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Sports as a business and a brand in Africa
Sports as a business and a brand in Africa

Fans are choosing not to watch live football events, and instead are opting in increasing numbers for the 'intimacy' of their crystal clear digital flat TV screens, or not all, as recent attendances at AFCON showed...

By Dr Victor Oladokun 17 Jul 2019

Maxence Melo Mubyazi from Tanzania's Jamii media.
Tanzanian among annual press freedom awards honourees

CPJ's annual International Press Freedom Awards and benefit dinner will honour courageous journalists from around the world...

17 Jul 2019

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Wan-Ifra explores how news media is adapting business models to promote press freedom

Wan-Ifra has released a new report that looks into how news media companies are adapting their business models to ensure press freedom...

17 minutes ago

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How publicity is like a safari - what clients need to understand

While on a game drive one rainy morning outside Oudtshoorn, I realised there are striking similarities between the pursuit of game and the pursuit of publicity...

By Claire Densham 2 days ago

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 days ago

Justice must be done for death of journalist Azory Gwanda
Justice must be done for death of journalist Azory Gwanda

Activists and fellow journalists have been asking about Gwanda's whereabouts for months, including on #WhereIsAzory on Twitter, with no answer from the Tanzanian government...

16 Jul 2019

AFCON sports journalists honoured
AFCON sports journalists honoured

International Sports Press Association (AIPS) honours veteran Africa Cup of Nations journalists in Egypt...

15 Jul 2019

Sipromad takes over Pan-African channel Africanews
Sipromad takes over Pan-African channel Africanews

The Pan-African channel Africanews, owned by Euronews NBC, has been bought by Malagasy Group Sipromad for approximately 20 million US Dollars...

15 Jul 2019

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Donor-funded journalism is on the rise in Africa: why it needs closer scrutiny

An enormous and increasing portion of the foreign development aid coming into Africa annually is for media development...

12 Jul 2019

While print may be dying, traditional journalism is certainly adapting
While print may be dying, traditional journalism is certainly adapting

Rachel Briant, director and head of communications at Without A Doubt agency writes about preserving the old craft and what marketers can do about it...

By Rachel Briant 12 Jul 2019

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Fake news and the role of the ordinary citizen

Fake news is eroding trust in the media in Africa, fuelling hate speech and leading to violence in extreme instances...

12 Jul 2019

A story of storytelling: The business of writing with Michael Smorenburg
A story of storytelling: The business of writing with Michael Smorenburg

Author Michael Smorenburg took attendees of the Red & Yellow School's first lunchtime lecture of the year post-July holidays on a journey from fact to fiction and back again in describing his personal writing process...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jul 2019

Sudanese protesters are seen with their smartphones in Khartoum on April 21, 2019. CPJ has called on South African telecommunications company MTN Group to end its role in Sudan’s internet shutdowns. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Ozan Kose.
MTN Group urged to end participation in internet shutdowns in Sudan

The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined 22 other organisations in calling on MTN Group, to end its role in Sudan's internet shutdowns...

By Justin Shilad 12 Jul 2019

In an interview today, Tanzanian Foreign Minister Palamagamba Kabudi said that journalist Azory Gwanda (pictured), who has been missing since 2017, is dead. Credit: CPJ/Mwananchi.
In BBC interview, Tanzanian foreign minister says journalist Azory Gwanda is dead

The Committee to Protect Journalists yesterday called on the Tanzanian government to provide a detailed public account of the fate of freelance journalist Azory Gwanda...

11 Jul 2019

Ad Tech Masterclass in Nigeria.
Creating a brand safe environment for advertisers in Africa

Masterclasses on programmatic advertising buying have been held by 365 Digital in Nigeria, as well as other African markets...

By Louise Marsland 11 Jul 2019

Ethiopians read newspapers in Addis Ababa on June 24. Following what the government refers to as a failed attempted coup, access to the internet was cut and journalists were arrested. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Tiksa Negeri.
In era of reform, Ethiopia still reverts to old tactics to censor press

While internet shutdowns and anti-terror laws being turned against journalists are nothing new in Ethiopia, their use in recent weeks is in stark contrast to the Ethiopia that welcomed the international media community for World Press Freedom Day...

By Muthoki Mumo 10 Jul 2019

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Best Use of Data jury announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has announced the jury lineup for the Best Use of Data category for the Warc Media Awards 2019...

10 Jul 2019

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Two days left to enter African Digital Media Awards 2019

African Digital Media Awards 2019: Call for entries...

10 Jul 2019

Security forces are seen on June 22 in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Two journalists have been arrested and the internet has been cut throughout the country following elections on June 22. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Sia Kambou.
Internet shutdown in Mauritania, media arrests

Two journalists arrested, internet shut down amid disputed election in Mauritania...

8 Jul 2019

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New team for BBC Studios in Africa

Grant Welland, EVP CEMA announces new BBC Studios leadership team for the region...

4 Jul 2019

Burkina Faso's presidential palace is seen in Ouagadougou on March 20, 2019. The president and Constitutional Council have the power to prevent the enactment of revisions of the country's penal code that could result in jail time for reporters. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Olympia de Maismont.
Burkina Faso parliament criminalises false news, reporting on terrorism

Burkina Faso's parliament adopted revisions to the country's penal code which criminalise using any means of communication to disseminate information about terrorist attacks ...

4 Jul 2019

Central African Republic gendarmes and police officers are seen on January 2, 2016, in Bangui. Police in Bangui allegedly assaulted two French reporters from AFP recently. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Issouf Sanogo.
Police arrest, assault 2 AFP journalists in Central African Republic

Authorities in the Central African Republic should investigate police who allegedly assaulted two French reporters...

3 Jul 2019

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Africa media innovators can apply for Google funding

Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge applications now open in Africa...

2 Jul 2019

Somaliland.
Somaliland bans two privately owned TV stations

Authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland should immediately lift an indefinite ban on two privately owned television stations...

1 Jul 2019

Tiso Blackstar Group sells media, broadcast and content businesses
Tiso Blackstar Group sells media, broadcast and content businesses

Tiso Blackstar Group has announced selling its media, broadcast and content businesses in South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya to Lebashe Investment Group for R1,5bn...

28 Jun 2019

A newspaper stand is seen in Mwanza, Tanzania, on September 19, 2015. Tanzania is currently considering legal amendments that could negatively affect press freedom. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Daniel Hayduk.
CPJ urges Tanzania lawmakers to revise proposed legislative amendments

The Committee to Protect Journalists has urged Tanzanian lawmakers to revise a set of proposed legislative amendments which restrict freedom of expression...

27 Jun 2019

20 copywriting bursaries up for grabs through new ad industry initiative
20 copywriting bursaries up for grabs through new ad industry initiative

A new initiative by the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) and the Creative Circle is offering 20 academic bursaries to prospective students looking to enter the world of copywriting...

25 Jun 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa's advertising spend, currently only 0. 47% of global investments
Sub-Saharan Africa's advertising spend, currently only 0. 47% of global investments

Africa is the continent with the youngest and fastest growing population in the world, with some of the fastest growing economies in the world, but it is still not attracting significant advertising investments...

By Federico de Nardis 25 Jun 2019

A Kenyan journalist has an altercation with a police officer. EPA/Dai Kurokawa
Accountability in Kenya's media still needs attention. What can be done?

In Kenya, there's growing debate about media accountability - that the media should act in the interests of the public good, and that it's accurate, free and fair. Most of the debate has focused on the lack of quality journalism and a decline in journalistic ethics...

By Jared Obuya 24 Jun 2019

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