Community radio: game-changers on Africa's media landscape
The transformation of state broadcasters into public broadcasters as envisaged by the African Charter on Broadcasting has failed...
Can the rise of private media in Africa scale back the dominance of state-owned media on the continent?
All too often, declarations remain simply pieces of paper filed away and forgotten. But the impact of the Windhoek Declaration is still being felt today...
'We had big dreams': a look back at the birth of the Windhoek Declaration...
The future of news likely lies with mobile phones, data and drone journalism...
Today, 3 May, is World Press Freedom Day and the 25-year anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration on media freedom in Africa...
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8 Apr 2015
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27 Jan 2015
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16 Jan 2015
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18 Dec 2014
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30 Jun 2014
NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.
19 Dec 2013
ANKARA, TURKEY: A Turkish newspaper said Monday it plans to sue Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a "treason" row that has highlighted political tensions in the country.
10 Dec 2013
ANKARA, TURKEY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have called on the newly appointed US Secretary of State, John Kerry, to raise press freedom concerns with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during Kerry's visit to Turkey on Friday.
1 Mar 2013
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / ANKARA, TURKEY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have condemned the prosecution of 41 Turkish journalists on terrorism-related charges, calling their trial a move by the government to intimidate the press and silence criticism.
29 Sep 2012
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / ANKARA, TURKEY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have welcomed the release of four Turkish journalists held for over a year on spurious charges of aiding a terrorist group, and called on Turkish authorities to do more to respect freedom of the press.
16 Mar 2012
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
DUBAI, UAE: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers has called on Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to end violence and intimidation against media professionals and take strong measures to end impunity in Pakistan, the world's most dangerous country for journalists.
5 Mar 2012
ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Intercontinental Advertising CUP and Berlin School of Creative Leadership announce the first Creative Leadership Award. Steel Cup with the Fire Ring, the symbol of Berlin School of Creative Leadership, inside was designed to celebrate exceptional leaders who have set new standards in the communication and creative industries.
13 Jan 2012
LISBON, PORTUGAL / LONDON, UK: The Eurobest Advertising Festival, taking place from 28-30 November, has announced the last of its eight juries; Craft and Integrated. The jury members will come together in Lisbon to judge the best of European creativity and award the sought after Eurobest trophies.
15 Nov 2011
ANKARA, TURKEY: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released an overview of internet usage in Europe and Turkey, showing that of Europe's 372 million unique visitors, Turkey accounts for 23.1 million unique visitors during August 2011.
19 Oct 2011
NEW YORK, US: Global advertising rose 8.8% year-on-year in Q1 to total US$118 billion* based on published rate cards, as advertisers spent more on television and continued to invest in booming consumer Asian and Latin American markets.
11 Jul 2011
LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc has released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing 366.9 million unique visitors went online in May 2011 for an average of 26.8 hours per person.
8 Jul 2011
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), together with the World Editors Forum, have condemned the arrests of dozens of journalists in Turkey as a controversial investigation into the failed 2007 Ergenekon plot to overthrow the Turkish government intensifies.
15 Mar 2011
LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released The comScore 2010 Europe Digital Year in Review. This inaugural report provides a comprehensive overview of key trends in the European digital media landscape, including market-level data on user demographics, social networking, online video, mobile, and search in 18 European countries.
25 Feb 2011
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
DUBAI, UAE: The Dubai International Advertising Festival in 2011 will take place over two and a half days, 27- 29 March and the Dubai Lynx Awards, honouring North Africa and the Middle East's best work in advertising and creative communications, will be held on 30 March. Both events will take place for the first time at the Arabian coast resort, the Madinat Jumeirah, in Dubai.
12 Nov 2010
HAMBURG, GERMANY: The remaining jury members have been named for Eurobest 2010, one of Europe's principal creative advertising and communications festivals honouring and celebrating European creative excellence across all major disciplines.
21 Oct 2010
ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.
16 Sep 2010
PARIS, FRANCE/DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The Metro newspaper in Poland has been named the 2010 World Young Reader Newspaper of the Year in the annual competition organized by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishing (WAN-IFRA).
9 Sep 2010