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Media freedom award winners announced

Ethiopia's Eskinder Nega is named IPI Press Freedom Hero; and the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee is honoured as Free Media Pioneer...

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Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon

Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after three months, following a widely-criticised government shutdown...

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AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown

AU Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression asked to intervene in Cameroon human rights and freedom of expression crisis...

20 Apr 2017

African governments that shut down the internet could lose it

In an unprecedented policy suggestion, some members of the AFRINIC community have proposed denying internet to African governments that shut it down in their respective countries...

By John Walubengo 19 Apr 2017

Private radio stations protest Mali crackdown

Private radio operators in Mali on Sunday denounced a state crackdown on pirate broadcasters, with 47 stations threatened with closure for failing to obtain licences...

19 Apr 2017

Somalia journalists targeted with violence

African free expression network AFEX, is concerned for safety of journalists in Somalia...

7 Apr 2017

Police attack journalists in Uganda

Police attack journalists covering arrest of Ugandan opposition member of parliament...

4 Apr 2017

Life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'

The internet has been cut off in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon since mid-January. This is life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'...

By Monique Kwachou 29 Mar 2017

54 Nigerian stations shut down

The licences of 54 broadcast stations in Nigeria have been revoked over failure to pay mandatory fees, according to the Media Foundation for West Africa...

22 Mar 2017

Officials raid Kwekwe Radio Station, Zimbabwe

Officials from the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe and Transmedia last week ransacked Kwekwe Community Radio station's offices…

14 Mar 2017

Lesotho government takes two radio stations off air

Four days ahead of the commemoration of the World Radio Day on 13 February 2017, the government of Lesotho cut the broadcasting signals of two local radio stations…

16 Feb 2017

UN urges Cameroon to restore internet services

The UN Special Rapporteur will continue to monitor developments in Cameroon closely, and is at the disposal of the authorities to provide assistance or advice as required…

14 Feb 2017

West Africa media: hope for The Gambia

West Africa media round-up: hope for The Gambia, police crackdown on Nigerian media and more…

13 Feb 2017

22 ‘watchdog' projects in Africa win funding

22 digital and journalism ‘watchdog' projects across Africa win $1 million in funding and technology support…

3 Feb 2017

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International

UK advertising passes £21bn in 2016

Following a record Q4 of advertising activity, the UK enjoyed a seventh consecutive year of market growth, as adspend grew 3.7% to reach £21.4bn. The Advertising Association/Warc Expenditure Report, a measure of advertising activity in the UK, has just published the full year figures for 2016.

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Amber Finlay heads up jury for LIA The New category

The London International Awards (LIA) has announced that Amber Finlay, senior director, global brand communications at Converse is the jury president of The New category.

20 hours ago

Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion and creative industries, held a recent press event in Cape Town to unveil the four key trends that will be at the forefront of African design in 2017 and 2018.

22 hours ago

AFAA to promote Ad Stars annual creative festival in Korea

The Asian Federation of Advertising Associations (AFAA) has announced that its members will play a greater role in promoting the annual creative festival, Ad Stars, held in Busan, Korea.

23 hours ago

Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas

In a dazzling splash of lights, big screens and booming sound, Adobe hosted over 12,000 attendees at their 2017 Summit in Las Vegas.

By Jay Smith 21 Apr 2017

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