As 2013 commences, afro-pessimism seems to cede to afro-optimism. There is a global consensus: Africa is poised for a great future. What will be the impact of Africa's growth on our industry? What will be the major trends of the year? In the business world, predicting the future is a crucial exercise.
By Nandkishor Buty 30 Jan 2013 12:39
As Kenya prepares to mark her Golden Jubilee on 12 December, we are still lagging behind in tackling some of the challenges we face as a country. Freedom of expression as stipulated in Article 34 of our Constitution is under threat. Corruption and cheap politics still reign supreme.
By Oscar Okwaro 9 Dec 2013 09:50
The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.
By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25
Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42
Broadcasters with more than one frequency per broadcast spot or site will from next month pay higher fees for the spectrum. The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) last week revised the broadcasting frequency fees in an attempt to address the existing disparities in the distribution and use of broadcasting spectrum in the country.
26 Jun 2013 16:09
WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.
22 Feb 2013 10:33
The Kenyan government has announced the gazetted date of 13 December 2013, for digital migration in the country's capital Nairobi and its surroundings still stands as scheduled, despite reports it had been postponed again.
5 Nov 2013 11:50
The Kenyan government has again postponed the deadline for digital migration to June 2014, following a successful petition by the Media Owners Association who say the deadline was unfeasible and all the stakeholders were not on board.
By Nick Sato 30 Oct 2013 11:16
South Africa launched an online, 24-hour radio station on Thursday, 17 October that aims to showcase its foreign policy and shore up its position as a continental economic and political powerhouse.
18 Oct 2013 09:08
Kenya's press on Sunday, 10 March 2013, called for reconciliation between the winners and losers in the presidential election, but calm prevailed in the country the day after results were declared, in striking contrast to the aftermath of the 2007 polls.
11 Mar 2013 10:01
I always marvel at the popularity of my newspaper seller. The appetite for news in Kenya is simply off the charts. And that has been the case for as long as I can remember.
By Aly Khan Satchu 21 Aug 2012 10:05
Public and private players from various African countries recently met during the third Africa Governance, Leadership and Management Convention 2012 that was held in Mombasa, Kenya. The theme of the convention was: Towards Sustainable Wealth and Job Creation: Challenges and Opportunities for Africa. One of the sessions was dedicated to deliberating on how the media can encourage healthy private public partnership in wealth and job creation in Africa.
By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 17 Aug 2012 10:41
Proprietors of media companies in East Africa have been urged to invest in all the five East African partner states to benefit from the region's economic and political integration.
By Walter Wafula 14 Aug 2012 11:55
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