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Mike Joubert of the Billybo Group, in action on the eCommerce Africa 2019 stage.
#ECO19: Unpack why your brand story matters before you start telling it

In a talk titled 'Why your story matters', in the 'driving demand' track of the fifth eCommerce Africa conference, attendees heard from Mike Joubert, founder of the Billybo Group. Dubbed a godfather in SA brands and marketing, he walked us through the virtue of storytelling and why it matters, while shedding light through examples from some of the greatest commercial stories ever told...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Mar 2019

#HumanRightsDay: The human cost of journalism globally
#HumanRightsDay: The human cost of journalism globally

The Committee to Protect Journalists releases 'The Last Column' book to highlight the human cost of journalism around the globe. The book features the final articles and photographs of fallen journalists...

19 Mar 2019

Congolese police officers hold back members of the media in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, on January 12, 2019. Journalist Steve Mwanyo Iwewe was recently fined and sentenced to one year in jail for insulting the governor of Équateur province. Credit: CPJ/Jerome Delay/AP.
Congolese journalist jailed for one year for insulting governor

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should release journalist Steve Mwanyo Iwewe...

18 Mar 2019

Chad's year-long social media blackout continues
Chad's year-long social media blackout continues

The Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) joins calls to end social media block in Chad...

15 Mar 2019

Nigerian elections. Credit: CPJ Africa.
Journalists in Nigeria detained, harassed, and assaulted

Journalists covering the elections told Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) they were detained and harassed by security services or other armed individuals...

14 Mar 2019

Creative coalition to challenge Copyright Amendment Bill
Creative coalition to challenge Copyright Amendment Bill

Coalition for Effective Copyright rallies to protect the rights of creators, producers, publishers and those working in the creative sector from the far-reaching negative impact of the bill...

13 Mar 2019

2019 Media Strategy Report released
2019 Media Strategy Report released

Warc has released its 2019 Media Strategy Report, highlighting key trends and themes for an effective media strategy...

13 Mar 2019

Stock photo image bank of professional African women created
Stock photo image bank of professional African women created

Ellipsis and Picha collaborate to create stock images of professional African women...

12 Mar 2019

APO chairman, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard.
Driving prosperity between Europe and Africa

EurAfrican Forum appoints APO chairman, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, to its advisory board...

12 Mar 2019

AMA journalism competition winner announced
AMA journalism competition winner announced

Malagasy wins the 2019 African Media Agency journalist competition...

12 Mar 2019

Cal Fussman at the CTICC ahead of his YPO talk. Image via his .
#YPOEdge: Cal Fussman on the compelling social impact of storytelling on the long game

Last week, YPO hosted the world's largest gathering of CEOs right here in Cape Town, on 6 and 7 March 2019, for its Global Leadership Conference and YPO Edge, with the theme, 'Life of Re'. I spoke to master storyteller Cal Fussman about lessons he's learned from interviewing the likes of Simon Sinek...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Mar 2019

Tanzanians sit next to a tree in Dar es Salaam in 2015. Tanzanian authorities this week imposed a temporary ban on The Citizen over its reporting. Credit: CPJ/AP/Khalfan Said.
Tanzania imposes 7-day publication ban on The Citizen

Authorities in Tanzania should allow journalists to report on matters of public interest freely...

11 Mar 2019

Facebook wants to stop spreading fake news about vaccines
Facebook wants to stop spreading fake news about vaccines

Facebook has revealed its plans to help stop the spread of fake information about vaccines on its platform...

By Shereesa Moodley 11 Mar 2019

Gillette deodorant campaign '' by MediaCom Connections Tel Aviv is the most awarded campaign of 2018.
Results of Warc Media 100 announced

Warc has announced the results of the Warc Media 100, an independent annual ranking of the world's most awarded campaigns and companies for creativity and innovation in media...

11 Mar 2019

Calls for release of Mauritania blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed
Calls for release of Mauritania blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed

CPJ calls on Mauritania government to release blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed...

6 Mar 2019

6 South African entries shortlisted for 2019 Inma Global Media Awards
6 South African entries shortlisted for 2019 Inma Global Media Awards

The International News Media Association (Inma) has announced finalists in the 2019 Global Media Awards competition, featuring six South African entries...

6 Mar 2019

TV series, High Rollers.
Taking Africa's content to the world

The African Channel will air a collection of 20 new primetime series representing premium drama, lifestyle, and news programming from Africa during 2019...

5 Mar 2019

Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan, center, is hugged by his parents at his home in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 4, 2019. Shawkan was released after five years in prison. Credit: CPJ/AP Photo/Amr Nabil.
Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan finally free

After five years in jail, Eqyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan, has been released...

5 Mar 2019

Kenyan filmmaker, Wanuri Kahiu, on the set of her film, Rafiki.
#DesignIndaba2019: We need to believe in African mermaids

It is important to tell the joyful African stories, not just those of pain and suffering...

By Louise Marsland 4 Mar 2019

A man reads a newspaper in a street in N'Djamena, Chad, on April 12, 2016. A publisher was recently handed a suspended jail term in a defamation suit involving the president's brother. Credit: CPJ/cIssouf Sanogo/AFP.
Censure for critical reporting of Chad President's family

Chad publisher handed suspended jail term for critical reporting on president's brother...

26 Feb 2019

TheConversation.com
How metrics are changing editorial decisions in African newsrooms

Newsrooms in Africa, like their counterparts around the world, are embracing new media tools like analytics or editorial metrics to aid in the editorial decision-making process...

By Dr Admire Mare and Dumisani Moyo 20 Feb 2019

Roundtable participants discussing industry issues in Cape Town last week.
Can broadcast media disrupt traditional buying structures to accommodate startup businesses?

Can performance-based pricing models be the future of offline advertising in South Africa? This is one of the industry issues that were discussed in a roundtable discussion in Cape Town last week...

By Irina Herf 18 Feb 2019

FrontPageAfrica publisher Rodney Sieh, pictured on his release from prison in November 2013. Sieh says journalists in Liberia continue to face threats and harassment for their critical reporting. (CPJ/AP/Mark Darrough).
How Liberia's press is faring under Weah presidency

Liberian publisher Rodney Sieh is interviewed by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on how Liberia's press is faring under the George Weah presidency...

By Angela Quintal 18 Feb 2019

An electoral worker prepares identity card and biometric verification readers, at the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Kano, northern Nigeria, on February 14, 2019. CPJ joined a call for Nigeria to ensure that internet and social media services remain connected during the upcoming elections. Credit: CPJ/AP Photo/Ben Curtis.
Nigeria urged not to cut social media during elections

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) joins call for Nigeria to ensure internet and social media services remain connected during elections...

15 Feb 2019

A traffic policewoman pictured in Yaoundé in October 2018. A journalist was attacked outside his home in the city on January 31. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Zohra Bensemra.
Cameroon Web reporter attacked with knife outside his home

Cameroonian authorities should immediately investigate an attack on Paul Chouta, a reporter for the privately owned news website Cameroon Web...

15 Feb 2019

Ugandan journalists sit outside the office of the Daily Monitor, which was closed by armed police. The Monitor's website was recently ordered to suspend publication over a regulatory dispute. (Isaac Kasamani/AFP)
Uganda regulator threatens news website

Ugandan regulator orders news website suspended and threatens criminal charges...

14 Feb 2019

Egyptian Images from Australia
Egyptian Images from Australia

Thousands of photos were taken by Australians passing through Egypt en route to the First World War, one hundred years ago. An exhibition of these photographs has now been brought to Egypt...

13 Feb 2019

Reducing fake news during elections in Africa
Reducing fake news during elections in Africa

Facebook shares eight ways that it is preparing for elections across Africa, working to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent...

By Akua Gyekye 13 Feb 2019

SADC media competition launches
SADC media competition launches

Media are urged to enter the SADC media awards competition aimed at recognising excellence in journalism in print, photography, radio and television...

13 Feb 2019

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