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#CannesLions2018: Radio Lions winners!
#CannesLions2018: Radio 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 once again bringing home the Grand Prix and roaring with metal...

19 Jun 2018

Fabian Frese, CCO at Germany’s Kolle Rebbe and this year's Loeries film, radio and audio jury president.
#Loeries2018: "How will technology impact this year's ideas?" - Fabian Frese

I chatted to the international jury presidents ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is Fabian Frese, chief creative officer at Germany's Kolle Rebbe and this year's Loeries film, radio and audio jury president...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Jun 2018

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How storytelling rocked behaviour change in Bali

It's always quite intimidating to attend a conference in a foreign land...

By Lynn Joffe 10 May 2018

Cameroon arrests radio journalist
Cameroon arrests radio journalist

Cameroon military court orders radio journalist to be held for at least six months...

9 May 2018

Burundi bans BBC, VOA ahead of May 17 referendum
Burundi bans BBC, VOA ahead of May 17 referendum

Burundi ordered a six-month ban on the broadcast operations of international networks, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Voice Of America (VOA)...

9 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

Are you serious? Fooling around on April Fool's Day 2018
Are you serious? Fooling around on April Fool's Day 2018

The rise of fake news means today's social media bunch are more sceptical than ever before, but how many people actually fall for April Fool's headlines...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Apr 2018

Christian radio fined, suspended over discriminatory broadcast
Christian radio fined, suspended over discriminatory broadcast

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has suspended Amazing Grace FM programming for one month and slapped the station with a Rwf2 million fine over a divisive and misogynous broadcast...

20 Mar 2018

#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital
#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital

Catherine Grenfell, ex-5FM presenter who co-founded and manages The Eye radio station, opened this year's IAB Digital Summit sharing her experience of digital and what she predicts for the industry...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Mar 2018

Investing in media measurement in Africa
Investing in media measurement in Africa

Media Measure, an African media compliance and marketing insights business operating in nine African countries, has received investment...

1 Mar 2018

Radio2000 invited to broadcast in Tanzania to promote arts, culture and tourism
Radio2000 invited to broadcast in Tanzania to promote arts, culture and tourism

By invitation from the Tanzania Tourist Board, Radio2000 will tour the country from 4-11 February 2018 to create content around the annual Sauti Za Busara Music Festival and tourism in Tanzania...

2 Feb 2018

Embrace digital but ignore traditional media at your peril
Embrace digital but ignore traditional media at your peril

Thabiso Dlamini explores several reasons why marketers need to focus on developing their relationship with traditional media now more than ever...

By Thabiso Dlamini 1 Feb 2018

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 16 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

LGBT radio goes online in Tunisia despite threats
LGBT radio goes online in Tunisia despite threats

An online radio station catering for the LGBT community, believed to be the first of its kind in the Arab world, started broadcasting in Tunisia on Monday...

21 Dec 2017

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African Media feels the pinch

African Media and Entertainment (AME) has warned shareholders it expects trading conditions for the remaining six months of the 2018 financial year to remain challenging...

By Thabiso Mochiko 28 Nov 2017

Community radio journalists trained in Malawi
Community radio journalists trained in Malawi

US Embassy trains community radio journalists in Malawi to report effectively on the issues affecting their communities...

15 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: What is an African broadcaster in a multi-platform world?
#AfricaCom: What is an African broadcaster in a multi-platform world?

AfricaCom speaker Russell Southwood talks us through what it entails being an African broadcaster in a multi-platform world and how we can go about getting the most out of our content...

By Juanita Pienaar 8 Nov 2017

Monetising online radio: Stop, collaborate and digitally listen
Monetising online radio: Stop, collaborate and digitally listen

Where traditional models in radio have enjoyed funding from around 70% of what the station makes through ad sales revenue, online stations need to do the same, but in a completely different way...

By Chris Jordan 26 Oct 2017

Radio Pulpit award.
DRM Enterprise Africa award for Radio Pulpit

Radio Pulpit 657AM has won the 2017 DRM Enterprise Award (Africa), for its contribution in actively promoting the DRM standard across Southern Africa...

26 Oct 2017

Deutsche Welle broadcasts live to Africa via Facebook
Deutsche Welle broadcasts live to Africa via Facebook

Deutsche Welle launches its Africa programming as Live Radio on Facebook...

28 Sep 2017

Talking about Africa's reputational narrative
Talking about Africa's reputational narrative

Africa Business Radio launches new show to unpack Africa's reputational challenges and opportunities...

11 Sep 2017

Kui Kariuki
#Pamro2017: The challenges in changing media consumption habits

How does ‘going digital' in the television market affect content and viewership patterns? Kui Kariuki from Ipsos Kenya looked at what happened with Kenya's digital migration...

By Louise Marsland 28 Aug 2017

Police raid Congolese radio station for report on new tax
Police raid Congolese radio station for report on new tax

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should thoroughly and credibly investigate an August 5 police raid on Radio Télévision Chrétienne (RTC), return all seized equipment...

14 Aug 2017

#Newsmaker: Kojo Baffoe the Afropolitan
#Newsmaker: Kojo Baffoe the Afropolitan

The Afropolitan recently celebrated its 50th edition with a gala evening where publisher Sean Press announced philosopher, Kaya FM radio host and writer Kojo Baffoe the new editor of the magazine.

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jun 2017

Biniam Simon of Radio Erena.
Eritrean radio station gets award

On June 6, the London-based charity World One Media presented Eritrean Radio Erena with an award for reporting...

13 Jun 2017

The ruins of Breeze FM. Credit: mfwa.org/bellanaija.com.
Demolition of Nigeria's Breeze FM an "open attack on the press"

On May 22, 2017, security operatives and officials of the Nasarawa State Urban Development Board stormed the premises of privately-owned Breeze FM and razed the building.

25 May 2017

Fernand Cello
Madagascar targets Radio Jupiter

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns radio journalist Fernand Cello's arrest in Madagascar...

19 May 2017

Bamako, Mali. © Thomas Dutour via
Private radio stations protest Mali crackdown

Private radio operators in Mali on Sunday denounced a state crackdown on pirate broadcasters, with 47 stations threatened with closure for failing to obtain licences...

19 Apr 2017

54 Nigerian stations shut down
54 Nigerian stations shut down

The licences of 54 broadcast stations in Nigeria have been revoked over failure to pay mandatory fees, according to the Media Foundation for West Africa...

22 Mar 2017

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