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Biz Takeouts is back with BizTrends 2016 - Louise Marsland

Date: 4 Feb 2016
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Times Media Radio's newbies mint new listener numbers

According to SAARF's latest Commercial Radio Listening RAMS figures, all three Times Media Radio stations have increased their listenership. Tony Mallam, Head of Radio: Times Media Limited tells us how they got this right through differentiating their offering...

By Leigh Andrews

Calling Africa's journalists...

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...

Nigerian military releases Al Jazeera journalists

Al Jazeera has confirmed that its two journalists held by the Nigerian military since 24 March 2015 have been released...

Media analysts sceptical over launch of third news agency

The launch of a third commercial newswire agency to replace the nonprofit independent South African Press Association (Sapa) has led to criticism...

One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber

When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study

WASHINGTON, US: It's true. Don't believe everything you read on the Internet...

Gambia radio station censored, MD harassed

An independent radio station that Gambian authorities ordered to stop broadcasting from 1-4 January 2015 after a failed coup attempt in the country has been allowed back on air...

Shuga gets new life as radio drama

Sex and relationships drama series, Shuga, has now been developed by MTV Base and MTV Staying Alive Foundation into a radio drama, ShugaRadioNaija.

EDGE53 unveils new branding, services

After a campaign that built up excitement around its rebranding, EDGE53, an events production and management company, finally revealed its new look, tagline and twist to its name earlier this week.

AFEX network highlights need for protection of journalists

The newly established freedom of expression network, African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has deplored the current state of attacks, arrests, detentions, incarcerations and harassments meted out to journalists while on the job in many countries on the continent.

'Beyond Retail' for Africa

Professional services firm, Deloitte was a title sponsor of the inaugural World Retail Congress Africa, held last month in Sandton. I spoke to Ilse du Toit, a manager within the Strategy & Innovation practice at Deloitte Consulting.

By Danette Breitenbach

State TV, radio relaunched in Malian rebel stronghold

Public radio and television has restarted after nine months off the airwaves in Mali's northeastern rebel bastion of Kidal, the state broadcaster said on Wednesday, after separatist militants handed back its local headquarters.

Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards winners honoured

The Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards, which recognises broadcasters who have distinguished themselves as role models, mentors, and propagators of social change in the society, announced its 2013 winners earlier this week.

December declared Entrepreneur and Investment month

Management of Zaa Radio 99.3 FM, based in Tamale, have declared December as the Entrepreneur and Investment Month (EIM), reports Modern Ghana.

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