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
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
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
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
Transparency International and the hosts of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (15th IACC) invite young journalists working in the sub-Saharan Africa region to be part of the anti-corruption conference to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 7-10 November 2012.
7 Aug 2012 10:52
The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has hailed Malawian president Joyce Banda for meeting media managers, owners and media organisations at her Sanjika Palace in Blantyre on 25 June 2012, where she pledged to look into some of the challenges the media face in the country.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 28 Jun 2012 12:02
Media practitioners in Malawi underwent a science and health reporting workshop in Blantyre over the weekend, as part of an initiative by Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust (MLW), to equip journalists to establish health as a regular journalism beat.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 23 May 2012 09:55
President Joyce Banda announced on Friday, May 18 2012, that her government will repeal a piece of legislation that was meant to oppress the media which was being championed by the late president Bingu wa Mutharika.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 21 May 2012 12:06
The Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) has asked government to consider repealing all laws that are inconsistent with the constitution and those considered as an insult to the media fraternity in Malawi.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 4 May 2012 13:20
The Association of Environmental Journalists in Malawi (AEJ-Malawi) has hailed the country's new president Joyce Banda for creating a ministry responsible for environment and climate change management and subsequently appointing Catherine Gotani Hara as minister responsible.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 3 May 2012 10:49
Justin Dzodzi, a private lawyer, has faulted President Joyce Banda's decision to fire Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) CEO Bright Malopa and replace him with veteran broadcaster Dr. Benson Tembo.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 23 Apr 2012 12:30
The Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) has announced how charged media practitioners are for this year's celebrations of the World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) on 3 May 2012.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 23 Apr 2012 11:42
As Malawians celebrate Joyce Banda's appointment as president on sites, like Facebook and Twitter, the increased use of social media in Malawi comes full circle as her new government takes office.
By Katie Lin 13 Apr 2012 14:31
Department of Journalism and Media Studies of the Polytechnic Constituent College of the University of Malawi has released a 228-page book titled Journalism Practice in Malawi: History, Progress and Prospects.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 2 Mar 2012 12:06
The Malawian government has yet again launched an attack on The Sunday Times newspaper for coming up with a cabinet assessment that has labeled the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government a total failure.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 29 Feb 2012 07:45
Journalists Union of Malawi (JUMA) has partnered with Transparency International (TI) to conduct a week-long 'Reporting Corruption Training Course for Malawian Journalists' to be held in Malawi on 12-16 March 2012.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 16 Feb 2012 08:14
A high flying accreditation project for Malawian journalists, launched three years ago by the Media Council of Malawi (MCM), now hangs in limbo due to financial constraints.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 15 Feb 2012 11:23
In a report released by the Civic and Political Space Platform (CPSP), a group of civil society organisations in Malawi, it was established that the media in Malawi has had positive growth over the last two years, despite numerous challenges which almost derailed its progress.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 2 Feb 2012 12:34
Malawian journalists are considering whether or not to boycott president Bingu wa Mutharika's organised press conferences, called 'Press Rallies', since it is done in the presence of political party cohorts who heckle journalists whenever they ask questions.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 23 Jan 2012 11:39
The Malawi Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) has said 2011 saw Malawi's media environment deteriorate to the worst as observed from 2009.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 6 Jan 2012 11:31
Government has backtracked on a piece of legislation that was repressive to the media, after it was amended to give power to the information minister to ban any material should the minister deem it harmful to the public.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 8 Dec 2011 15:27
Around twenty journalists completed a daylong training course in Lilongwe, Malawi on Friday 11 November 2011, where they learnt skills to turn data and numbers into news stories. The training, funded by the Hewlett Foundation through the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), enables journalists to use research and data to find and strengthen stories.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 14 Nov 2011 10:56
The year 2011, while still not yet finished, could easily pass as the worst for the Malawi media which continue to suffer police persecution.
By Gregory Gondwe 14 Oct 2011 08:35
Fresh Living, the food magazine on South African shelves, continues to expand on its African footprint as it goes on sale this month in Mauritius.
10 Oct 2011 11:27
A meeting of senior media gurus from five African countries, took place on Saturday 17 September 2011 at the Highway Africa Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, agreed to disagree on whether the media needs to be bed fellows with civil society to achieve either parts' objectives or not.
By Gregory Gondwe 19 Sep 2011 10:37
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