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'Troubling' erosion of press freedom in certain SADC states

CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritise press freedom and the safety of journalists...

2 days ago

Mo Abudu.
Mo Abudu: Woman of many firsts

A trailblazer in changing the negative narrative about the continent of Africa...

By Phindile Xaba 11 hours ago

RIP Raymond Louw
RIP Raymond Louw

NEWSWATCH: Media legend and Sanef Council member Raymond Louw and his wife, Jean died within 24 hours of each other...

5 Jun 2019

Infront seizes EPL FTA rights in 40 African countries
Infront seizes EPL FTA rights in 40 African countries

Swiss sports media and marketing company Infront has seized the sub-Saharan TV rights to the English Premier League for a three-year deal...

5 Jun 2019

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SES contributes to Ivory Coast's digital migration

Ivory Coast's 2020 aim is to switch over from analogue to digital broadcasting with a multi-year agreement with SES...

5 Jun 2019

iProspect East Africa wins big at the Digital Media Awards 2019
iProspect East Africa wins big at the Digital Media Awards 2019

At the second edition of the annual Digital Media Awards (DMA) held in Nairobi on 30 May 2019, iProspect East Africa Limited were overall winners in four categories...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 4 Jun 2019

The APO-Getty strategic partnership was acknowledged with a photo of Lee Martin, Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Development at Getty Images, and Lionel Reina, CEO of APO Group, displayed on the NASDAQ Tower in New York's Time Square. The NASDAQ Tower is considered the most visible LED video display in Times Square and is one of the most valuable advertising spaces in the world.
APO partners with Getty Images to raise profile of Africa's story

Getty Images and APO Group announce strategic partnership to provide innovative and integrated text, photo and video services to companies operating in Africa and the Middle East...

4 Jun 2019

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Emirates upcycles SA billboards into school bags
#WorldEnvironmentDay: Emirates upcycles SA billboards into school bags

To mark World Environment Day, Emirates gave its old advertising billboards in South Africa a new lease on life, transforming the PVC Flex material into hundreds of reusable bags...

4 Jun 2019

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LAGbook launched free music platform Playfre in Nigeria

The founder of LAGbook, Chika Nwaogu, has launched, Playfre, a new platform where Nigerians and the rest of Africa can access millions of songs for free...

4 Jun 2019

Santa Claus for Coca-Cola...
#YouthMonth: How to spot fake influencers on social media

Influencer marketing is an especially hot topic as we enter #YouthMonth, but do your research before you rush in as the quickest way to waste your time and money is to spend it on the wrong people...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Jun 2019

7 tips to help you understand the creative class
7 tips to help you understand the creative class

Though the members of the creative class do not share one singular identity, they share a number of attributes - perhaps most importantly an ethos that is tolerant and open-minded, and places a high value on individuality, authenticity, merit, and originality...

By Rana Florida 4 Jun 2019

Hannah McCoy, Benjamin Sundwall won for "ScreenHealth" and Sarah McKinnon won for "False sense of connectivity" © .
Young Globals student winners announced

The New York Festivals Global Awards has announced its 2019 Young Globals Student Competition and Internship award winners...

4 Jun 2019

Veteran photographer Herbert Mabuza. © Antonio Muchave.
RIP Herbert Mabuza

Herbert Mabuza, veteran photographer and former managing editor of the Sunday Times and Sowetan, has passed away...

3 Jun 2019

Amazon's bottomless appetite
Amazon's bottomless appetite

Amazon is shrinking time and eating up the planet...

By François Lévêque 3 Jun 2019

Al-Jazeera studio.
Sudan's military rulers shut down Al-Jazeera Khartoum bureau

Sudan's military rulers yesterday ordered the Khartoum bureau of Al-Jazeera to be shut down and banned its staff from working in the country...

3 Jun 2019

Jamal Khashoggi awarded Golden Pen of Freedom
Jamal Khashoggi awarded Golden Pen of Freedom

The Golden Pen of Freedom has been awarded posthumously to Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi...

3 Jun 2019

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Sputnik signs partnership with Congo broadcasting

The Russian news agency, Sputnik has signed a new partnership agreement with Congolese National Radio and Television...

3 Jun 2019

#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 3
#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 3

The Augmented World Expo recently took place in Silicon Valley, USA. Here, Johan Walters shares highlights from Day 3...

By Johan Walters 3 Jun 2019

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#FairnessFirst: A picture tells a thousand words, but should it?

People are never just a means to your journalistic end, especially when it comes to children. Their stories are our work, and when you work to add their authentic voices, it automatically changes the angle of the story for the better. But what about images of children in news articles? Media Monitoring Africa and the UCT Children's Institute media workshop on 22 May at the Doubletree Hilton...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Jun 2019

(L-R) Marit Van Den Elshout (IFFR), Anne Lai (Sundance Institute), Elias Ribeiro (Realness), Bongiwe Selane (Realness), announce Realness participants at Cannes this week.
2019 African Screenwriter's Residency announced at Cannes

Realness, an African Screenwriter's Residency, announces 2019 participants at Cannes Film Festival...

3 Jun 2019

The world then and now, and how the way we protect our children needs to change
The world then and now, and how the way we protect our children needs to change

This National Child Protection Week (CPW), Google South Africa and Media Monitoring Africa hosted a roundtable putting a spotlight on the importance of online safety for children...

By Jessica Tennant 31 May 2019

Xolisa Dyeshana, chief creative officer of Joe Public United, presenting on the first night of the The One Club for Creativity's One Show Awards.
#AfricaMonth: Embrace our story, bring South Africa and our continent to the world

Xolisa Dyeshana, chief creative officer at Joe Public, also represents South Africa as part of the international board of the One Club for Creativity. With #AfricaMonth coming to an end, we caught up for a quick chat on the calibre of South Africa's creativity, what's holding us back and what more we can do to shine on the global stage...

By Leigh Andrews 31 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Why Africa is primed for prestige beauty growth
#AfricaMonth: Why Africa is primed for prestige beauty growth

Overseeing multi-ethnic innovation for Estée Lauder Companies, Susan Akkad is no stranger to the concept of 'inclusive beauty'...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 May 2019

Global Ad Trends report reveals internet ad formats account for majority of media spend
Global Ad Trends report reveals internet ad formats account for majority of media spend

The report reveals that internet ad formats already account for the majority of media spend in eight markets, including the US, UK and China...

31 May 2019

Wina announces shortlist for 2019
Wina announces shortlist for 2019

Wina announced its shortlist for the 2019 competition with South African creative advertising agency, Kilmer & Cruise featuring in four categories...

31 May 2019

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Comprehensive data set for 54 African countries

In On Africa and African Business magazine announce partnership for the Africa Country Benchmark Report 2019...

31 May 2019

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Nigcomsat launched new DTH TV platform in Nigeria

NigComSat, the African Communications Satellite has officially launched a new direct-to-home TV platform in Nigeria which is called, NextTV...

31 May 2019

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Purpose-driven storytelling drives communication

This year's SABRE Africa Awards provide a snapshot of how PR on the continent is progressing...

30 May 2019

The customer experience drives digital disruption
The customer experience drives digital disruption

Digitisation has revolutionised the way businesses operate, with new entrants into all markets disrupting traditional enterprises through entirely innovative models...

By Vishal Barapatre 30 May 2019

AI won't lead to better consumer engagement but machine learning will
AI won't lead to better consumer engagement but machine learning will

Science fiction movies and novels did an amazing job of creating and dramatising encounters with artificial intelligence - but did it prepare us for the real world of AI? Unfortunately not...

By Jarred Mailer-Lyons 30 May 2019

Is morality marketing right for your brand? (Probably not)
Is morality marketing right for your brand? (Probably not)

Morality marketing. Woke-washing. Brand-standing. Jumping on the brand wagon. Whatever you want to call it, companies are increasingly taking the plunge and tying their brands to issues of social justice...

By Bronwyn Williams 30 May 2019

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Startimes launches the first African Online Film Festival

StarTimes is launching the first edition of the Pan-African Online Film Festival...

30 May 2019

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