On March 2, 2020, HumAnge birthed with a promise to report news in a refreshing way that it will address the concerns of the ordinary person, usually referred to as the common man. This, in an environment where information flow is linear and determined by political, economic and cultural interests. Certainly, this is flowing against the tide.
In its short period of existence, HumAngle has strived to keep this promise but not without the support of its readers.
Although we are young, we have enjoyed tremendous goodwill from our audiences on different platforms through their comments and reactions which have enabled us to adjust and make corrections.
We have also been threatened by interests, including terrorists and state agents, who believe our work has hurt them but we are not deterred knowing that the path we have taken is strewn with thorns.
Frightening as the way is, we are encouraged to continue by readers, whose responses indicate that our reports address their concerns, which have been overlooked by the media overtime, not out of the lack of interest but by the struggle to survive.
Among the issues are insecurity, human rights, drug abuse, unemployment , hunger and health as well as other development challenges which have impeded Africa’s progress to enable it to compete with its peers, including Asia and Latin America with which it began the race for modernisation and development.
The HumAngle team is made up of young individuals who are disappointed by the outings of past generations and are determined to effect a change to secure a brighter future for their generation and those following them. But as exciting and noble as the goal is, it requires an anchor.
The newspaper is independent and guided by experienced professionals, who are also committed to building a better society, to ensure that reports are delivered in strict journalism standards. For these goals to be achieved, resources are needed.
Globally, the media is in distress as advert revenues have vanished because of other competing interests in an equally battered economy. And so, everyone is reviewing their operational models to remain in business.
Some of the most established media houses in the world have changed their business practices and recently two of Britain’s foremost newspapers, The Guardian and The Mail, courted their audiences to enable them to survive.
In the same spirit, we are appealing to our readers that in addition to their words of encouragement for the work so far done, that they make a little sacrifice to enable the newspaper to serve the stories that they desire.
HumAngle stories are currently served on a free-to-read website. This will continue but in the future, readers may be required to make token payments to access some reports.
We appreciate the hard times, especially against the background of the COVID-19 pandemic on nations and individuals. The arrangement will, no doubt, bring additional costs to readers, whose resources are running out, but the project must survive to deliver on its promise.
We solicit your cooperation and understanding by requesting you to make a token donation towards this as we journey together to build a brighter future for our people.