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Hashtag Our Stories
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Initiative dates: 2010 –
Last updated: 8 Mar 2022
Hashtag Our SA is a local project which aims to create a news network in all 11 South African languages, which will be created on mobile phones and Hashtag Our SA will also teach South African communities how to tell their own stories.HashtagOurStories has trained over 200 storytellers in 40 countries. The initiative's goal is to train MOJO storytellers that can produce constructive, solutions-based stories and provide more diverse news coverage. Hashtag Our Stories is a social-first, video publisher, focused on stories about local solutions to global problems. Traditional news media lacks diversity, has a bias for negativity and is missing the big trends. The company saw a different way of telling stories through empowering mobile storytelling in every language.