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#NEWSWATCH: Zimbabwe uncertainty as state TV remains under control of military
#NEWSWATCH: Zimbabwe uncertainty as state TV remains under control of military

Zimbabwe remains on a knife edge as political uncertainty reigns and state television is under the control of the military...

By Louise Marsland 2 days ago

Contributing to a strong and vibrant media sector in Africa
Contributing to a strong and vibrant media sector in Africa

Mobile communications have brought enormous improvements to living standards around the world, and nowhere is the use of that technology spreading more quickly than in Africa, said Michael Bloomberg, speaking on the African Business Media Innovators conference in Ghana...

By Michael Bloomberg 3 days ago

Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2018 launches
Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2018 launches

Continental Reinsurance invites entries for its third Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2018...

14 Nov 2017

Discussions around new hybrid media models
Discussions around new hybrid media models

Third Africa Business Media Innovators Summit to convene media visionaries from 20 African nations in Ghana...

13 Nov 2017

ALL THE 2017 AFRICACOM AWARDS WINNERS!
ALL THE 2017 AFRICACOM AWARDS WINNERS!

Last night, 8 November 2017, saw the 10th AfricaCom Awards held at The Lookout in Granger Bay, Cape Town. 2017 marks AfricaCom's 20th anniversary...

9 Nov 2017

CNN's Go There Media Fund to aid distressed destinations in boosting travel and tourism
CNN's Go There Media Fund to aid distressed destinations in boosting travel and tourism

CNN International Commercial's (CNNIC) 'Go There Media Fund' provides travel and tourism expertise to distressed destinations and countries recovering from natural disasters...

7 Nov 2017

Honouring courageous journalism
Honouring courageous journalism

The Committee to Protect Journalists' 2017 International Press Freedom Awards honours courageous journalism from around the world...

7 Nov 2017

US journalist in jail on charges of trying to topple Mugabe
US journalist in jail on charges of trying to topple Mugabe

A 25-year-old American journalist charged with attempting to overthrow Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, on account of an alleged tweet that described the ageing leader as "selfish and sick", was remanded in custody Saturday after denying the accusations...

6 Nov 2017

Impunity in the murders of journalists creates intractable cycle
Impunity in the murders of journalists creates intractable cycle

Somalia tops CPJ's 10th annual Global Impunity Index which highlights countries where journalists are murdered regularly...

1 Nov 2017

Nigeria's media urged to understand New Urban Agenda
Nigeria's media urged to understand New Urban Agenda

Media urged to drive the narratives on the New Urban Agenda in Nigeria...

31 Oct 2017

Mobile media training.
Media development office opens in Namibia

Media development organisation, DW Akademie, has opened an office in Namibia...

31 Oct 2017

Future-proof your journalists
Future-proof your journalists

The Storylab Academy is providing an opportunity for journalists to improve their digital storytelling skills with a combination of free online webinars and face-to-face training...

30 Oct 2017

Chadian journalist imprisoned after report on airline's alleged weapons smuggling
Chadian journalist imprisoned after report on airline's alleged weapons smuggling

Chadian authorities should immediately release from detention and drop all charges against Juda Allahondoum, publisher of the weekly Le Visionnaire newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

27 Oct 2017

Bizcommunity's Leigh Andrews, only South African shortlisted for WIM awards
Bizcommunity's Leigh Andrews, only South African shortlisted for WIM awards

Bizcommunity is proud to announce that from a huge response of global submissions to the UK-based Women in Marketing Awards, Biz Editor-in-Chief Marketing & Media, Leigh Andrews has been shortlisted as a finalist...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2017

Three Cameroonian journalists charged with criminal defamation
Three Cameroonian journalists charged with criminal defamation

Cameroon is continuing its oppression of press freedom by charging three Cameroonian journalists with criminal defamation...

18 Oct 2017

Freedom of expression urged in Kenya
Freedom of expression urged in Kenya

Kenya must lift protest ban and end pattern of police brutality ahead of poll, UN experts warn...

18 Oct 2017

Promoting free speech in Zimbabwe
Promoting free speech in Zimbabwe

MISA Zimbabwe's new-look website promotes the right to information and free speech...

17 Oct 2017

Video dominates news consumption in Africa
Video dominates news consumption in Africa

Recent study reveals that TV and mobile video content is the primary source of information in Africa and the Middle East...

16 Oct 2017

AfricaCom offers free passes for Cape Town event
AfricaCom offers free passes for Cape Town event

By registering for a free AfricaCom visitor ticket online, visitors can gain access to more than 450 exhibitors, masterclasses, plus an innovation hall packed with visionary insights on future tech trends...

16 Oct 2017

Lola Ogunyemi
Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted...

12 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation...

12 Oct 2017

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Facebook 'context' button is latest effort to fight fake news

WASHINGTON - Facebook said Thursday it was testing a new button to allow users to get more context about a news source, in the latest move by the leading social network to curb misinformation...

6 Oct 2017

Plrang © –
JZ passes on SABC candidates

President Jacob Zuma missed the deadline for appointing an SABC chief operating officer because none of the candidates "met expectations", Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said...

By Nico Gous 6 Oct 2017

Kenya election annulment: What are Kenyans talking about?
Kenya election annulment: What are Kenyans talking about?

On 1 September the Supreme Court announced that the Kenyan elections had been annulled. Global media intelligence company Meltwater tracked and analysed the social media and online editorial mentions...

Issued by Meltwater 5 Oct 2017

(c) Karol Kozlowski -
Pay-TV market reaches 23.7m African subscribers

Dataxis' latest research shows the steady expansion of the pay-TV market in Africa. Following data publication for the second quarter of 2017, the total number of pay-TV subscribers reached approximately 23.7 million...

5 Oct 2017

Andrea Quaye
AB InBev Africa appoints Dentsu Aegis

AB InBev Africa has appointed Dentsu Aegis as its media planning and buying agency for its Africa business...

4 Oct 2017

Business of Design speaker Q&A: Mduduzi Simelane
Business of Design speaker Q&A: Mduduzi Simelane

Business of Design (BoD) is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Oct 2017

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Mobile content, application providers target Africa without local knowledge

International mobile content and application providers looking to target Africa's 900 million cellphone users seriously underestimate the sophisticated regulatory and legislative framework in South Africa...

3 Oct 2017

A model walks the runway during the St. Sava Fundraising Fashion Show at Domenico Vacca Club New York on April 24, 2017 in New York City. Photo:
Fashion world shaken by #NoFreePhotos row

PARIS - Photographers have risen up in revolt at the way fashion labels and influencers are using their street style images without crediting them, highlighting discontent about the "work for free" culture in the multi-billion dollar industry.

2 Oct 2017

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