On the African continent itself where there is a proliferation of media of all types, the passing of Bishop Demond Tutu is a big enough event. Even more, is how to and how not to cover it adequately so as to give a sense of how important he was not just to South Africa, but his role toward global peace and reconciliation.
Meeting the demands of a global consumer base eager to know what is really happening requires the sophistication of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), with its tentacles all over the continent, to give us reliable, up-to-date, and accurate information that reaches a global audience.
With the BBC we’re able to sit comfortably at home and use our smartphones, computers, or TV screens to check into what is happening in Cape Town, South Africa.
“When heroes die, it is a stark reminder that we must now carry the burdens they bore. You inspired an entire generation!” said Ghislain Atanga, in Cameroon after posting a screenshot of the coverage he is getting from the BBC via his smartphone.