A group of Zambian journalists have launched a new breaking-news website, The Watchdog. In the light of equipment shortages and the perennial problems with internet connectivity in Africa, it is a brave move. Given these challenges, it also makes sense that the journalists want to combine the online site with a newspaper and partner with radio stations, as they explain here. Perhaps mobile phones will follow. This combination of traditional media, online news and mobile technologies can help to amplify messages from various sources, and exponentially increase the reach of the various individual platforms. In a context where connectivity is limited, this is the way to go.