The president of the Panafrican Press Association (APPA), Louis Keumayou, announced Wednesday the launching of a new free service intended for journalists and baptized ”APPA-SOURCE- The African News Source”.
“Through Internet site APPA-SOURCE, the Panafrican Press Association (APPA) offers from now on to all the journalists a free access to the first database of press releases relating to Africa”, indicated APPA’s President.
Responsible for the development of this new service, the Special Adviser of the President of APPA, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, indicated that APPA-SOURCE was going quickly to constitute a database without equivalent, gathering thousands of press releases related to Africa.
“APPA-SOURCE integrates right now more than 600 press releases. This new service has vocation to become an invaluable working tool for the African journalists, like for the journalists charged with Africa in the Western media”, affirmed Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard.
“APPA-SOURCE integrates in particular a browser making it possible to select the press releases by key words, by institution, or by date, as well as a diary of the events to come”, the Special Adviser of the President of the APPA said.
“The launching of APPA-SOURCE marks a new stage in the engagement of the Panafrican Press Association in favour of the communication for the development and of the promotion of the good governance”, Nicolas considered, estimating that this new service, whose launching support on a file of more than 6.000 contacts, would make it possible to reinforce considerably the contribution of the APPA in the strategy of communication of many institutions related to Africa, and in particular the Commission of the African Union, the Group of the African Development Bank, the Group of the ACP States, the World Bank, the International Monetary Funds, the European Commission, the US State Department, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the various agencies of the United Nations.