Journalists, activists face mounting harassment in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech, reports BD Live. Civil rights in the small Great Lakes nation, they say,...

27 Mar 2015

Uganda FM stations now live on the web

Ten Uganda FM stations are now live on the internet. The stations include CBS Radio Buganda, Simba, Capital, Radio One, Sanyu FM, Radio Sapientia, Super FM, Bukedde, Radio West, and Kaboozi. For more, go to

23 May 2014

Reminder to enter CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards
Reminder to enter CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards

A reminder that entries close next Wednesday, 17 April 2013, for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards. Entries and nominations can be found online

9 Apr 2013

Local media hailed for excellent election coverage

IEBC (The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) has hailed the local media, security officials and other stakeholders for the role they played in ensuring a successful election. IEBC chairman, Isaak Hassan says he was specifically happy with the way journalists handled the election...

11 Mar 2013

Media Council brief on elections

The Media Council of Kenya today, 21 February 2013, addressed media at a press conference on key issues regarding coverage of the ongoing electoral campaigns and expectations during the general elections. Haron Mwangi was expected to describe the critical role media will play in informing the public...

21 Feb 2013

Celebrate World Radio Day

Today, the 13th February, is a date proclaimed by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), as an occasion to draw attention to the unique value of radio, which remains the medium to reach the widest audience and is currently taking up new technological forms and...

13 Feb 2012

ICC confirms charges against Kenyan journo

Charges against a Kenyan journalist, Joshua Arap Sang, have been confirmed by the International Criminal Courts (ICC) in the Hague, Netherlands. Sang who made history as the first Kenyan journalist to face charges at the ICC is among five other Kenyan politicians and senior government officials said...

23 Jan 2012

Media accreditation open for Design Indaba
Media accreditation open for Design Indaba

Media interested in applying for accreditation for the 2012 Design Indaba Conference (29 February - 2 March) are advised to familiarise themselves with the guidelines on the website, before applying. The organisers state that, due to the high demand for tickets to the conference, there are only 20...

23 Nov 2011

Radio Uganda dot Net network provides online coverage for 2011 Ugandan elections

Radio Uganda dot Net have announced that it will be providing updated coverage of the presidential elections in Uganda taking place on Friday, 18 February 2011. Updates will be provided via its network of FM stations which includes CBS Radio Buganda, Radio Simba, Kaboozi and Sapientia among others....

17 Feb 2011

AMLF 2010 underway

The 2010 African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) is currently underway in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The theme for the event is 'Funding African media in an age of uncertain business models'. Follow the proceedings using #AMLF on Twitter.

19 Nov 2010

Senegal to host 2011 PAMRO Meeting, All Africa Media Research Conference
Senegal to host 2011 PAMRO Meeting, All Africa Media Research Conference

The 13th PAMRO Meeting and All Africa Media Research Conference will take place from 21-24 August 2011 in the Francophone country of Senegal. The cost for the conference will be approximately R3300 excluding air travel and accommodation. For more information, go to

16 Nov 2010

Still time to enter Loeries
Still time to enter Loeries

click to enlargeThe deadline of 31 May 2010 for Loeries 2010 entries, other than 2010 FIFA World Cup entries, has been extended to 14 June 2010 but does carry a 5% late fee. This means that all work flighted between 1 June 2009 and 14 June 2010 is eligible for entry. World cup- related entries have...

21 May 2010

No scholarships for Highway Africa 2010
No scholarships for Highway Africa 2010

Chris Kabwato, conference director of Highway Africa, announced this week that this year's edition of the annual event will not be offering any scholarships to media professionals. He advised that no application letters or letters of inquiry regarding obtaining scholarships should be submitted and...

12 May 2010

Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants
Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants

The early bird deadline for entries into The 2010 Loerie Awards is 16 April 2010. Entries before this date will receive a 5% discount. The Loeries is open to work conceived and produced anywhere in Africa and the Middle East, including island states off the African coast like the Seychelles or...

8 Apr 2010

Women photojournalists called to enter international competition

Since 2000, the Association des Femmes Journalistes and Canon France, in partnership with the international Visa pour l'Image festival, and with the support of Figaro magazine, have awarded an annual prize for women photojournalists. Women photojournalists worldwide are welcome to enter the...

12 Mar 2010

2010 Festival of Media Awards deadline extention
2010 Festival of Media Awards deadline extention

The deadline for entries in the 2010 Festival of Media Awards has been extended to 5 February 2010. Organisers announced the extention due to an overwhelming response from the global media and marketing industry and many requests received for more time. The festival takes place in Valencia, Spain,...

22 Jan 2010

Media invited to final draw volunteers training programme

Members of the media are invited to attend tomorrow, Friday 6 November 2009, the opening session of the three-day training session at Good Hope Centre, Cape Town, for the 362 volunteers who will be working at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final Draw, to be held at Cape Town International Convention Centre...

5 Nov 2009

B2B editors take to twitter with Twitterfest
B2B editors take to twitter with Twitterfest

Today, Wednesday, 21 October 2009, is the second and last day of the first TABPI Twitterfest. Follow what B2B editors from Ireland, South Africa, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India, UAE and elsewhere are discussing, and join the conversation by signing up for a free Twitter account if...

21 Oct 2009

International radio playwriting competition deadline looms

The closing date for the BBC World Service and British Council International Radio Playwriting Competition 2009 is on 31 March 2009. Entries must consist of one-hour radio plays written by anyone living outside the UK. There are two first prizes: for the best play by a writer with English as their...

25 Mar 2009

CNN Multichoice African Journalist Awards 2009 deadline extention

The CNN MultiChoice African journalist awards competition entry deadline has been extended from 16 February 2009 to 16 March 2009 and the judging will take place in April. All entries should be broadcast or published during January - December 2008. The competition is open to African nationals who...

17 Feb 2009

Trolley grand prix no hype
Trolley grand prix no hype

click to enlargeAhead of the A1 Grand Prix held in Durban this past weekend, East Coast Radio’s Bokomo Big Breakfast show hosted the first South African Shopping Trolley Grand Prix outside East Coast Radio House in Umhlanga last week. Seven teams from major supermarkets took to the track with...

26 Feb 2007

New OFM programme manager
New OFM programme manager

click to enlargeOFM, which is celebrating its 21st year of broadcasting, has appointed Shana Kilbee as its new programme manager, effective since February 2007. Kilbee has been music compiler at both OFM and 94.7 Highveld Stereo, as well as music manager at the latter. According to Lyndon Johnstone,...

13 Feb 2007

Ryan O'Connor returns to Good Hope

Ryan O'Connor, who joined Cape Town-based 94.5 Kfm four months ago, is returning to Good Hope FM mid-March, the radio station announced on Friday, 9 February 2007. The replacement for the 3pm - 6pm afternoon drive slot will be revealed shortly.

12 Feb 2007

Stationery drive benefits school kids

Earlier this week, 94.7 Highveld Stereo started distributing the almost R2 million's worth of stationery it recently collected together with Outsurance for underprivileged school children. Operation Ground Cover 2 was facilitated by 94.7's Ground Patrol team, the station's direct marketing arm....

31 Jan 2007

Jeff Moloi replaces Kwena Moabelo on Kaya

Kwena Moabelo, sports manager for Kaya FM 95.9, is leaving the radio station to join SAFM and SABC sports television. Moabelo says: "This was a tough decision to leave a place that has been my home for almost six years. However, this is a career move for me. I will miss all the listeners."...

15 Jan 2007

SABC trio charged for corruption, fraud and money laundering reports that the Lesedi FM husband-and-wife team of radio presenters, Thuso and Mmamontha Motaung, as well as associate Joshua Ramme, are facing a minimum of 17 charges for corruption, fraud and money laundering. For more, click here....

8 Dec 2006

Increased traffic reports over festive season

OFM has increased the number of traffic reports to assist holiday traffic over selected dates in December 2006 and January 2007. Reports will stay the same in OFM Breakfast 7am - 10am and in Tim Time from 2pm - 6pm and will be added to other programs on selected dates. Presenters will promote the...

6 Dec 2006

Hip-hop group wins Metro music awards

Hip-hop group Teargas has won the seventh annual Metro FM Music Awards presented in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, taking home three awards in total: Best Hip-hop, Best Album and Song of the Year. Says Matona Ntshona, Metro FM station manager, "The people have spoken and...

27 Nov 2006

Putting music in the spotlight
Putting music in the spotlight

click to enlargeThe seventh annual Metro FM Music Awards, in partnership with Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, take place on Saturday, 25 November 2006 at the E.P.R.U Stadium in Port Elizabeth. Says Matona Ntshona, Metro FM station manager, "We are pulling out all the stops to create a blow-out show...

21 Nov 2006

Toys for charity

The Nigel Pierce TOY TOY feature kicked off towards the end of last week, with the show broadcasting live from a different company each day. The aim is to encourage employees from each company to bring toys (used or new, but not broken) into work on the day of the live outdoor broadcast or to donate...

5 Nov 2006

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