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Ghana Social Media Hub

Accra , Ghana , January 21st 2013 – BloggingGhana (BloGH), a group of over 100 bloggers and social media enthusiasts are in the process of establishing Ghana’s first Social Media hub in East Legon, Accra. The launch of the online fundraising project #morestories took place on January 20th, 2014 and aims to raise 10 000 USD through the crowd-sourcing platform, Indiegogo.

BloggingGhana’s activities and achievements have been recognized by Star-Ghana, White House in Washington, Google, and many other notable institutions. Our professionalism and knowledge has gotten us the opportunity to interact with stakeholders in the Government of Ghana, the Electoral Commission, MDs and CEO of Ghana’s Club 100 brands and representatives of multinationals with a presence in Ghana. Formed in 2009,  BloggingGhana has grown to receive both local and international recognition from notable media organisations such as Joy FM, Citi FM, Mashable, Aljazeera and BBC.

A physical meeting place, a hub, will go a long way to provide a platform for the experienced bloggers in the organisation to train students and professionals on how to use blogging for creating #MoreStories and use social media to advance their agenda as citizens in Ghana.

Edward Amartey-Tagoe, the Director of corporate services at BloGH recounted how things were half a decade ago: “Some five years ago, there were only a handful of bloggers in Ghana, since then, bloggers and Internet enthusiasts have been organised under one umbrella body to build capacity, learn and share ideas from one another. Today, we are an influential organisation with a yearly event and awards ceremony who produce local content online on blogs and on various social media channels. We want to share our skills and create #morestories!”

According to the Chair the award winning association, Kajsa Hallberg Adu, Chair of BloGH, “It makes sense for a social media organization to use our online network and do crowd-sourcing to fulfill our dreams. We think Ghana in ready for a meeting place for social media enthusiasts and we cannot wait to create #morestories about Ghana for the world to read!”

The acquisition of the hub is the first step towards the achievement of this goal, the next step is the fundraising for furnishing of the various rooms to prepare the hub for capacity building activities and then open its doors to the general public.

The video below explains the groups vision and how you can help them achieve that goal.


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MEDIA CONTACT

Kajsa Hallberg Adu,
Chair BloggingGhana
0249187210, kajsa@bloggingghana.org

Edward Amartey-Tagoe,
Director of Corporate Services, BloggingGhana
0244709575, edward@bloggingghana.org

info@bloggingghana.org
bloggingghana.org
facebook.com/bloggingghana
@bloggingghana

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Innovation Ghana Logo (1)BloggingGhana is offering a totally awesome Blogging Competition under the Google Innovation Project and is open to bloggers in Ghana. This competition seeks to tickle the thoughts of the  blogging community on issues surrounding innovation. The prize amount for the competition is three hundred Ghana Cedi only (GHS 300) for the ultimate winner and two hundred Ghana cedis (Ghs 200) for the runner up. Continue reading to see how you can get involved and be in with a chance of earning some serious cash!

1. CONTEST PERIOD

The competition will run from today till the end of October 2013. You can send in as many posts as you want. You can write on any topic provided the title has Innovation & Ghana in it. Once you publish your post, you can send the link of the post to info@bloggingghana.org or tweet it with the hashtag #InnovationGhana. Only posts received in the BloggingGhana inbox or with the #InnovationGhana hashtag will be considered.

2. ENTRY

If you are already a registered contributor to BloggingGhana, you will have the option of entering the competition when you sign in to the site using your membership account. If you are not a registered contributor to BloggingGhana don’t worry, you can still enter by directly submit your entry via email to info@blogginghana.org. All you have to do is publish your post on your blog and send us the link and voila!…you are in.

3. WINNER SELECTION

A committee will select 3 best post based on the following  criteria

1. Number of unique comments on the post

2. Creativity

3. Relevance of post to the topic

The winner will be selected by public voting by November 8th.

4. PRIZES

Winners will be announced on BloggingGhana’s main website and all other related social media platforms. The prize will be paid as a lump sum after verification of winning status. It is a winner’s sole responsibility to redeem the prize amount after announcement. All potential winners are subject to verification at BloggingGhana’s sole discretion. No assignment, transfer or substitution of any prize is permitted. The prize is expressed in Ghanaian Cedi. By accepting a prize, winners agree that their name and likeness may be used for promotional purposes at BloggingGhana’s discretion in any and all media.

5. THE LEGAL STUFF (sorry not us, blame the law people)

BloggingGhana reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or the Website; to be in violation of the User Agreement of the Website; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; to be acting in a unethical or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, as determined by BloggingGhana at its sole discretion.

If for any reason this Contest is not capable of being conducted as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of BloggingGhana, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this competition, BloggingGhana reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. If the Contest is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, notice will be posted on BloggingGhana’s website at https://www.bloggingghana.org

 This contest is part of Google Ghana’s InnovationGhana project to highlight innovation in Ghana.

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