Marketing & Media news

Africa

International

Subscribe to industry newsletters

Biz Takeout's

Episode 98: FastCompany SA magazine, The Lean Startup methodology and Buying Cutomers with Brad Suga

Date: 18 Jul 2014
Get the Flash Player to play this.

Episode 97: MTN Business App Awards and measurability of ad campaigns.

Date: 10 Jul 2014
Get the Flash Player to play this.

Episode 96: IAB South Africa – what is coming next?

Date: 4 Jul 2014
Get the Flash Player to play this.
Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.

Share us

Advertise with us
Advertise & RatesMy Account
Company press officeList company
Recruitment packagesSubmit job ad
Download ratecard
Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014 09:05

Newspapers shut down by Somaliland authorities

CPJ reports that police in Somaliland raided the Hargeisa offices of the independent Somali-language paper Haatuf and its sister English-language weekly, Somaliland Times, and suspended them indefinitely.

9 Apr 2014 07:48

2013 Somali Media Awards recognises media talents, quality journalism

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), in partnership with United Nations, yesterday celebrated eight winners of the 2013 Somali Media Awards competition.

19 Feb 2014 10:37

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.

13 Feb 2014 14:43

NUSOJ protests ban against Somali Chanel television

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is protesting against the decision to ban the Somali Chanel television in Beletwein, Hiiraan in Central Somalia by the Hiiraan administration on Sunday, 26 January, 2014.

28 Jan 2014 08:04

Connectivity to/from Somalia via EASSy cable to launch 2014

WIOCC and local shareholder Dalkom Somalia, has announced that it will launch connectivity to/from Somalia via the EASSy cable from Q1 2014, offering services directly from Mogadishu to the rest of the world.

18 Nov 2013 07:35

Somali Media Awards 2013 open for entries

Journalists are invited to submit stories that highlight and explain development and humanitarian issues for the 2013 Somali Media Awards.

24 Oct 2013 11:31

Campaign to get one million Somali children into school

The Somali authorities launched a major nationwide education campaign to get one million children and youth into the classroom as part of an ambitious Go To School Initiative.

9 Sep 2013 11:50

Kalsan TV banned in Somaliland

Authorities in Somaliland earlier this week officially banned the operations of recently established, London-based television network, Kalsan TV, in Somaliland.

25 Jul 2013 11:33

Renewed objections to proposed media law

On Sunday, 21 July 2013, more that 100 journalists and media managers from broadcast, print and online media came together in Mogadishu to discuss the proposed new media law which was adopted by the Council of Ministers of Somalia, and they renewed their objections to the draft media law.

22 Jul 2013 13:54

Draft Law on Media rejected by Mogadishu Media Community

At a debate held by the National Union of Somali Journalists late last week more than 30 media representatives from radio stations, television network operators, newspaper and international news organisations expressed their objections to the proposed draft Law on Media.

21 Jul 2013 09:49

NUSOJ condemns murder of journo in Galkayo

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is shocked and saddened to learn of the cold-blooded murder of journalist Liban Abdullahi Farah.

8 Jul 2013 10:11

Two journos sentenced to prison, fined for critical reporting

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has condemned draconian sentences handed down by Somaliland Court in Hargeisa. Journalist Hassan Hussein Abdullahi, known as Keefkeef, received a two-year jail term and two million Somaliland shilling fine; while journalist Mohamed Ahmed Jama, known as Aloley, received one year jail term and one million Somaliland shillings.

4 Jul 2013 11:23

Independent daily suspended indefinitely in Somaliland

The acting attorney general in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland should withdraw his request to suspend the independent daily Hubaal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Thursday, 13 June 2013. A court ruled on Tuesday that the paper had been indefinitely suspended at the request of Aden Ahmed Mouse, according to news reports.

14 Jun 2013 14:31

Somali journalist shot, seriously wounded: officials

Gunmen shot and seriously wounded a Somali journalist in the volatile southern port city of Kismayo, officials and colleagues said Thursday [30 May 2013], the latest in a string of attacks against the media.

31 May 2013 09:17

Somalia frees journalist in 'rape case'

Somalia's Supreme Court on Sunday, 17 March 2013, freed reporter Abdiasis Abdinuur Ibrahim, imprisoned for interviewing a woman who alleged she had been raped by soldiers, AFP reported.

18 Mar 2013 12:36

Media discover the limits of freedom in Somalia

Media advocates in Somalia worry that a recent case against a journalists who exposed the story of a gang rape involving members of the national security forces will serve as a deterrent to journalists countrywide.

By Abdurrahman Warsameh 26 Feb 2013 14:34

Somali media law open for consultation

45 media stakeholders gathered on Monday, 18 February 2013 in Mogadishu to consult about the state of the media in Mogadishu, with a particular focus on media law reform, the security and persecution of journalists.

22 Feb 2013 14:12

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 10:33

Most dangerous countries for journalists: Syria and Somalia

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: On-going armed conflicts and insurgency make Syria and Somalia the world's most dangerous places for journalists, according to the annual figures on journalist deaths compiled by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

1 Feb 2013 09:47

Somali journo arrested after interviewing reported rape victim

A Somali freelance journalist has been detained without charge since 10 January 2013 after interviewing a woman who says she was raped by state security forces. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reports that Abdiaziz Abdinur was summoned by the Central Investigations Department (CID) last Thursday, in connection with the interview he conducted with the woman.

By Caro Rolando 17 Jan 2013 14:03

Young Somali journalist murdered

The National Union of Somali Journalists [NUSOJ] condemns the sustained deadly violence against journalists, following the killing of a young journalist in Mogadishu.

18 Sep 2012 11:48

NUSOJ condemns killing of media worker in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU: The National Union of Somalia Journalists (NUSOJ) has condemned the organised attacks on freedom of expression, which has claimed the life of a media worker in Mogadishu.

2 Aug 2012 07:05

NUSOJ protests arrest of two radio journalists in central Somalia

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) strongly protested yesterday, 12 June 2012, the arrest and detention of two radio journalists in central Somalia.

13 Jun 2012 11:27

TedxMogadishu and its spiritual predecessor, Elman the Electrician

Many of the tweets joked about camel milk and the possibility of, perhaps next year, camel cheese, Insha'Allah. Others spoke of the "rebirth of hope", while one participant tweeted "TedxMogadishu event was not a success by itself. Poorly organised, no sound system, didn't follow the ted rules..." Wait a bit, did that tweet say TedxMogadishu? As in Somalia, Mogadishu?

By Greg Marinovich 21 May 2012 11:07

Journalist wounded, another beat up by police

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is alarmed by the journalist slightly wounded by a stray bullet in Mogadishu on Tuesday evening around 6.30pm local time, while the union condemns the police beat up of a journalist in Mogadishu on 23 April 2012.

25 Apr 2012 13:08

Mayor threatens to attack Shabelle media journalists

Mohamud Axmed Nur Tarzan, the mayor of Mogadishu for Somali government has threatened to wipe out all journalists working for the Independently owned radio and television of Shabelle Media Network station based in the capital, Mogadishu.

13 Apr 2012 14:50

Journalist escapes assassination attempt

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA: The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the latest assassination attempt on the life of Muhaydin Hassan Mohammed, publicly known Husni, the head of news of Shabelle Media Network.

27 Mar 2012 12:08

Broadcast journalist shot in Galkayo

Mogadishu: The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is condemns the brutal murder of the broadcast journalist in the restive central Somalia town of Galkayo on Sunday night, 4 March 2012, around 10pm local time by unidentified assailants in the semi-autonomous regions of Puntland.

6 Mar 2012 09:29

NUSOJ condemns 'communications law'

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns latest moves contemplated to stifle and control freedom of expression, freedom of information and independent broadcasting following the announcement of completion of Somali telecommunications and broadcast media bill by the Ministry of Information, Telecommunications and Posts of Transitional Federal Government (TFG).

20 Feb 2012 13:44

Show more