainstXenophobia (CAX). The focus of the Karibu as a working-class newspaper is thedissemination of news to give voice to the ordinary person, especially thosewho are struggling to improve their living conditions.

With the move to an online edition of Karibu, Khanya College planned to reach a larger and national audience, and to also go beyond some of the limitations of the paper edition. The first year of Karibu-Online was spent developing its infrastructure and its production process. Also, articles from the paper edition were digitised and uploaded onto the online edition in order to make these back-copies accessible.

2019 will mark the next phase in the life of the online edition. Links and syndication agreements with various progressive publications around the world will be developed. An important focus of Karibu will be to deepen its presence in communities and among social movements. Khanya aims to rebuild the Forum of Activist Journalists (FAJ) and to republish the paper edition, linking the online and paper edition more consistently.

Karibu & FAJ project of will also be looking at cheaper delivery of its online content so as to reach the millions who cannot afford the very expensive data in South Africa. 2019 is going to see Karibu and Karibu-Online breaking new ground and make a bigger contribution to social justice struggles.

After more than a decade as ananti-xenophobia newsletter, and then as a working class newspaper, Karibu wentonline towards the end of 2017. Karibu was launched in 2004 as ananti-xenophobia newsletter, thus its name Karibu, which means “Welcome” inkiSwahili. The newsletter became an important platform of struggle againstxenophobia in South Africa, and following the outbreak of large-scalexenophobic violence became the organizing newsletter of the Coalition AgainstXenophobia (CAX). The focus of the Karibu as a working-class newspaper is thedissemination of news to give voice to the ordinary person, especially thosewho are struggling to improve their living conditions.

With the move to an online edition of Karibu,Khanya College planned to reach a larger and national audience, and to also gobeyond some of the limitations of the paper edition. The first year ofKaribu-Online was spent developing its infrastructure and its productionprocess. Also, articles from the paper edition were digitised and uploaded ontothe online edition in order to make these back-copies accessible.

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