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19 - Feb 10
The coverage is beginning...
During the following days
The Shot will begin with the preview for the upcoming African Cup Of Nations
2002 at Mali.
Going beyond the extensive
coverage of 1998 and especially 2000 with more than 100 webpages, The Shot
wants to introduce some additional projects and ideas which could become
possible with your help.
One of it is to start to
slowly transform The Shot into a window for African authors to present
their views, their writing skills and their own websites.
The aim is to establish
structures for African projects to present themselves and so to put some
force against the tendency that information on African football in the
media becomes another business run from European or American companies
with the danger of monopolisation of views which is the tendency
at the moment.
(not to be missunderstood:
non-African sources will not become excluded)
Less complicated: The Shot
can become a source where website owners and writers come together to discuss
or present topics which could be of interest for all Africa or the world
while in the same time they can present their background (site, magazine
f.e.) which will go then into detail of the field they are specialised
in (f.e. a regional site on football in Tunisia etc.).
But it does not end on the
level of that example just presented: you could be a musician who has done
a song about football. Or a painter who has made a painting connected to
CAN 2002. Then your artwork is relevant for this kind of forum and if somebody
likes it, he can go back to your site or your exhibition or your concert
to see or here more of what you have to present.
The plans are ambitious and
take their time. The features are not programmed yet and will not be to
meet the Nations Cup. But The Shot is flexible enough already to build
in your contributions, your source, your URL into the actual coverage.
So if you are interested, please make
contact by mail.
The plans also need big and
small support by investors, sponsors or fans.
The Shot will try some ides
here. But suggestions are welcome as there is only limited time for me
to care for all those aspects..
There are also further plans
to help and strengthen the structures of African football as part of the
Therefor The Shot will invite
to build a council discussing the problems and possible solutions even
connected to what will become of this website.
It is an offer to connect
my opportunities with your opportunities to build something bigger.
I believe we can make it
possible. But it needs 11 for a team and it cannot be started if each individual
thinks 'ok I'll join them when they are already ten'. Give it a chance.