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SOUTH AFRICA

Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog

NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.

19 Dec 2013

INDIA

Top Indian magazine embroiled in sex assault scandal

NEW DELHI, INDIA: India's leading investigative news magazine was embroiled in scandal on Thursday after its editor admitted sexually assaulting a colleague and said he would step aside for six months as "penance".

25 Nov 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

INDIA

MP threatens hunger strike over Playboy

PANAJI, INDIA: An Indian lawmaker has threatened to go on hunger strike if a Playboy nightclub is allowed to open in Goa, claiming it would promote prostitution in the tourist hub.

10 Apr 2013

UNITED STATES

Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.

21 Dec 2012

INDIA

Early bird rate for FIPP Congress in India still available

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The speaker programme for the 38th FIPP World Magazine Congress in New Delhi, India, already boasts some of the biggest names in international magazine publishing, so take advantage of the early bird rates and book your place now.

12 Jul 2011

UNITED STATES

Global adspend up 8.8% in Q1 2011: Advertisers push TV spend

NEW YORK, US: Global advertising rose 8.8% year-on-year in Q1 to total US$118 billion* based on published rate cards, as advertisers spent more on television and continued to invest in booming consumer Asian and Latin American markets.

11 Jul 2011

FRANCE

World's Press condemns murder of Indian journalist

PARIS, FRANCE, DARMSTADT, GERMANY: Following the killing of a high profile reporter in Mumbai, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have called on Indian authorities to provide better protection for journalists investigating organised crime.

28 Jun 2011

INDIA

38th FIPP World Magazine Congress 10-12 October 2011

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The FIPP World Magazine Congress is reputedly the largest magazine event in the world with the highest profile of any such event. Virtually all delegates are key decision-makers in publishing and media businesses across the globe. With the Congress taking place in New Delhi, India, for the first time, more than 1000 high-level international executives are expected to attend.

17 Feb 2011

SOUTH AFRICA

Latest global trends on consumer media preferences and behaviours

JOHANNESBURG, SA: As digitisation radically transforms the way people around the world interact with media content, and as media consumption trends and behaviour continue to evolve, Deloitte has released new research that highlights a number of compelling global trends that can help TMT companies develop effective business strategies and achieve long-term business growth.

7 Oct 2010

UNITED STATES

CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative

ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.

16 Sep 2010

CHINA

Asia-Pacific Digital Magazine Conference early-bird deadline extended

HANGZHOU, CHINA: The 2nd Asia-Pacific Digital Magazine Conference, hosted by FIPP and CPA (China Periodicals Association) will take place on 14-15 October 2010 at the InterContinental Conference Centre, Hangzhou, China and the early bird registration discount has been extended to 1 September 2010.

10 Aug 2010

MALAYSIA

WAN-IFRA presents Asia's best publications

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: WAN-IFRA, the world association of newspapers and news publishers, yesterday, 5 August 2010, presented the winners of the 9th Asia Media Awards at its annual gala dinner at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

6 Aug 2010

GERMANY

Marketing specialists... mistrusted

Nuremberg, Germany: An international GfK survey on the extent to which citizens trust various professional groups and organizations has found that while fire-fighters enjoy the highest levels of trust internationally, marketing specialists and the clergy have suffered a considerable deterioration in their reputation, and trust in politicians has also fallen once again. And more bad news for the advertising and media sectors... Over half of respondents expressed criticism of lawyers, bankers, trade unions, journalists, marketing specialists, managers, advertising experts and politicians. Conversely, the reputation of the police and judges has improved significantly. Bankers have also seen a slight recovery in their image at international level. These are the findings of the GfK Trust Index 2010, which has been conducted by GfK Custom Research in 19 countries.

14 Jun 2010

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