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UK's Guardian daily goes tabloid to cut costs
UK's Guardian daily goes tabloid to cut costs

Britain's Guardian newspaper has adopted a new tabloid format and a re-designed masthead with simple black lettering from Monday as part of a drive to cut costs...

23 hours ago

Colin Cullis, product owner for Primedia Broadcasting's talk stations, 702 and CapeTalk.
#BizTrends2018: Radio trends for the year ahead - podcasts, streams and subscriptions

Here are three predictions for what will become more significant for radio broadcasters in 2018: Podcasts, streams and subscriptions...

By Colin Cullis 1 day ago

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Facebook move will play out in long-term: analysts

NEW YORK - Facebook's move to highlight posts from friends and family over those from brands and publications follows months of turmoil for the social network and will result in lower advertising revenue - at least in the short-term, analysts said...

1 day ago

Security police prevent publication of Sudan newspapers
Security police prevent publication of Sudan newspapers

Eight newspapers have been prevented from publication and distribution by National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), this week, amidst protests against recent austerity measures...

10 Jan 2018

CPJ announces press oppressors' awards amid Trump's fake news awards
CPJ announces press oppressors' awards amid Trump's fake news awards

As US President Donald Trump announces his "fake media" awards, the CPJ names its global press oppressors - world leaders who use rhetoric, legal action, and censorship to try to silence their critics...

9 Jan 2018

David Tiltman, head of content at Warc.
Digital transparency, key challenge for brands in 2018 - Warc Toolkit

Digital transparency will be a key challenge for brands in the year ahead concludes Warc, the global marketing intelligence service, in its 2018 Toolkit...

9 Jan 2018

BBC China editor quits in equal pay protest
BBC China editor quits in equal pay protest

BBC journalist Carrie Gracie announced Monday she had quit her post as China editor in protest at an "indefensible pay gap" at the British broadcaster, winning support from dozens of colleagues...

8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Telling the truth is not a lie
#BizTrends2018: Telling the truth is not a lie

Remind the world that responsible journalism in a healthy democracy holds power accountable and delivers the truth at all costs, despite what the architects of hate may say...

By Samantha Page 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Transformation, agency consolidation and real consumer insights
#BizTrends2018: Transformation, agency consolidation and real consumer insights

There is no doubt that there's loads of uncertainty ahead of the coming year. I believe that digital integration, continued agency consolidations, consumer insights and the looming MAC Charter deadline will be recurring themes...

By Kgaugelo Maphai 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: A few 'bone shakers' for media in 2018
#BizTrends2018: A few 'bone shakers' for media in 2018

Going into 2018, we need to give the word disruption the respect it deserves...

By Graham Deneys 8 Jan 2018

Omar Essack, CEO of Primedia Broadcasting.
#BizTrends2018: Advertising platform accountability

We live in a world of blurred lines. There are companies that look and feel like cab companies. We love the services they deliver, so we're grateful for them but they claim not to be cab companies...

By Omar Essack 8 Jan 2018

Daniel Munslow, independent communications consultant.
#BizTrends2018: Are you a reputational resilience expert or crisis fodder?

2017 was not a good year for companies handling crises. The number of casualties was alarming. We had our pick of it - from motoring, to beverages, to aviation, and everything in between...

By Daniel Munslow 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Prescriptive data in the digital space, the next big thing
#BizTrends2018: Prescriptive data in the digital space, the next big thing

The recent advances in data analytics and machine learning will see a huge shift in how we use data in 2018...

By Paula Raubenheimer 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Five Predictions for media
#BizTrends2018: Five Predictions for media

The demise of Twitter, consolidation in the media, the false economy of programmatic and other predictions...

By Lisa Macleod 8 Jan 2018

Somali authorities arrest local journalist following critical reporting
Somali authorities arrest local journalist following critical reporting

Somali authorities should immediately release Abdishakur Abdullahi Ahmed, also known as Shaasha, who works as a correspondent for the Nairobi-based RTN Somali TV channel ...

5 Jan 2018

A December to remember: Africa's dire press freedom record
A December to remember: Africa's dire press freedom record

The media landscape for journalists and other media workers remains grim in many parts of Africa, with targeted killings and continued attacks on freedom of speech...

3 Jan 2018

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Somaliland journalists detained, accused of "false news"

Police arrested Somali journalists on allegations of publishing false news about the mayor of Berbera, a port city in the semi-autonomous region of Somaliland...

29 Dec 2017

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Rwanda prevents journalist from attending UN event

Rwandan authorities bar journalist from travel to the UN Internet Governance Forum...

22 Dec 2017

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2017 Daily Maverick South African Persons of the Year: The Whistle-blowers

In 2017, the horrifying extent of State Capture finally became clearer to the South African public. And we would still be languishing in the dark were it not for the whistle-blowers: the handful of courageous South African men and women who did not remain silent in the face of wrongdoing, but stood up and spoke out...

By Jessica Bezuidenhout & Rebecca Davis 22 Dec 2017

Ahmed Abba to be freed
Ahmed Abba to be freed

Ahmed Abba to be freed after Cameroonian Court reduces sentence on appeal...

21 Dec 2017

Eight Uganda tabloid staff freed on bail
Eight Uganda tabloid staff freed on bail

A Ugandan court has released eight editors and directors of one of the country's most popular newspapers, who were charged with treason last month, effectively stalling the tabloid's operations...

21 Dec 2017

Ethiopian government blocks social media as violence spreads
Ethiopian government blocks social media as violence spreads

The Ethiopian government has partially blocked internet access in the country following the spread of violence across the country...

19 Dec 2017

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When science and fiction collide

The media has been so captured by the celebrity culture that an endorsement by a famous person or respected source lends credence to a product or cause which has no scientific backing...

15 Dec 2017

Promoting free speech in Lesotho
Promoting free speech in Lesotho

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Lesotho's new-look website promotes the right to information and free speech...

14 Dec 2017

Own space on the biggest multi-industry B2B news site in Africa?
Own space on the biggest multi-industry B2B news site in Africa?

Location, location, location - a real estate term used to describe the benefits of a property investment is as relevant in the online media space...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 13 Dec 2017

Record number of journalists imprisoned globally
Record number of journalists imprisoned globally

A record number of journalists remain imprisoned throughout the world for their work, the annual census by the Committee to Protect Journalists finds. In Africa, Egypt and Eritrea top the list...

13 Dec 2017

Winners of the Digital Media Awards in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Winners announced for Wan-Ifra's African Digital Media Awards

This year the majority of the Africa digital media winners at Wan-Ifra's Digital Media Awards were from South Africa and Kenya...

13 Dec 2017

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Positive reaction to Mail & Guardian acquisition by MDIF

NEWSWATCH: The Mail & Guardian reports that it has been acquired by the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF). Former publisher Trevor Ncube has also left the company...

12 Dec 2017

Quality content is key to advertising success irrespective of reading platform
Quality content is key to advertising success irrespective of reading platform

Lumen proves that the actual viewing of, as opposed to potential exposure to adverts (no matter the reading platform of digital or print) leads to almost 9 times more sales...

12 Dec 2017

Cameroon detains US-Cameroonian writer over critical commentary
Cameroon detains US-Cameroonian writer over critical commentary

Cameroonian authorities detained Patrice Nganang, a Cameroonian-American academic and columnist, as he attempted to fly to Zimbabwe from Douala on December 6...

12 Dec 2017

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