Newspapers as Social Interventions – Erik Charas

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Katarina Hedren speaks to Erik Charas, an engineer who  describes himself as a self-styled social activist. He is the founder of Charas LDA which invests in young Mozambican entrepreneurs, was voted a Hero of Africa in 2005 by media group MSN and named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2006. He is also the founder @Verdade, Mozambique’s largest free politically independent newspaper.
In this podcast, he speaks about @Verdade as a social intervention, about inequality in Mozambique and the challenges of sustaining an independent newspaper.

Sound Design: Tim Pringle, Origin Audio
Recorded by Sotho Mafia