Subscribe to industry newsletters

Biz Takeout's

Episode 186: PR chat with Marcus Brewster and the new on-demand PR service.

Date: 26 Aug 2016
Get the Flash Player to play this.
Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.
Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening scholarships open
Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening scholarships open

Chevening scholarships are awarded to exceptional individuals who wish to study for Master's degree at any British university starting from September 2017...

17 Aug 2016

United States concerned over media intimidation in Lesotho
United States concerned over media intimidation in Lesotho

United States concerned over escalating press intimidation in Lesotho...

19 Jul 2016

New social media tools empower citizen journalism
New social media tools empower citizen journalism

It may be inside a protest rally, or in front of a deadly shooting. Smartphones, video and social media are empowering citizens to tell their stories like never before...

19 Jul 2016

Tributes to honour Ruth Golembo
Tributes to honour Ruth Golembo

Bizcommunity.com has set up a tribute page in honour of communications doyen and former journalist, Ruth Golembo, who passed away suddenly last week...

18 Jul 2016

Source: The Herald/AllAfrica
Zimbabwe: Govt blocks internet amid police crackdown

Zimbabwe government comes under fire for blocking the internet and mobile messaging services during protests, 6 July 2016...

By Dewa Mavhinga 7 Jul 2016

Image by 123RF
Uganda must investigate human rights violations

Uganda must investigate break-ins at groups' offices, halt impunity - pattern of attacks indicates perpetrators enjoy impunity, claims Human Rights Watch...

28 Jun 2016

Dr Mostefa Souag. Photo credit: Aljazeera
Al Jazeera condemns death sentence for journalists

Al Jazeera has strongly condemned the sentencing to death of two journalists in Egypt...

21 Jun 2016

#CGFsummit: Reasons to believe in Africa
#CGFsummit: Reasons to believe in Africa

There are many reasons to invest in Africa and even more reasons to believe in Africa, international delegates were told at the Consumer Goods Forum global summit in Cape Town...

By Louise Marsland 17 Jun 2016

Image by 123RF
Telling Africa's story

Media agreements on telling the story of Africa on the continent and internationally...

16 Jun 2016

Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam Awards
Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam Awards

Kenya's Business Daily journalist, Allan Odhiambo, wins at Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism...

10 Jun 2016

Female journalists seek protection
Female journalists seek protection

Journalists in Liberia have mandated the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) to work with all media institutions in the country to ensure access and apply gender media policy...

25 May 2015

Frontpageafrica shortlisted for Special One World Award
Frontpageafrica shortlisted for Special One World Award

The three contenders for the One World Media Special Award 2015 announced on Thursday are: FrontPageAfrica (Liberia), Tribal News Network (Pakistan) and Welad ElBalad (Egypt)...

11 May 2015

Media guide on HIV/Aids reporting launched
Media guide on HIV/Aids reporting launched

Liberia's first HIV Media Guide for Liberian Journalists and media practitioners with support from the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS or UNAIDS, has been launched...

30 Apr 2015

PUL announces 2015 awards application
PUL announces 2015 awards application

The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) is calling for entries for its annual awards program, intended to honour the work of journalists and media institutions...

16 Apr 2015

Libel conviction could keep journalist imprisoned for life
Libel conviction could keep journalist imprisoned for life

On 21 August 2013, Rodney Sieh, founder, publisher and editor-in-chief of the award-winning daily print and online newspaper FrontPageAfrica, was jailed after Liberia's Supreme Court upheld a decision ordering him to pay a former government minister US$1.5 million in libel damages.

20 Sep 2013

World's Press condemns closure of Liberian news site, wants jailed editor released
World's Press condemns closure of Liberian news site, wants jailed editor released

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have called for the release of Editor Rodney Sieh from prison in Liberia.

6 Sep 2013

Media slander angers govt

The Liberian Government has expressed complete public anger over media slander here, having complained a local daily called the National Chronicle newspaper to the Press Union for recently publishing that US$100m was about to be corruptly pocketed.

By Winston W. Parley 5 Jul 2013

Journalists impose media blackout on Liberian presidency

On May 9 2013, Liberian journalists - under the banner of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) - took several actions in response to disparaging and threatening remarks made against journalists. The remarks were made at programs marking the annual observance of World Press Freedom Day in Buchanan, Grand Bassa county on May 3, 2013 by the director of the Executive Protection Service (EPS), Daniel Othello Warrick.

13 May 2013

IFJ condemns public threats against journos in Liberia

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has supported journalists in Liberia who have issued a media blackout, by printing black front pages after a government official was accused of threatening them. Radio and TV stations are also protesting against the government by suspending broadcasts for two hours daily beginning on Friday, 10 May, 2013.

13 May 2013

Search for bravest women journalists
Search for bravest women journalists

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

Ellen to remove draconian laws

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf as part of her legislative agenda for 2013 is to remove some draconian laws from the books in a bid to promote free speech and the Press.

21 Jan 2013

Liberia Media Laws Reform Symposium kicks off

Government officials, international participants and other key stakeholders yesterday, 17 January 2013, gathered at Monrovia's Mamba Point Hotel to participate in Liberia's first Media Law Reform Roundtable.

18 Jan 2013

Sirleaf vows to uphold free speech

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf says her government has no plans to arrest any journalist, shut down radio stations or ban newspapers. "We will not burn down media houses or intimidate critics", she said in a prepared speech on Saturday, 12 January 2013.

By Othello B. Garblah 14 Jan 2013

Pro-tempore Findley wants critical media coverage in 2013

The president Pro-tempore of the Liberian Senate, Senator Gbehnzohngar M. Findley has called on the Liberian media to be more critical on government officials this year.

10 Jan 2013

Publishers warn politicians, others

The Publishers Association of Liberia (PAL) has warned that gone are the days when politicians and unscrupulous civil society organisations and individuals used the media not only to settle scores with each other but also to create unnecessary tensions and strains on the country's already fragile peace and democracy.

23 Nov 2012

Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism, The Analyst row resolved

The Media Complaints Committee (MCC) has successfully arbitrated the apparent stand-off between the Government of Liberia and The Analyst newspaper, relative to the publication of a damning criticism of the government by former TRC chairman, Jerome Verdier, without a response from the government.

23 Oct 2012

Reviewing Liberian journalism

Journalism is considered a noble profession, and those in such practice are expected to be responsible, truthful, and transparent and balanced in their reportage. Owing to the fact that journalists may also be considered as researchers and serve as medium through which information is exchanged, they are the mirror of society.

By Edwin G. Genoway 3 Oct 2012

Ellen's office hit with indefinite media blackout

The Executive Mansion Reporters Association (EMRA) has with immediate effect placed an indefinite blackout on the office of president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. The EMRA took the decision on Tuesday, 18 September 2012, at a news conference held on the ground floor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia.

19 Sep 2012

Gov't risks media blackout

The Publishers Association of Liberia (PAL) says the undue withholding of payments for legitimate media services rendered to government constitutes gross violations of international media rights, warning that the Liberian Government would risk being declared as media enemy number one.

13 Aug 2012

Cellcom provides free unlimited internet to PUL

Cellcom GSM has joined the Press Union of Liberia in seeking to enhance the effectiveness of Liberian journalists. The company, on 19 June 2012, provided free unlimited internet to the offices of the Press Union of Liberia to enable fast, and reliable interconnectivity to its members.

21 Jun 2012

Show more