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.
13 Feb 2014 14:43
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.
11 Dec 2013 10:24
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
The Beat 99.9fm launched a new show, 'The Spinlet Digital Radio' hour, on 15 October 2013. Nigeria's 'Godfather of Music', Olisa Adibua, is set to host the new show.
18 Oct 2013 10:04
South Africa launched an online, 24-hour radio station on Thursday, 17 October that aims to showcase its foreign policy and shore up its position as a continental economic and political powerhouse.
18 Oct 2013 09:08
Research and strategy company, Dashboard Marketing Intelligence, and advertising and media expert, Dave Kelly, have joined forces to launch Pinpoint, a current and accurate media consumption and audience-tracking tool for the African continent.
1 Oct 2013 11:23
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
Nigeria is a country rich in natural resources, with mammoth purchasing power. The country's National Broadcasting Commission recently shared its desire to license more network stations; and this is one step closer to quenching the thirst for a diverse media.
By Craig Ogusanyo, Issued by Ornico 11 Jul 2013 12:03
MTV Base and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, have joined forces with the Nigerian government's National Agency for the Control of AIDS and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to combat a lack of awareness and misinformation about HIV, sexual responsibility and teen pregnancy among Nigerian youth, using the medium of Shuga, MTV's TV series and multimedia campaign.
26 Jun 2013 10:30
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a decision by Nigeria's media regulatory body to shut down a radio station in connection with a broadcast that questioned the local government's motives in an anti-polio vaccination program.
5 Mar 2013 12:20
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
A few days ago, prominent Nigerians and communications experts gathered at a forum in Lagos to examine and proffer solutions to challenges facing the country's image.
By Nurudeen Oyewole 22 Jan 2013 12:58
Radio and television stations across the country have been advised to liaise with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for technical guidance in the process of transition from analogue to digital broadcasting.
By Atika Bala 5 Nov 2012 12:56
Unlike his predecessor, the current executive vice chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr Eugene Ikemefuna Juwah, is a taciturn man. Though friendly and brilliant, the NCC boss does not address journalists every now and then except on occasions when serious industry issue crops up. On such occasion, a different Juwah is seen blowing hot, invoking NCC Act to buttress his stance.
By Zakariyya Adaramola 23 Oct 2012 15:54
Since president Goodluck Jonathan signed the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act sometime this year, the excitement it elicited among members of civil society, the media and human rights groups, is being replaced with frustration and disappointment.
17 Sep 2012 13:25
The 5th Edition of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code was on Friday in Abuja formally presented to operators and other stakeholders in the industry.
27 Aug 2012 11:02
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 African Audio-Visual Awards (TAVA), set to take place at The National Arts Theatre in the Iganmu State of Lagos, Nigeria on the 29th of July 2012, is an event that serves as a benchmark for Africa audio-visual content by encouraging the practitioners through rewards that will reawaken them in the need to make conscious efforts towards training and re-training as to attain perfection in their areas of specialisation.
27 Jun 2012 10:17
President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday, 25 May 2012, assured members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) that the freedom guaranteed to media practitioners in the discharge of their constitutional responsibility, would not be tempered with by his administration of the freedom of the press as enshrined in the country's constitution.
28 May 2012 12:55
The finalists in the 17th CNN MultiChoice African Journalist competition were announced on 18 May 2012, by Ferial Haffajee, chair of the independent judging panel. This year the competition received entries from 42 countries across the continent, including French and Portuguese speaking Africa.
18 May 2012 11:49
JOS, NIGERIA: Journalists in a restive state in central Nigeria said on Monday [14 May 2012] they would halt coverage of government activities in protest at the failure of the authorities to stop years of deadly violence.
15 May 2012 11:28
Following World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, Reporters Without Borders takes a look at the breaches of freedom of news and information in Nigeria during the first quarter of 2012, turning the spotlight on one of the most dangerous countries in Africa for journalists. For the first time, it has included the Islamist militia Boko Haram in its latest list of Predators of Freedom of Information.
8 May 2012 10:18
Information and communication experts from all over Africa are meeting towards the end of this month in Uganda to brainstorm about spectrum management issues.
By Julius Businge 19 Apr 2012 13:25
Audio Branding comes to Africa... Audio branding, also known as sound branding or sonic branding, is the use of sound to reinforce brand identity. Sound branding is increasingly becoming a vehicle for conveying a memorable message to consumers by taking advantage of the powerful memory sense of sound.
By Lars Deutsch 16 Apr 2012 12:08
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on Friday, 27 January 2012, joined its African regional organisation, the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), in calling on the Federal Government of Nigeria to protect journalists as the increased violence by Islamist group, Boko Haram, continues to claim lives of citizens and threatens to ignite a wider conflict.
30 Jan 2012 11:39
Film Laboratory and Production Services Limited (FILAPS), the operators of the Kano-based Freedom Radio, has been granted additional FM radio broadcast licenses by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
8 Aug 2011 11:34
"African people - like me - are completely disillusioned with the performance of their leaders because of what they have done and what they are doing, and for me these people should not be called leaders, but rather the elite," Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of former South African president Thabo Mbeki and chairman of the SA Institute of International Affairs, said, speaking at the CNN-MultiChoice media forum currently taking place in Bryanston, Johannesburg, on Friday, 24 June 2011.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 24 Jun 2011 11:56
Yesterday, Tuesday, 3 May 2011, was the 20th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, begun in Namibia as the Declaration of Windhoek, a statement of principles calling for a free, independent and pluralistic media throughout the world. Celebrations around the world were tempered with concerns about the erosion of press freedom and in South Africa, SANEF called on Government to review its proposed legislations that has seen SA downgrade from 'free press' to 'partly free'.
4 May 2011 09:13
WASHINGTON: The number of people worldwide with access to free and independent media declined to its lowest level in over a decade, according a Freedom House study released yesterday, 2 May 2011. The report, Freedom of the Press 2011: A global survey of media independence, found that a number of key countries experienced significant declines, producing a global landscape in which only one in six people live in countries with a press that is designated Free.
3 May 2011 14:00
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