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Putting the 'me' in Africa's media and entertainment industry

Consumer demand for personalisation drives revenue growth in Africa's Entertainment & Media industry, according to PwC's 'Africa Outlook', which is a comprehensive source of analyses and five-year forecasts of consumer and advertising spending across five African countries...

1 day ago

CPJ deepens database of attacks on the press
CPJ deepens database of attacks on the press

A newly updated database on CPJ.org visualiSes the trend of media attacks in recent times - and how it combines and contrasts with other trends in decades of research on journalists who have been imprisoned or killed or who have gone missing because of their work since 1992...

By Elana Beiser 2 days ago

Dingle presenting at Catalyst Africa.
#CatalystAfrica: Simon Dingle debunks fintech and cyptocurrency myths

Simon Dingle started his Catalyst Africa presentation by confirming that when he's not making apps or writing books, he loves thinking out loud in public about a variety of divergent topics...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

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Media: How to protect your phone from spyware

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Safety Advisory: Journalists have become targets of Pegasus spyware...

3 days ago

Dr Carl Driesener, senior marketing scientist at the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute (EBI) of marketing science in Australia explaining the 5 steps to becoming a smarter target marketer at Spark Media's recent event.
5 steps to becoming a smarter target marketer

Dr Carl Driesener, senior marketing scientist at the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute (EBI) of marketing science in Australia - the home of evidence-based marketing, shared five steps to being a smarter target marketer at Spark Media's recent 'seminar roadshow'...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Nov 2019

Police officers are seen in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on March 26, 2018. Presidential bodyguards recently attacked a group of journalists in Freetown. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Olivia Acland.
Three journalists beaten by Sierra Leone presidential bodyguards

Bodyguards of Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio attacked three journalists who were covering a football match in Freetown...

8 Nov 2019

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Key findings from Wan-Ifra's 30th World Press Trends report

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) recently released the 30th World Press Trends report...

6 Nov 2019

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Journalists at risk ahead of unity government in Sudan

South Sudanese authorities confiscated the accreditation and work permit of Associated Press' correspondent, Sam Mednick, last week.

5 Nov 2019

Announcing Nahana Communications Group: An innovative offering launched to better deliver for SA's advertising and marketing demands
Announcing Nahana Communications Group: An innovative offering launched to better deliver for SA's advertising and marketing demands

South Africa's advertising and marketing communication industry has a new group of agencies, Nahana Communications Group...

Issued by FCB Joburg 1 Nov 2019

Nila Yasmin, APO Group African Women in Media Award Winner receiving the APO Group African Women in Media Award from Nicolas Ponpigne-mognard, founder and chairman, APO Group
Ugandan journalist wins APO media award

Ugandan journalist Nila Yasmin wins the 2019 APO Group African Women in Media Award...

1 Nov 2019

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Unlocking the web's untold censorship stories

A program run by the Seattle-headquartered Tor Project, OONI created OONI Probe, software that anyone can use to investigate their own network for signs of censorship...

By Madeline Earp 31 Oct 2019

Hamza Idris (left), an editor with the Daily Trust newspaper, sits with colleague Hussaini Garba Mohammed in their office in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, in February 2019. The office was raided in January by the military, who seized 24 computers. Credit: CPJ/Jonathan Rozen.
Nigerian military targeted journalists' phones, computers with "forensic search" for sources

There is a global trend of law enforcement seizing journalists' mobile phones and computers-some of their most important tools. CPJ has documented device seizures around the world, from the United States to Slovakia to Iraq...

By Jonathan Rozen 30 Oct 2019

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Key findings from Warc's Media Allocation Benchmarks report

After using its database of effective advertising campaigns to evaluate 1,100 case studies between 2009 and 2018, Warc has released its Media Allocation Benchmark report...

30 Oct 2019

Four Iwacu journalists, from left, Térence Mpozenzi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Christine Kamikazi, Egide Harerimana, and their driver, Adolphe Masabarikiza, are detained in Burundi. Credit: CPJ/Iwacu Media.
Burundi police arrest Iwacu journalists covering unrest

Authorities in Burundi should immediately release four journalists and a media worker from the privately-owned news outlet Iwacu, whom police detained last week, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

28 Oct 2019

Maxence Melo Mubyazi.
CPJ announces 2019 International Press Freedom Awards

The Committee to Protect Journalists will honour journalists from Brazil, India, Nicaragua, and Tanzania with the 2019 International Press Freedom Awards...

23 Oct 2019

Mahlatse Mahlase delivering her speech at the Sanef Black Wednesday Dinner. Image credit: Sanef.
#BlackWednesday: Sanef chair Mahlatse Mahlase calls on journos to continue to fight for media freedom

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) hosted a gala dinner on Friday, 18 October in honour of those who fought for the freedom of the press, and those who continue to do so...

21 Oct 2019

Algerian demonstrators chant and wave their country's national flag as they take part in an anti-government protest in the capital Algiers on October 15, 2019. Authorities have detained at least three more journalists in recent days. Credit: CPJ/AFP.
Algeria detains three journalists who covered protests

Journalists who covered recent protests, as well as alleged corruption in Algeria have been detained ahead of elections...

18 Oct 2019

2019 Feathers Awards winners announced
2019 Feathers Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2019 Feathers Awards were recently announced in Johannesburg. The awards recognise South African personalities and institutions, activists, performing artists, sportspeople and media organisations that fly the LGBTIQ+ flag high...

18 Oct 2019

A police van is seen in Alexandria, Egypt, on September 27, 2019. Security forces recently arrested and allegedly tortured journalist Esraa Abdel Fattah. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh.
Egyptian journalist Esraa Abdel Fattah arrested on false news charges

Egyptian authorities must immediately release imprisoned journalist Esraa Abdel Fattah, drop all charges against her, and investigate allegations that she was tortured...

16 Oct 2019

West Africa build gathers pace for The Conversation Africa
West Africa build gathers pace for The Conversation Africa

The Conversation Africa bolsters West African team to continue expansion into the African continent...

By Alexandra Storey, Caroline Southey, Lyrr Thurston 15 Oct 2019

People look at front pages at a newspaper stand in Port Harcourt, after Nigeria's presidential election results were announced on February 27, 2019. Nigerian police beat two Inspiration FM journalists after covering a protest in Uyo, in Akwa-Ibom State, on September 24, 2019. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba.
Nigerian police beat two Inspiration FM journalists at protest

The two journalists said they were attacked after covering a protest in the Mbierebe Obio community of Akwa-Ibom State, that was demanding justice for a youth allegedly killed by police...

11 Oct 2019

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US provides media training in Cameroon

The US Embassy recently sent 10 media professionals from Cameroon to the United States for in-depth training on the business of media sustainability and ethics in journalism...

10 Oct 2019

Establishing an Africa-based global destination image platform at Brand Summit Africa 2020
Establishing an Africa-based global destination image platform at Brand Summit Africa 2020

Brand Summit South Africa is excited to announce that 1-5 June 2020 has been dubbed "Brand Summit Week" in Cape Town, launching a pan-African theme in response to calls to expand the strategic reach of the event to embrace the entire African continent from 2020 onwards...

Issued by Brand Summit South Africa 9 Oct 2019

Robyn Curnow, CNN.
Africa must step up to support its innovators

I've lost count of the number of times I've heard business leaders from outside Africa refer to the continent's enormous potential. It's a cliché, as well as a source of frustration for many Africans...

By Robyn Curnow 9 Oct 2019

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Facebook expands fact-checking to further countries in Africa

Facebook expands its third-party fact-checking programme to 10 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa...

8 Oct 2019

Africa is hell
Africa is hell

False. What you think is what you get...

By Ndeye Diagne, Issued by Kantar 8 Oct 2019

Schaefer presenting at the Adobe CX Forum.
#AdobeCX: How to embrace the power of customer experience management

Axel Schaefer, head of product and industry marketing for Adobe Analytics EMEA flew in from Germany to present the opening session of the Adobe CX Forum Cape Town 2019's exclusive morning briefing. He explained the importance of cross-channel optimisation, in particular, to offer the best possible experience to the coming 'consumer 2020'...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Oct 2019

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African Women in Media Award finalists

Three journalists have been shortlisted to win the inaugural APO Group African Women in Media Award...

3 Oct 2019

Egypt arrests 3 more journalists amid crackdown
Egypt arrests 3 more journalists amid crackdown

Egyptian authorities should immediately release journalists Alaa Abdelfattah, Nasser Abdelhafez, Engi Abdel Wahab, and all others who have been imprisoned for their reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

2 Oct 2019

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