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Nominees for 2015 SAFTAs announced
Nominees for 2015 SAFTAs announced

The nominees for the 9th annual South Africa Film and television Awards (SAFTA) have been announced. The long awaited moment took place at a star studded ceremony at Atlas Studios in Johannesburg.

3 Mar 2015 12:30

[Orchids & Onions] VW's honesty shows the cliché game is all but up!
[Orchids & Onions] VW's honesty shows the cliché game is all but up!

Years ago, when my day job included carrying a machine gun and jumping out of helicopters, I remember sitting with some mates in the base barrack room, listening to Forces' Favourites on the radio...

By Brendan Seery 2 Mar 2015 15:44

Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral
Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral

PARIS, FRANCE: Egyptian telecoms and media magnate Naguib Sawiris, who is set to take a majority stake in Euronews, pledged on Friday not to interfere in coverage by the pan-European TV news channel....

2 Mar 2015 07:35

Anton Harber
One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015 06:14

Nazarene Khan appointed TV Channel Manager - Kagiso Media
Nazarene Khan appointed TV Channel Manager

Kagiso Media has promoted Nazarene Khan to the position of TV Channel Manager. Khan will take on this new role with immediate effect and will be responsible for the Glow and ED TV channels...

Issued by Kagiso Media 26 Feb 2015 10:18

2015 SADC Media Awards and Water Awards call for entries
2015 SADC Media Awards and Water Awards call for entries

The South African media are invited to submit their entries for the 2015 SADC Media Awards Competition...

21 Feb 2015 14:11

SoccerZone back on SABC
SoccerZone back on SABC

Revitalised SoccerZone, the action-packed review show of live soccer matches, is back on SABC1 on Mondays live, at 9pm and repeats on Tuesdays at noon...

21 Feb 2015 09:18

Danette Breitenbach
[Bookmarks] The secret to digital success

Digital is a different animal to other mediums, with its own nuances and particularities. Just as some television commercials fail, so not all digital campaigns succeed, so I posed a question on the eve of the IAB Bookmark Awards...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Feb 2015 10:01

When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study
When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study

WASHINGTON, US: It's true. Don't believe everything you read on the Internet...

17 Feb 2015 11:45

Short recall on upbeat ads during serious TV
Short recall on upbeat ads during serious TV

Oxford research, based on six studies and nearly a thousand people, shows that consumers may find it hard to process energetic TV commercials when placed in serious TV dramas...

12 Feb 2015 08:43

Marion Scher
The state of news

It doesn't take a genius to work out that the way people take in news has totally changed over the last number of years...

By Marion Scher 11 Feb 2015 05:49

Thabiso Dlamini
What social media marketers need to know about social media ads vs TV ads

Do you ask yourself the question: what did I do before I signed up for MySpace, Facebook and Twitter?...

By Thabiso Dlamini 10 Feb 2015 09:20

SABC: Muthambi, Motsoeneng accused of hostile takeover
SABC: Muthambi, Motsoeneng accused of hostile takeover

The DA claims Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has signed a secretive SABC Memorandum of Incorporation (MoI) that strips the SABC Board of its statutory powers...

9 Feb 2015 10:36

'Sport TV tsotsis stole my slogan'
'Sport TV tsotsis stole my slogan'

Rappers Cassper Nyovest and Riky Rick, and twin DJs Major League, are up in arms because channel Supersport 4 has begun using the catch phrase "slyza tsotsi" in promos for PSL soccer games...

6 Feb 2015 10:42

Sapa, 76, to close
Sapa, 76, to close

NEWSWATCH: Sapa, SA's only independent national wire service, is closing, reports Mail & Guardian...

6 Feb 2015 06:29

Creative Circle results for November/December 2014
Creative Circle results for November/December 2014

The Creative Circle Ad of the Month results for November/December 2014 have been announced...

3 Feb 2015 08:55

'The Silence of the Shams'
'The Silence of the Shams'

NEWSWATCH: On The Media Online, 'The Silence of the Shams' and MultiChoice has been fined - twice - for running inappropriate promos on DStv, reports Mail & Guardian...

3 Feb 2015 08:33

Jailed journos: Greste freed, now for Fahmy and Mohamed
Jailed journos: Greste freed, now for Fahmy and Mohamed

NEWSWATCH: CAIRO, EGYPT: With Peter Greste freed from jail in Cairo, efforts are now directed at getting his colleagues freed as well...

2 Feb 2015 07:08

WiFi TV sees growth in citizen journalism
WiFi TV sees growth in citizen journalism

Citizen journalism using video news through WiFi TV, a hyper-localised video-on-demand solution enabled for unlimited access to users of the Tshwane Free Wi-Fi service, is growing rapidly in the City of Tshwane...

30 Jan 2015 11:30

Big changes: e.tv prime time gets a revamp - e.tv
Big changes: e.tv prime time gets a revamp

Get ready for an all-new e.tv schedule - some exciting changes are in store for e.tv prime time from 2 March...

Issued by e.tv 30 Jan 2015 10:47

Chris Moerdyk
Let's encourage Zuma to bash whites

I am all in favour of President Jacob Zuma continuing his sniping campaign against whites and blaming everything on apartheid...

By Chris Moerdyk 29 Jan 2015 06:35

National key points - the list they didn't want you to see
National key points - the list they didn't want you to see

NEWSWATCH: A bid by the SA History Archive (Saha) and Right2Know Campaign has paid off. Here's The List, reports Mail & Guardian...

23 Jan 2015 09:00

Muthambi vs Davis... Shock, horror, race
Muthambi vs Davis... Shock, horror, race

Minister Faith Muthambi has responded to an article on 19 January in Politicsweb by Gavin Davis, DA Shadow Minister of Communications...

22 Jan 2015 07:16

SABC fights back
SABC fights back

NEWSWATCH: The SABC is fighting back after being stung by media and opposition reports, and the Moral Regeneration Movement (MRM) is happy former SABC chair Ellen Tshabalala has resigned...

21 Jan 2015 05:45

Documentaries go mainstream with BBC's Storyville Global
Documentaries go mainstream with BBC's Storyville Global

If the thought of sitting through a documentary has you flicking through the channels faster than you can say 'I prefer mindless entertainment', the new BBC World News series Storyville Global, might change your mind...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Jan 2015 14:00

Anton Harber
Editors must edit without fear of being attacked

I once asked a South African editor why he ran a cartoon that he agreed was offensive. He said he had felt obliged, as he did not want to censor a well-known and much-respected cartoonist...

By Anton Harber 16 Jan 2015 05:59

An unwise display?
An unwise display?

NEWSWATCH: Independent's senior group editors Karima Brown and Vukani Mde have been criticised for attending the ANC anniversary celebrations wearing party gear...

15 Jan 2015 08:38

SABC: Khumalo's resignation 'tip of the iceberg'
SABC: Khumalo's resignation 'tip of the iceberg'

NEWSWATCH: Professor Bongani Khumalo resignation from the SABC board is just the 'tip of the iceberg', and the DA's Gavin Davis wants answers from Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi...

14 Jan 2015 07:39

Peter Mann
Networks' coverage of Paris terror attacks was a hopeless failure

Am I the only one who thinks that global media coverage of the Paris outrage sucked? (video)...

By Peter Mann 13 Jan 2015 13:15

Latest Nivea TV commercial features real people and their inspirational stories
Latest Nivea TV commercial features real people and their inspirational stories

Michael Shabalala, Gogo Hazel Myezo and Boitumelo all feature in Nivea's new television commercial which flighted nationally from 5 December 2014...

13 Jan 2015 13:00

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