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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

Investing in youth entrepreneurship
Investing in youth entrepreneurship

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

4 Jul 2018

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Publiseer up for Africa's Young Entrepreneurs Program

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

4 Jul 2018

#NewCampaign: Knysna Tourism shares the unique #SpiritofKnysna
#NewCampaign: Knysna Tourism shares the unique #SpiritofKnysna

Knysna Tourism's #SpiritofKnysna campaign pays homage to Knysna's scenic beauty, people and unique spirit, demonstrating the destinations resilience to rise above the trauma of the past year...

20 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

#NewCampaign: Gimme #HopeJoanna
#NewCampaign: Gimme #HopeJoanna

Grid Worldwide launched its #HopeJoanna campaign on Freedom Day (Friday, 27 April) highlighting the highs and lows of the past 30 years in an effort to convey a message of hope and a sense of optimism to all South Africans...

By Jessica Tennant 9 May 2018

How artificial intelligence can detect - and create - fake news
How artificial intelligence can detect - and create - fake news

When Zuckerberg told congress Facebook would use AI to detect fake news, he wasn't particularly specific about what that meant...

By Anjana Susarla 4 May 2018

#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism
#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism

Africa's gift to the world - World Press Freedom Day every 3 May - keeps giving. Today, this freedom is possibly more relevant than ever...

By Guy Berger 3 May 2018

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Guardian Media Group and D&AD creates global festival of creativity

Guardian Media Group and D&AD have partnered to establish a new global festival...

26 Apr 2018

Emilar Gandhi, public policy manager for the SADC region for Facebook | Photo: Jessica Tennant
Facebook Africa, Digify Africa launch online safety programme for SA youth

Facebook Africa and Digify Africa have partnered to launch an online safety programme called Ilizwe Lam, Xhosa for my world...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Apr 2018

#WTMA18: Changing the digital narrative for destination marketing organisations
#WTMA18: Changing the digital narrative for destination marketing organisations

Sharing some of his most favourite passions including surfing, balloons and unicorns, Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy took us through the destination marketing organisation and its relevance in a digital world during his talk at this year's World Travel Market Africa...

By Robin Fredericks 25 Apr 2018

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The line between news and advertising is blurring, according to study

According to the Global Communications Report, 64% of public relations professionals surveyed predict that in five years the average consumer will not be able to distinguish between news stories (earned media) and promotional content (paid media)...

20 Apr 2018

The Soapbox Films team with Stein back-left.
VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Apr 2018

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Why and how to add ephemeral content to your marketing strategy

Temporary content and impermanence is the name of the game when it comes to social media for consumers in 2018. Here's why you're missing out if Snapchat, Periscope, Facebook Live and Instagram Stories aren't part of your brand's marketing strategy...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Apr 2018

Colosseum Vacation Home in Rome, Italy - Level access is via a pretty courtyard which leads into the spacious, newly modernised home, with one bedroom and bathroom that have been specifically converted for guests with a disability or mobility issue. Source:
Airbnb releases new filters and features to help disabled guests find the right accommodation

Airbnb has released 21 new accessibility filters to aid disabled guests in find accessible travel accommodation. Previously, guests on Airbnb were only able to search for ''wheelchair accessible' listings, which did not always meet travellers' individual needs...

20 Mar 2018

IFEC product standpoints for African airlines, tech-savvy passengers and content producers
IFEC product standpoints for African airlines, tech-savvy passengers and content producers

As the exciting IFEC revolution takes shape, African airlines must comply by providing their tech-savvy passengers unrivalled customer experience onboard and African content producers a golden opportunity to tell the African story 35,000 feet in the air...

By Kevin Odhiambo Opiyo 19 Mar 2018

#FutureAdAfrica: Brand safety is not optional, support local publishers
#FutureAdAfrica: Brand safety is not optional, support local publishers

Marc du Plessis, joint CEO of Spark Media and head of the Publisher Council of the IAB, gave a keynote address at Future Ad Africa in Johannesburg yesterday on the subject of brand safety, trust and supporting the independent press...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Mar 2018

New website launched for investors in Africa
New website launched for investors in Africa

Ecobank has launched an African markets website to provide key facts for businesses and investors on the economies of Sub-Saharan Africa...

6 Mar 2018

Human rights activist Annie Raman on Fort Review.
#FortReview: "How creativity can save lives when put to good use" - Annie Raman

Here's how Fort Review is changing perceptions and giving a voice to issues of industry equality, as well as the rise of advertising that goes beyond just punting a product to actually solving a societal issue...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2018

Google takes on Snapchat with its own 'Stories' format
Google takes on Snapchat with its own 'Stories' format

PARIS, France - Google launched its own "stories" format on Tuesday to compete with Snapchat and Instagram with image-driven news articles aimed at mobile phone and tablet users...

14 Feb 2018

Charles Murito, country manager of Google Kenya |
Google Kenya's Charles Murito on digital advertising and the age of assistance

Google SA hosted a media event earlier this week to bring media practitioners across Africa up to speed on the latest technological advancements in the digital advertising space, focusing on Google Ads in particular...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Feb 2018

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YouTube labels state-sponsored news as rules tighten

YouTube began labeling news broadcasts that get government money as it vowed to be stricter about content at the globally popular online video-sharing service...

5 Feb 2018

BizFin Focus 2018 - Attract more interest
BizFin Focus 2018 - Attract more interest

Find out how to invest in your company's presence on the biggest multi-industry B2B news website in Africa and attract more interest from 328,000 decision-maker audiences across 18 industry sectors...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 25 Jan 2018

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Facebook to let users rank 'trust' in news sources

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook announced it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network...

23 Jan 2018

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pressed over terror content

WASHINGTON - Terrorists and hate groups continue to get their propaganda onto social media platforms despite efforts by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to shut them down, a US Senate panel heard on Wednesday...

19 Jan 2018

Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news
Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news

LONDON - British lawmakers probing possible Russian interference in the Brexit referendum revealed on Wednesday that Facebook had agreed to broaden its own investigation into fake news around the vote, after the social media platform's initial efforts drew criticism...

19 Jan 2018

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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...

15 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

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