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Information overload fuels 'fake news': study

PARIS - "Fake news" has become a troubling phenomenon, allegedly used to manipulate voters and fuel a rise in global populism. In one case, it inspired a man to shoot up a Washington pizzeria...

6 hours ago

Naspers records full-year revenue up 3% to $6.1bn

The $3.25bn sale of Polish online auction site Allegro in October and other disposals helped Naspers nearly triple its aftertax profit for the year to end-March...

By Robert Laing 1 day ago

#Newsmaker: Kojo Baffoe the Afropolitan

The Afropolitan recently celebrated its 50th edition with a gala evening where publisher Sean Press announced philosopher, Kaya FM radio host and writer Kojo Baffoe the new editor of the magazine.

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Spree, 24.com record double-digit growth but Media24 profit drops

Media24 has released 2017 results indicating that its trading profit of R249m was 39% weaker than the previous year but Spree and 24.com recorded double-digit growth...

1 day ago

Court reverses media blackout in Karabo Mokoena murder case

The Johannesburg Magistrate's Court has rescinded its order that had barred the media from reporting on the bail application proceedings of Sandile Mantsoe, accused of murdering his lover, Karabo Mokoena...

By Naledi Shange 23 Jun 2017

#CannesLions2017: Media Lions winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Media Lions award ceremony on 21 June 2017, with a South African campaign shining bright...

21 Jun 2017

'Aggrieved' Motsoeneng to challenge axing by SABC

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng intends to challenge the outcome of a disciplinary inquiry that resulted in his being booted out of the SABC...

15 Jun 2017

The Zululand Mail launches to serve Melmoth, Eshowe, Gingindlovu

A new local community newspaper, The Zululand Mail has been launched in KwaZulu-Natal to service the Melmoth, Eshowe and Gingindlovu areas...

13 Jun 2017

Times Media has a new name

Shortly after moving premises from Rosebank to Parktown, Times Media Group today announced that it is operating under a new name...

12 Jun 2017

#Newsmaker: Sarah-Jane Harling joins BBC Worldwide to grow its advertising business across Africa

BBC Worldwide recently appointed Sarah-Jane Harling in the newly created role of advertising account director for its Africa division, based at BBC's Melrose Arch office...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2017

Ads24 provides Food for Thought about the future

The recent “Food for Thought” event hosted by Ads24, provided media industry professionals with a bespoke opportunity to interact with internationally renowned futurist Pieter Geldenhuys and heavyweight academic Professor Nick Binedell...

Issued by Ads24 12 Jun 2017

Ads24 wins an award as the best business to work for

Ads24 won the Best Business to Work for Award at Media24's annual award Gala on 5 May 2017. This Friday evening event was the culmination of Media24's annual conference - Teamspeak...

Issued by Ads24 9 Jun 2017

#WNC17: Highlights from Day 2

Day 2 of the World News Media Congress began with a breakfast panel discussion, particularly for women in news, around the gender biases in reporting and how media and advertisers represent these...

9 Jun 2017

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International

Facebook to produce own TV series, games

NEW YORK - Facebook is starting production on high-quality television series and gaming shows to be broadcast on its platform, one of the social media giant's executives said on Monday.

11 hours ago

Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism

LONDON - US social media giant Facebook launched a campaign in Britain on Friday to counter the spread of online extremism following warnings from Prime Minister Theresa May after four terror attacks in three months.

1 day ago

Liability problems for WhatsApp admin users

The questions of the liability of admin users of WhatsApp is increasing, following the case of an administrator of a WhatsApp group face arrest after a defamatory image of the Prime Minister of India was shared on a WhatsApp group created by the administrator.

23 Jun 2017

Red Bull Music Academy opens for applications for 2018

Music makers from all over the world are invited to apply for the 20th Red Bull Music Academy 2018 being held in Berlin from Friday, 8 September to Thursday, 12 October 2018. Applications close on Monday, 4 September 2017.

22 Jun 2017

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