It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.
By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014 05:23
The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.
By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25
Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42
Malawi, on Saturday, 29 June 2013, hosted a day-long annual board meeting of directors of Southern Africa Broadcasting Association (SABA) at Livingstonia Beach Hotel in Salima. The meeting, among others, discussed issues of digital migration and the beaming of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
1 Jul 2013 12:08
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 10:33
The government of Malawi has pledged to further support media freedoms after meeting with an international delegation of press freedom organisations, which is campaigning for the repeal of criminal defamation and insult laws across the African continent.
11 Feb 2013 10:54
The Ministry of Information and Civic Education which is implementing digital migration in Malawi has demanded extra resources from government to ensure that by 31 December 2013 Malawi has shifted from analogue to digital.
By Gregory Gondwe 26 Nov 2012 10:22
Times Group Limited has said it will engage another gear in its media pioneering role in Malawi when in the next 18 months it is going to introduce the first independent national television station.
By Gregory Gondwe 19 Nov 2012 11:57
Malawi government on Friday asked graduating students from the Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) to be innovative and to try self-employment instead of waiting on Malawi's small media industry to take them on board.
By Gregory Gondwe 19 Nov 2012 11:33
The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has trained Malawi journalists on child reporting. An initiative MISA programme specialist for Media Freedom Monitoring and Research, Levi Kabwato describes as an on-going effort towards empowering journalists to report informatively and positively on children and child rights.
By Gregory Gondwe 16 Nov 2012 10:59
Malawi will host the seventh annual African International Media Summit (AIMS) from 17-18 November 2012 at the Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe, Malawi. This year's theme "I am African" is in tune with the African Union's (AU) new campaign launch encouraging participation in the global initiative.
By Gregory Gondwe 16 Nov 2012 10:14
Nation Publications Limited (NPL) has made a bold move by purchasing a brand new 'Hong Hwa 'Newsfaster' Web Offset Press', a printing machine that has given room to more newspaper business innovations set to transform the newspaper industry in Malawi to stand shoulder to shoulder with the global standards.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 12 Nov 2012 11:17
An American multimedia expert has been training with media practitioners in Malawi in social media, earning himself praise from the local media fraternity which describes the undertaking as very enlightening.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 8 Nov 2012 11:09
The Public Affairs Committee (PAC), a predominantly faith-based organisation which is reportedly very influential in Malawi, has called on authorities in government to depoliticise state owned broadcaster, the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 5 Nov 2012 10:10
The government of Malawi have reacted to the arrest of Justice Mponda, an online journalist, saying it is becoming increasingly concerned with the false publication by Malawi Voice where the journalist worked for. Mponda has since been released on bail by the Lilongwe Senior Magistrates Court.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 17 Oct 2012 16:05
The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has protested against the draft E-Bill which the government of Malawi released to the public to get more input as an enemy of media freedom and freedom of expression.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 8 Oct 2012 09:48
The Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has changed the rolling out of services of what is expected to be Malawi's fourth mobile phone service company, CELCOM.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 8 Oct 2012 09:28
The Global Telecoms Business magazine has released the 5th annual GTB Power 100 listing, that names the 100 most powerful people in the global telecommunications industry. Chris Wood, CEO of Nairobi-based WIOCC has been ranked at number 79.
3 Oct 2012 10:36
The government of Malawi has announced the completion of the drafting of the electronic legislation called 'E-bill', which now awaits input from institutions and individuals before parliament passes it into law.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 1 Oct 2012 10:07
The National Bank of Malawi (NBM) has challenged Malawi's business journalists to be relevant as Malawi is undergoing economic hardships.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 27 Sep 2012 10:06
The High Court in Blantyre on Friday, 21 September 2012, ruled that the Consolidated ICT Regulatory Management Systems (CIRMS) dubbed the 'spy machine', has the potential to be abused as it has the capability to eavesdrop into people's conversations, emails and text messages.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 25 Sep 2012 09:59
Nation Publications Limited (NPL) in Malawi has launched a mobile news service branded 'Nation Mobile 58080'. The service enables subscribers to receive news sent directly to their mobile phones.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 19 Sep 2012 11:20
Hastings Maloya, a journalist and founder of the Google forum for the Malawi Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) which boasts of over 1 500 journalists passed away on Friday, 14 September 2012.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 17 Sep 2012 12:27
Woes for 300 employees retrenched when the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) merged with Malawi Television are still far from over.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 14 Sep 2012 12:04
Malawi chapter of the Women in Law Southern Africa (WLSA Malawi) last week trained journalists from different media disciplines to effectively document cases where women suffer injustices of unfair distribution of marital property due to the current legal framework.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 10 Sep 2012 10:43
Microsoft on Wednesday, 5 September 2012, exhibited its yet to be launched Windows 8 Tablet which marks the first time Microsoft has made its own hardware.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 6 Sep 2012 15:04
A group of Microsoft employees from Microsoft's Customer Service and Support (CSS) team across Europe, Middle East and Asia and the US, have volunteered their personal time to training teachers to set up their own computer labs and maintain the Malawi Learning Partnership network (MLP).
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 4 Sep 2012 11:46
Airtel Malawi has reportedly spent K1.1 million in the ongoing 'Yabooka SMS Promotion'. In the third draw, expected to reach a grand finale in October, a lucky subscriber will cart home a grand prize of K5 million.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 21 Aug 2012 12:33
President Joyce Banda last week engaged media managers to try to reason with them to project positive reporting over the border dispute that has ensued between Malawi and Tanzania.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 17 Aug 2012 12:54
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