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#Mandela100: Using the spirit of Ubuntu to address knowledge gaps on Wikipedia

Wikimania 2018, held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time from 18 to 22 July 2018, highlighted clear links to Nelson Mandela's legacy and how we can all help put African knowledge on top as Wikipedia aims to create greater knowledge equity into 2030...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Africa.com buys iAfrica
Africa.com buys iAfrica

The acquisition by Africa.com of iAfrica.com is set to increase news coverage and enhance user experience of the brand across the continent...

17 Jul 2018

DRC releases journalist after 18 months imprisonment
DRC releases journalist after 18 months imprisonment

Republic of Congo releases Bemba after nearly 18 months without charge...

13 Jul 2018

Peace Hyde joins Essence Festival media panel in US
Peace Hyde joins Essence Festival media panel in US

African media entrepreneur represented at annual Essence Festival in New Orleans...

10 Jul 2018

Does your location-based mobile partner know the location of your ads?
Does your location-based mobile partner know the location of your ads?

The digital media industry's latest obsessions are brand safety and viewability - two closely linked topics born out of the controversial practice of programmatic advertising...

Issued by Vicinity Media 10 Jul 2018

Somaliland bans operations of privately owned newspaper
Somaliland bans operations of privately owned newspaper

Authorities in the breakaway state of Somaliland should immediately lift a ban on the operations of Waaberi newspaper, a privately owned daily, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

9 Jul 2018

Ethiopia allows access to over 260 blocked websites
Ethiopia allows access to over 260 blocked websites

The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed the Ethiopian government's decision to allow access to 264 websites, including news outlets and blogs, that were blocked in the country...

6 Jul 2018

Building a digital continent
Building a digital continent

Building a digital continent: towards a new model for collaboration between Africa and its more developed peers...

By Michael Pittelkow 5 Jul 2018

Investing in youth entrepreneurship
Investing in youth entrepreneurship

Youth for Africa and SDGs (YAS!), a Pan-African entrepreneurship ecosystem catalyser launches...

4 Jul 2018

The importance of media training
The importance of media training

Keshia Patchiappen states five reasons for why media training is essential when facing journalists in the firing line...

By Keshia Patchiappen 4 Jul 2018

Publiseer.
Publiseer up for Africa's Young Entrepreneurs Program

Publiseer qualifies for finals of Africa's Young Entrepreneurs Program...

4 Jul 2018

Influential Africans changing the narrative on Africa
Influential Africans changing the narrative on Africa

The most influential people of African descent that are changing the conversation on Africa globally to that of an 'Africa Rising', have been named in Los Angeles...

3 Jul 2018

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Media literally under fire in Capital Gazette shooting

Newswatch: In a media shooting reminiscent of the Charlie Hebdo attack, five staff members of the Capital Gazette were killed and two injured when a man armed with a shotgun entered their newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday afternoon...

29 Jun 2018

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#CannesLions2018: The Art of Branded Entertainment according to VML's Xenopoulos

As part of the 2017 Cannes Lions Branded Entertainment jury, Jason Xenopoulos, VML global chief vision officer and EMEA CCO, collaborated with the jury to write a book called The Art of Branded Entertainment, which was launched just one year later at Cannes Lions 2018 on Tuesday, 19 June...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Jun 2018

SA's Reach Lions-winning work...
#CannesLions2018: Reach Lions winners!

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 21 June, with the 2018 Creative Data, Direct, Media, PR and Social & Influencer winners announced during the Reach award ceremony...

21 Jun 2018

African media and culture honourees
African media and culture honourees

MIPAD unveils media and culture class of 2018 finalists, recognising excellence in people of African descent from over 50 countries worldwide...

21 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: CNN bringing branded content to Cannes
#CannesLions2018: CNN bringing branded content to Cannes

Ann Nurock interviews James Hunt, vice president of CNN Create, who talks to her about why CNN is increasing its presence at Cannes, elaborates on what type of clients CNN produces content for and what the importance of Africa is to CNN...

By Ann Nurock 21 Jun 2018

The 2018 Cannes Lions Print & Publishing Lions Grand Prix went to Brazil's Africa Sao Paolo for AB InBev Budweiser's 'Tagwords.'
#CannesLions2018: Print & Publishing Lions winners!

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 19 June with the 2018 Cannes Print & Publishing Lions announced during the Communication award ceremony, with SA bringing home two silver wins...

19 Jun 2018

CPJ slams Tanzania govt for "draconian" social media laws
CPJ slams Tanzania govt for "draconian" social media laws

Tanzania forces forums, blogs, and streaming websites to comply with draconian regulations...

19 Jun 2018

Amal Khalifa Idris Habbani, a freelance journalist and contributor to the Sudanese news outlet Al-Taghyeer.
2018 International Press Freedom Award winners

The Committee to Protect Journalists will honour journalists from Sudan, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Vietnam with its 2018 International Press Freedom Awards...

18 Jun 2018

Jonathan Liebmann, founder and CEO of Propertuity. Image supplied.
Urban renewal: The physical manifestation of innovative thinking

A powerful lesson in how to turn vision into reality...

By Gil Sperling 15 Jun 2018

Tanzania shuts down Jamii Forums over tough new rules
Tanzania shuts down Jamii Forums over tough new rules

A popular Tanzanian blogging site, Jamii Forums, has shut down following government enforcement of harsh new online content regulations...

14 Jun 2018

Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wins Pen Pinter Prize 2018 award

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been announced as the winner of the 2018 PEN Pinter Prize for her writing and activism...

13 Jun 2018

Global inequalities and the digital future dissected by media
Global inequalities and the digital future dissected by media

This week around 2,000 guests from 100 countries will discuss various aspects of 'Global Inequalities' at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum (GMF) in Bonn, Germany...

12 Jun 2018

South Africa's Lisa MacLeod elected as first female vice president of Wan-Ifra
South Africa's Lisa MacLeod elected as first female vice president of Wan-Ifra

Lisa MacLeod, head of digital at Tiso Blackstar Group, South Africa has been elected vice president of Wan-Ifra...

12 Jun 2018

DW journalists investigate bias against Africa visa applications
DW journalists investigate bias against Africa visa applications

Data analysis by Deutsche Welle has shown that visa prospects are worse for Africans in comparison to the rest of the world...

8 Jun 2018

How data and content is powering marketing innovation in Africa
How data and content is powering marketing innovation in Africa

Data and content will be the two factors that continue to drive innovation for African brands across the continent...

By Cathy Ibal 8 Jun 2018

US-based OMN TV explores opportunities in Ethiopia
US-based OMN TV explores opportunities in Ethiopia

US Based OMN Television team en route to Ethiopia to 'explore opportunities' to open local branch offices...

7 Jun 2018

Liberian President George Weah.
Weah pushes for media reforms in Liberia

President Weah submits bill to repeal laws against free speech to Liberia Legislature...

7 Jun 2018

Release of Edelman Trust Barometer in Nigeria.
78% of Nigerians still trust the media

The first bespoke Edelman Trust Barometer for Nigeria has been launched in Lagos. It measures trust in media, business and government...

4 Jun 2018

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