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Why Africa's journalists aren't doing a good job on Covid-19

How can African journalism highlight the continent's challenges and vulnerabilities, which are often ignored by internationalised responses?...

By George Ogola 2 days ago

Media effectiveness during Covid-19
Media effectiveness during Covid-19

What should advertisers and media owners be considering during these challenging times?

By Jane Ostler, Issued by Kantar 23 Mar 2020

Covid-19: African News Agency launches free public info portal
Covid-19: African News Agency launches free public info portal

To combat the spread of misinformation pertaining to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the African News Agency (ANA) has launched a dedicated content portal to provide a credible and verified source of news and information...

Issued by Independent Media 20 Mar 2020

#Newsmaker: Wesley Diphoko, Fast Company SA's new editor-in-chief
#Newsmaker: Wesley Diphoko, Fast Company SA's new editor-in-chief

Fast Company magazine recently announced the appointment of Wesley Diphoko as editor-in-chief...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Feb 2020

Inma announces 2020 Global Media Awards finalists
Inma announces 2020 Global Media Awards finalists

The International News Media Association (Inma) has announced 173 finalists for the 2020 Global Media Awards competition, including four South African entries...

25 Feb 2020

Burger King’s Fernando Machado
#CannesLions2020: First speakers and sessions announced

The organisers of Cannes Lions 2020 have announced the first speakers and sessions at the Festival...

20 Feb 2020

Good Things Guy, overall winner at the 2019 South African Blog Awards
Good Things Guy, overall winner at the 2019 South African Blog Awards

Good Things Guy has been named South Africa's Blog of the Year for 2019, for the third consecutive year, as well as Best Lifestyle Blog for 2019...

12 Feb 2020

Grand Prix winning campaign; Fox Cricket.
Effective Use of Tech winners announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has announced a total of eight winners - one Grand Prix, two Golds, two Silvers and three Bronzes - have been awarded in the Effective Use of Tech category...

22 Jan 2020

Al Umobuwah - Putting 'Mum' into 'Parenthood' campaign, Babyshop. Image supplied.
Effective Channel Integration winners announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

The winners for the Effective Channel Integration category of Warc's Media Awards 2019 have been announced and the Grand Prix has been awarded to FP7 McCann Dubai for 'Al Umobuwah - Putting 'Mum' into 'Parenthood''...

15 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTok
#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTok

While it's not exactly easy to predict the future, there are a few musical movements that have seemed to gain momentum over the last year-or-so, movements that will hopefully be more relevant than ever, in the first year of our new decade...

By Tecla Ciolfi 13 Jan 2020

Jury member Benoit Weisser, chief strategy officer, Ogilvy Asia. Image supplied.
Best Use of Data winners announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has announced a total of nine winners - one Grand Prix, two Golds, three Silvers and three Bronzes - in the Best Use of Data category for Warc Media Awards 2019...

8 Jan 2020

The Best of Biz: Marketing & Media 2019
#BestofBiz 2019: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

New monetisation models for media are needed
New monetisation models for media are needed

Journalists need to be taught how to be entrepreneurs so they can contribute to the survival of the media industry, said Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, chairman of the APO Group...

By Louise Burgers 16 Dec 2019

Police officers detain Sahara Reporters journalist Victor Ogungbenro during a protest in Lagos, Nigeria, on August 5, 2019. Staff at the online newspaper report sustained harassment targeting them and their website. Credit: CPJ/AP/Sunday Alamba.
US-Nigeria website censored

US-Nigerian Sahara Reporters website reports assets frozen amid surveillance, censorship...

12 Dec 2019

Journalist Nazli Ilicak is embraced after her release from prison in Istanbul in November 2019, after a court ordered her free on time served at a retrial. Two of her colleagues remain in prison on terrorism related charges, among the 47 journalists jailed in Turkey. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Huseyin Aldemir.
The world's worst jailers of journalists

The number of journalists imprisoned globally for their work in 2019 remains near record highs. China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt are world's worst jailers of journalists...

By Elana Beiser 11 Dec 2019

Fighting breaks out as security personnel attempt to re-arrest Nigerian activist and journalist Omoyele Sowore at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria, on December 6, 2019. Sowore and other activist-journalists have been jailed in Nigeria and Ethiopia amid a crackdown on free expression. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde.
Nigeria and Ethiopia jail activist-journalists amid crackdown on free expression

The ongoing detentions of Nigerian publisher Agba Jalingo and Ethiopian editor Fekadu Mahtemework, don't tell the whole story of their governments' crackdowns on freedom of expression...

By Muthoki Mumo and Jonathan Rozen 11 Dec 2019

Effective Use of Tech shortlist announced for Warc Media Awards 2019
Effective Use of Tech shortlist announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has released the Effective Use of Tech shortlist for the Warc Media Awards 2019...

4 Dec 2019

Kevin Ndinguri, managing director at UM.
#Newsmaker: Kevin Ndinguri, UM's new MD

Full-service media agency UM recently appointed Kevin Ndinguri, who has spent the last year as client managing partner at UM Africa, as MD of the local team...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2019

IPFA winners, New York.
International Press Freedom Awards announced

CPJ gala recognises courageous journalists from developing democracies, celebrates press freedom...

27 Nov 2019

Americo Campos Silva, global head of integrated brand, Shell. Image source: Warc Media Awards.
Effective Channel Integration shortlist announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has today released the Effective Channel Integration shortlist for the Warc Media Awards 2019...

27 Nov 2019

Creating relevant brands for African audiences
Creating relevant brands for African audiences

WarnerMedia recently hosted a panel discussion around creating relevant brands for African audiences at Discop Johannesburg 2019. Julien Borde, head of Channels for France, French-speaking territories, Africa and Israel tells us more about how the company plans to implement these insights across the African market...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Nov 2019

Cesar Vacchiano, president and CEO of Scopen International. Image source: Scopen .
Scopen's Cesar Vacchiano analyses the 2019 Agency Scope Study

Juanita Pienaar chats to president and CEO of Scopen International, Cesar Vacchiano, who visited South Africa earlier this month to present the findings from the recent Agency Scope Study...

By Juanita Pienaar 22 Nov 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty Images.
The role of readers-first newsrooms and why trust is key in reader revenue [report]

A new report by Inma (the International News Media Association) looks at the essential functions of a readers-first newsroom, why trust is key in reader revenue, what readers will pay for, and how news media leadership can guide this transition...

22 Nov 2019

People take part in a parade to mark the 24th self-declared independence day for the breakaway region of Somaliland in the capital Hargeisa on May 18, 2015. On November 18, 2019, Somaliland police shut down a TV station and arrested its editor. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Feisal Omar.
Somaliland police shut down Horn Cable TV, arrest its editor

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland to immediately allow the privately owned Horn Cable TV to operate freely...

21 Nov 2019

#EpicaAwards2019: Day three results
#EpicaAwards2019: Day three results

Three days of Epica jury proceedings in Amsterdam have come to an end...

21 Nov 2019

Nicole Hartnett, senior marketing scientist, Ehrenberg-Bass Institute. Image source: .
Warc announces Best Use of Data shortlist for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has released the first shortlist for the Warc Media Awards 2019...

20 Nov 2019

Demonstrators are seen outside the Department of State Services headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, on November 12, 2019. Police fired on and attacked journalists covering that demonstration. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Kola Sulaimon.
Nigerian security forces fire on journalists, protesters

Nigerian authorities should investigate attacks by security forces on journalists at a recent protest in Abuja, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

18 Nov 2019

Image source: PwC global entertainment and media outlook.
#PwCOutlook: E&M gets personal

The main findings of the 10th edition of the African version of the PwC Entertainment and Media Outlook: An African perspective, 2019 - 2023 was recently presented in Johannesburg...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Nov 2019

Yolisa Phahle, CEO of general entertainment at the MultiChoice Group, presenting the final keynote session of the second day of AfricaCom 2019.
#AfricaCom: Why "African time" is now for African storytelling, by Africans

Yolisa Phahle, CEO of general entertainment at the MultiChoice Group, presented the final keynote session of the second day of AfricaCom 2019. As "a South African who lives and breathes the African dream," she explains why they're retelling possibly the greatest African story of all time, with global appeal...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Nov 2019

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