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Wan-Ifra president writes open letter: Quality journalism in troubled timesArticle

In an open letter published over the weekend, Wan-Ifra president, Fernando de Yarza López-Madrazo, has called for short-term financing to overcome the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus. ...

2 days ago

3 nominations in the bag for Gagasi FM for the 2020 Radio Awards
3 nominations in the bag for Gagasi FM for the 2020 Radio AwardsArticle

The 2020 Radio Awards panellists nominated Gagasi FM in an impressive three categories...

Issued by Gagasi FM 27 Mar 2020

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

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

George Ogola 26 Mar 2020

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Lockdown: why the media provides a critical service in times of crisisArticle

In a time of crisis, the first casualty is accurate, useful and usable information. News offers a service to all South Africans that has never been so important...

Gayle Edmunds 25 Mar 2020

Statement from Sekunjalo Investment Holdings
Statement from Sekunjalo Investment HoldingsArticle

PIC Report-Sekunjalo: No adverse findings against Sekunjalo, Dr Iqbal Survé or any company that Sekunjalo has invested in...

Issued by Independent Media 24 Mar 2020

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

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

The Cipla/SADAG Mental Health Journalism Awards 2020
The Cipla/SADAG Mental Health Journalism Awards 2020Article

Since the inception of the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) 26 years ago, one of the most powerful and impactful tools used to reach all South Africans has been the media...

Issued by Cipla 17 Mar 2020

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Sanef addresses misinformation and journalists' safety while reporting on Covid-19Article

Sanef says it's committed to assisting government to communicate information pertaining to the spread and containment of the Covid-19 and ensuring the safety of journalists covering the disease...

17 Mar 2020

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Coronavirus is a huge story, so journalists must apply the highest ethical standards in how they tell itArticle

From an ethical perspective, covering the coronavirus story is really hard to do well. The reason for this lies in an inherent conflict between two ethical obligations: the obligation to truth-telling and the obligation not to add unjustifiably to public anxiety...

16 Mar 2020

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PR 2020: Brand awareness or coverage call girl?Article

Public relations is a vague term for an industry of different services, specialities and personalities. I've been in the industry for 20 years and I still haven't quite figured out how to explain to people what PR is...

Sasha Kupritz 16 Mar 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: 'Emma', 'Bloodshot' and 'Moffie'
#OnTheBigScreen: 'Emma', 'Bloodshot' and 'Moffie'Article

Films opening at cinemas in South Africa, this week, include a Jane Austen adaptation starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Emma; Cape Town-born David SF Wilson's feature film directorial debut, which stars Vin Diesel, Bloodshot; a new film from Clint Eastwood, Richard Jewell; and Oliver Hermanus's exploration of gay life in the South African military in the 1980s, Moffie...

Daniel Dercksen 12 Mar 2020

Leo Burnett announced as Agency of the Year - © Mark Tungate (Maydream)
First Epica Awards Sri Lanka deemed a "huge success"Article

The very first Epica Awards Sri Lanka was deemed a "huge success" by its organisers last week...

11 Mar 2020

5th BAR Awards to be held in JHB
5th BAR Awards to be held in JHBArticle

The SA BAR Awards has been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. South Africa's leading bartenders will be recognised at the fifth SA Bartending Accolades & Recognition (BAR) Awards, which will be held at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg on 23 March 2020...

5 Mar 2020

Register for the Government Media: Essential Tools for Editors and Journalists short course
Register for the Government Media: Essential Tools for Editors and Journalists short courseArticle

The Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership at Rhodes University invites communication and other front-line-facing officers/managers in central and local government to register for the Government Media: Essential Tools for Editors and Journalists course...

Issued by Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership, Rhodes University 27 Feb 2020

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RIP: Editor and journalist, Shaun Johnson has passed awayArticle

Sanef has announced the untimely passing of journalist and writer, Shaun Johnson. Johnson died yesterday at the age of 60...

25 Feb 2020

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

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

Iqbal Survé's Sekunjalo will not be deterred from investing in the media
Iqbal Survé's Sekunjalo will not be deterred from investing in the mediaArticle

Sekunjalo Investment Holdings would like to inform media corporations operating in South Africa, their journalists, the business community at large and the citizens of South Africa that it will not be deterred from investing monies into media outlets in the country...

Mandla Mbusi, Issued by Independent Media 24 Feb 2020

2 most awesome ways AI can be used to fight fake news
2 most awesome ways AI can be used to fight fake newsArticle

The latest technology is now being used to verify content and spot fakes...

Craig Lebrau, Issued by Lebrau Press 24 Feb 2020

#DareToFeel with Hyundai's i30N
#DareToFeel with Hyundai's i30NArticle

It's early morning. The sun is blazing, but this doesn't put a damper on the excitement of seeing the all-new Hyundai i30N, which was recently launched in the picturesque town of Franschhoek near Cape Town...

Evan-Lee Courie, Issued by Hyundai 21 Feb 2020

Jamie McKane promoted to MyBroadband deputy editor
Jamie McKane promoted to MyBroadband deputy editorArticle

MyBroadband senior journalist Jamie McKane has been promoted to the position of deputy editor...

Issued by MyBroadband 19 Feb 2020

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SA media still plagued by trust issuesArticle

The media continues to be plagued by trust issues, particularly in developed countries. In South Africa, trust in the media declined further in 2019 according to the recently launched Edelman Trust Barometer...

Claire Densham 18 Feb 2020

2020 WCOTY finalists announced
2020 WCOTY finalists announcedArticle

The 2020 World Car of the Year finalists has been announced...

David Taylor 11 Feb 2020

The spread of false information can have a devastating impact on affected communities. Woohae Cho/Getty Images
False information fuels fear during disease outbreaks: there is an antidoteArticle

False allegations and rumours about the coronavirus outbreak have been running riot on social media and in some mainstream media...

Marina Joubert 10 Feb 2020

#FairnessFirst: Enough waiting. Take this pledge, be the change you want to see
#FairnessFirst: Enough waiting. Take this pledge, be the change you want to seeArticle

Today's socially conscious citizens can use Change.org to request 'change' from a specific corporate power or even to inspire behaviour change in a nation as a whole. Take this pledge and pay forward the insights needed to turn your 'make the world a better place' dream into reality...

Leigh Andrews 31 Jan 2020

Diesel and Dust. The Gravelog Experience
Diesel and Dust. The Gravelog ExperienceArticle

As a motoring journalist, I drive a myriad of cars, sedans, SUV's of every size, pick-up and bakkies on many road surfaces. But when the opportunity came about to take part in a "Gravel-Log"...

Naresh Maharaj 20 Jan 2020

Civil society groups are flagging the risk of ‘greenwashing’ by companies. Shutterstock
The devil is in the detail when it comes to responsible investingArticle

With the recent flood of pledges by investors to "turn up the heat" on climate action, one might think that the investment industry was in the midst of a profound shift. If only that were the case...

Cecile Feront & Stephanie Bertels 17 Jan 2020

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Veteran journalist Rex Gibson has passed awayArticle

Rex Gibson, who was the last editor of respected South African newspaper, The Rand Daily Mail and who was at the coalface of the Apartheid era's most vicious censorship laws has died...

15 Jan 2020

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A look back at Pan-African PR and marketing trends in 2019Article

Jordan Rittenberry looks back at the past twelve months and plan for what's to come...

Jordan Rittenberry 8 Jan 2020

APO Group CEO, Lionel Reina.
#BizTrends2020: How multinationals are rethinking their Africa strategyArticle

APO Group CEO, Lionel Reina, spoke to Bizcommunity.com on latest trends in the way that multinational companies are currently rethinking their communications strategies in Africa...

6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Three mega trends that will shape the future of PR and communication
#BizTrends2020: Three mega trends that will shape the future of PR and communicationArticle

When social media appeared in the 2000s it saw the emergence of a whole new digital industry. Many believe that the public relations industry was caught unawares and that they struggled to catch up with the initial opportunities. It is now critical that we prepare for the new wave of changes upon us...

Francois van Dyk 19 Dec 2019

Huge West Coast wind project generates strongly opposing views
Huge West Coast wind project generates strongly opposing viewsArticle

The government is due to announce its decision on a massive new wind energy project on the West Coast within the next two weeks...

John Yeld 18 Dec 2019

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

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...

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 censoredArticle

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

12 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 expressionArticle

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...

Muthoki Mumo and Jonathan Rozen 11 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 journalistsArticle

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...

Elana Beiser 11 Dec 2019

Police officers are seen near Lagos, Nigeria, on September 3, 2019. Journalists in Kogi and Bayelsa states reported being harassed and threatened during recent elections. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Temilade Adelaja.
Nigerian journalists attacked and threatenedArticle

Nigerian journalists attacked and threatened while covering Bayelsa and Kogi state elections...

10 Dec 2019

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Join the conversation and participate in study on Black Twitter in SAArticle

Social media is filled with opinions and debate around countless issues. As a result, Black Twitter in South Africa has become one of the most influential communities whose impact has the power to sway public opinion across the social web...

10 Dec 2019

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2019 State of the Media Report releasedArticle

Journalists are contending with fewer resources and a host of challenges, including receiving more PR pitches than ever...

10 Dec 2019

Top journalists Ngalwa and Grootes to join Newzroom Afrika
Top journalists Ngalwa and Grootes to join Newzroom AfrikaArticle

Newzroom Afrika has boosted its editorial line up with the appointment of two seasoned journalists - former Daily Dispatch editor-in-chief Sbu Ngalwa and veteran radio journalist Stephen Grootes who join the channel in December...

Zamahlasela Gabela, Issued by Newzroom Afrika 5 Dec 2019

Sea of Shadows - premieres 6 December on National Geographic
Sea of Shadows - premieres 6 December on National GeographicArticle

The fight to save the world's most endangered whale from vicious drug cartels, enviro-thriller Sea of Shadows premieres on National Geographic 6 December 2019 at 9pm...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 5 Dec 2019

Media moves - New editorial appointments at Independent Media
Media moves - New editorial appointments at Independent MediaArticle

Independent Media is pleased to announce several key editorial appointments, which will come into immediate effect...

Issued by Independent Media 2 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Food For Mzansi, saluting the unsung heroes of SA agriculture
#EntrepreneurMonth: Food For Mzansi, saluting the unsung heroes of SA agricultureArticle

Launched as a digital platform in November 2018, Food for Mzansi is on a mission to change the narrative of South Africa's agriculture industry...

Robin Fredericks 2 Dec 2019

IPFA winners, New York.
International Press Freedom Awards announcedArticle

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

27 Nov 2019

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