Study sheds light on scourge of "fake" news in Africa

African audiences have low levels of trust in the media, experience a high degree of exposure to misinformation, and contribute - often knowingly - to its spread...

By Herman Wasserman & Dani Madri-Morales 26 Nov 2018

Digital Media Africa finalists announced

The 2018 African Digital Media Awards finalists have been announced by WAN-IFRA ahead of the award ceremony on 23 November...

20 Nov 2018

How to build a successful business in Africa

A new book, 'How we made it in Africa', tells the stories of 25 entrepreneurs who've built thriving businesses on the African continent....

2 Nov 2018

Brands can, and should, ensure that their ads don't appear on fake news sites

A brand's ad appearing on a fake news website can do massive damage to its reputation and, ultimately, its bottom line...

By Neil Pursey 26 Oct 2018

APO Group selected as official newswire of Web Summit 2018

An exclusive agreement means APO Group will provide enhanced press visibility of the event which is the largest of its kind in the world...

Issued by APO Group 12 Oct 2018

Facebook Africa launches third-party fact-checking w/ Africa Check, AFP

Facebook Africa has launched third-party fact-checking in partnership with Africa Check and AFP to help assess the accuracy of news in South Africa and reduce the spread of misinformation...

4 Oct 2018

Investigative journalism is evolving as newsrooms continue to shrink

Investigative journalism is under threat as newsrooms continue to shrink, with technology disrupting media and collapsing its funding model...

6 Sep 2018

#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket

The second speaker at the 2018 DStv Seminar of Creativity was Lethepu Matshaba, vice president of Homecare Southern Africa at Unilever SA, who spoke on the relevance of creativity in a hyper-fragmented world...

By Angie White 17 Aug 2018

Fak'ugesi Digital Africa Residency expanded

The Fak'ugesi African Digital Residency programme goes trans-continental in 2018...

15 Aug 2018

New pan-African news agency launched

African Daily Voice (ADV) will provide comprehensive coverage in text, photo, video and computer graphics of African news...

14 Aug 2018

Analysis of Zimbabwe's "online propaganda war"

"A vicious online propaganda war that includes fake news" was being waged in Zimbabwe ahead of the elections on 30 July...

By Dumisani Moyo 2 Aug 2018

Kenyan entrepreneurs create African-focused stock photo platform

Kenya-based AfricanStockPhoto is a stock photography marketplace. Sitati Kituyi co-founder and CTO, talks about his entrepreneurial journey...

2 Aug 2018

How to deal with the troll armies

Reporters Without Borders has recommended that media organisations and journalists around the world strengthen training in digital security in the face of increasing cyberviolence...

By Louise Marsland 31 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Using the spirit of Ubuntu to address knowledge gaps on Wikipedia

Wikimania 2018, held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time from 18 to 22 July 2018, highlighted clear links to Nelson Mandela's legacy and how we can all help put African knowledge on top as Wikipedia aims to create greater knowledge equity into 2030...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Jul 2018

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