EU-funded journalism competition to recognise Euro-Mediterranean migration reporters

The inaugural Migration Media Awards will recognise the work of 35 journalists from 16 countries who had reported on the migration to the Euro-Mediterranean region. The entries were selected based on the objective and information-based reporting of the challenges and opportunities of such a complex...

13 Jun 2017

Media Fuse Dentsu Aegis Network launches in Lagos

Media Fuse Dentsu Aegis Network Limited has officially announced the launch of its services in Nigeria to a cross section of the media in Lagos. The investment will enable the provision of specialist services from Carat and Vizeum (both full service communications strategy and planning agencies)...

8 Jun 2015

'Free Al Jazeera journalists' campaign wins award

The campaign #FreeAJStaff to release Al Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Abdullah Elshamy has won a major PR award. The SABRE Awards EMEA, organised by PR publication The Holmes Report, gave the campaign a Gold Award for issues management at its annual ceremony in...

27 May 2015

CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Competition closing date extended

Entries are still open for the 2015 CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Competition, honouring Africa's best journalistic talent. The entry closing date has been extended to 18 May. Register on the website and enter your best stories of 2014. Category information and full details on how to enter,...

13 May 2015

Journalists, activists face mounting harassment in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech, reports BD Live. Civil rights in the small Great Lakes nation, they say,...

27 Mar 2015

APO announces partnership with NewsBank

APO (African Press Organization), the sole press release newswire in Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa, have announced an alliance with NewsBank, one of the world's premier information providers for more than 40 years, to provide Africa-related news releases to...

9 Mar 2015

Brand South Africa signs up with APO

Brand South Africa has signed up with African Press Organisation (APO) for media relations services across Africa and beyond, to implement its strategy. The scope of work includes press release distribution services and media monitoring in Africa, social media analytics, op-ed publications,...

11 Nov 2014

African Journalist Awards entry deadline extended

The entry deadline for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards has been extended to Friday 6 June 2014. The competition is open to African nationals based on the continent. Finalists in the 2014 competition will participate in a finalists' programme that will include a media forum and...

29 May 2014

Magna Carta CEO on PR in Africa

Vincent Magwenya, CEO at Magna Carta, will speak to PR-Net about The State of PR in Africa. Magna Carta is a recent winner of The Holmes Report's African PR Agency title and Vincent believes that public relations, although still in its infancy in many African countries, is assuming new...

10 Sep 2013

2013 BFMA conference kicks off today
2013 BFMA conference kicks off today

The 2013 Broadcast, Film and Music Africa (BFMA) conference, a creative content and electronic broadcasting event in East Africa that promotes knowledge sharing and networking among high-level electronic media professionals, is kicks off today at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, in...

26 Jun 2013

Develop the next super app

Now in its second year, AfricApps will be the premier meeting of developers from across Africa, bringing the app gurus to show the future innovation of the African Digital ecosystem - taking place alongside AfricaCom from 12-14 November 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. Supported by Mobile Monday...

24 May 2013

Reminder to enter CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards
Reminder to enter CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards

A reminder that entries close next Wednesday, 17 April 2013, for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards. Entries and nominations can be found online www.cnn.com/WORLD/africa/africanawards....

9 Apr 2013

Govt to revise media laws

Media laws will be revised to better regulate journalists. Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communications, Bitange Ndemo says this will ensure accreditation of journalists. He says there is also need for stringent rules for use of social media to curb hate speech. Source:...

15 Mar 2013

Local media hailed for excellent election coverage

IEBC (The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) has hailed the local media, security officials and other stakeholders for the role they played in ensuring a successful election. IEBC chairman, Isaak Hassan says he was specifically happy with the way journalists handled the election...

11 Mar 2013

Zim paranoia over cellphones, radios

Media freedom campaigners say police in Zimbabwe are breaking the law by seizing and banning small radio receivers that can tune in to stations not linked to the state broadcasting monopoly controlled by president Robert Mugabe's party. Continue reading on www.techcentral.co.za....

25 Feb 2013

Media Council brief on elections

The Media Council of Kenya today, 21 February 2013, addressed media at a press conference on key issues regarding coverage of the ongoing electoral campaigns and expectations during the general elections. Haron Mwangi was expected to describe the critical role media will play in informing the public...

21 Feb 2013

Spinlet presents Industry Nite in Feb 2013

Industry Nite, presented by Spinlet, is a weekly event pulling together up and coming artists, established artists, record label execs, brand managers and fans in one venue for entertainment and networking. The next event takes place on 20 February 2013 from 9PM at The Oriental Hotel in Lagos,...

17 Jan 2013

Egyptian-Jordanian media cooperation

Information Minister, Salah Abdel-Maqsoud on Monday 14, January 2013, met Jordanian counterpart, Samih Maayatah to discuss means of boosting bi-lateral cooperation in the field of media. Maayatah is currently on a visit to Egypt to attend the 44th Session of Arab Information Ministers' Council,...

15 Jan 2013

Luvi Ogilvy celebrates 20th birthday
Luvi Ogilvy celebrates 20th birthday

Friday, 16 November 2012, a birthday party with more than 300 guests marked the 20th birthday of Luvi Ogilvy Réunion. Marketing manager, Steven Potet said "It was a great evening. We had 'red' people queuing up outside the road at Saint Gilles city, surprised to see a well-known bar on Reunion...

20 Nov 2012

TBWA\ Angola engineer flashmob
TBWA\ Angola engineer flashmob

Grocery shopping in Angola recently took a turn from the mundane when shoppers were surprised with a flashmob. TBWA\ Angola engineered the guerilla-marketing stunt for Cerveja CUCA, a local beer manufacturer in the Angolan market. Unsuspecting onlookers were treated to an energetic flash dance...

2 Jul 2012

Stay up to date with APO on social media
Stay up to date with APO on social media

The African Press Organisation (APO), a press release wire in Africa, and global media relations related to Africa, has joined the social media networking realm through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Scoop.it. Journalists can now "Like" APO on Facebook and "Follow" APO on Twitter, YouTube and...

19 Jun 2012

Carat Nigeria scoops deal with MTN

Communications specialist and digital solutions company, Carat Nigeria has walked away with a US$70 million deal with MTN while pitching against other larger companies in Africa. Carat Nigeria will manage and execute all MTN's media (bought, owned and earned media across all platforms) planning,...

5 Mar 2012

Gambia Press Union secures project

The executive board of The Gambia Press Union (GPU) has announced that its request for the Media for Advocacy-Advocacy for Media Project from The Gambia Media Support Project (GAMES) was approved on 27 February 2012. The new project is a continuation of the Media Development Project-Professional...

29 Feb 2012

Last call to enter IABC African Gold Quill awards

The Gold Quill, the International Association of Business Communicators' (IABC) global awards competition recognising outstanding achievement in communication, is still open for entries and the final deadline is this Friday, 10 February 2012 by the close of business. All entries should be submitted...

6 Feb 2012

ICC confirms charges against Kenyan journo

Charges against a Kenyan journalist, Joshua Arap Sang, have been confirmed by the International Criminal Courts (ICC) in the Hague, Netherlands. Sang who made history as the first Kenyan journalist to face charges at the ICC is among five other Kenyan politicians and senior government officials said...

23 Jan 2012

Exclusive interview with Oprah on Africa Prime

In an hour long special on Africa Prime, exclusive to CNBC Africa, Godfrey Mutizwa will chat to Oprah Winfrey about her Leadership Academy for Girls which opened its doors in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2007. Winfrey was recently in South Africa to celebrate the graduation of the first group of...

17 Jan 2012

Media accreditation open for Design Indaba
Media accreditation open for Design Indaba

Media interested in applying for accreditation for the 2012 Design Indaba Conference (29 February - 2 March) are advised to familiarise themselves with the guidelines on the website, before applying. The organisers state that, due to the high demand for tickets to the conference, there are only 20...

23 Nov 2011

Record attendance for AfricaCom 2011
Record attendance for AfricaCom 2011

The Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa will open its doors to over 6 450 pre-registered attendees for this year's annual AfricaCom event, a significant increase on 2010. Organisers of Africa's largest ICT, media and telecoms conference, Informa Media & Telecoms,...

8 Nov 2011

Max du Preez brings out new book on Mandela

A fresh, honest overview of the life story and the impact of Nelson Mandela has been compiled by author and columnist, Max du Preez (@MaxduPreez), and published by Penguin for release this month,The Rough Guide to Nelson Mandela. It assesses the influence of his rural, traditional childhood on his...

3 Nov 2011

New fresh look for iafrica.com
New fresh look for iafrica.com

In response to web design improvements and the need to optimise or remove specific content sections to reflect how both readers and advertisers use the site, iafrica.com has completed a design refresh. Along with the reorganising of content and the optimised advertising targeting, visitors will...

1 Nov 2011

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