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
Although the recent government siege of the Red Pepper and Daily Monitor caused a lot of uproar, I would like to argue that it was not an unusual climax to the age-old sizing-up between the state and the media.
By Robert Atuhairwe 1 Jul 2013 12:37
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
Tom Mboya and Evanson Nyaga, from Kenya, have been awarded the top prize at this year's CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 Awards Ceremony which took place on Saturday, 21 July 2012, in Zambia.
23 Jul 2012 15:12
A number of Ugandan journalists were blocked by security forces from accessing the national airport at Entebbe to cover the return of an army officer, General David Sejusa (formerly Tinyefuza) who sparked off a controversial debate in an alleged ploy dubbed 'The Muhoozi project' in which the president's son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, would ascend to the presidency. However, General Sejusa - who is the coordinator of intelligence services did not return as expected, due to unknown reasons.
14 May 2013 14:20
Gerald Muhangi, head of publications and editor in chief Inspire Africa magazine speaks about the future of the magazine, entrepreneurship in Africa and the magazine environment.
By Walter Wafula 20 Sep 2012 15:05
Print, broadcast and online media editors have an opportunity to improve their understanding of critical issues in Uganda's oil and gas industry following the announcement of a new programme by the African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME).
By Walter Wafula 12 Sep 2012 10:55
Proprietors of media companies in East Africa have been urged to invest in all the five East African partner states to benefit from the region's economic and political integration.
By Walter Wafula 14 Aug 2012 11:55
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 Foreign Correspondents Association of Uganda (FCAU) in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Victoria University, Tangerine, and def.i.ni.tion, unveiled the inaugural Uganda Press Photo Award last week to promote photojournalism in Uganda. Malcolm Webb, chair of FCAU and correspondent for Al Jazeera English in East Africa, speaks about the awards and photojournalism in Uganda.
By Walter Wafula 30 Jul 2012 10:11
The Foreign Correspondents Association of Uganda (FCAU) has unveiled the inaugural Uganda Press Photo Award 2012, to promote photojournalism in Uganda.
By Walter Wafula 27 Jul 2012 15:16
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
In the face of imminent stringent government measures aimed to control the media and journalists in Uganda, human rights activists are calling for a stronger self-regulation mechanism to promote responsible journalism in the country.
By Walter Wafula 2 May 2012 12:46
Ugandan journalists and media houses have been urged to be more professional in reporting about current affairs in the country to avoid slander and misrepresentation of facts.
By Walter Wafula 13 Mar 2012 15:51
A Press Freedom Index Report released by the Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) has indicated that the space for the media in Uganda is rapidly "shrinking and sinking" due to increasing levels of attacks, especially by the police.
15 Feb 2012 12:29
WRENmedia, a United Kingdom-based a specialist communications company is set to sharpen reporting skills of journalists covering climate change issues in Eastern Africa, according to Susanna Thorp, director of the firm.
By Walter Wafula 3 Jan 2012 09:07
Ugandan journalists covering the oil and gas industry will be honoured for their work this year, in an effort aimed at raising the profile of good investigative journalism in the country.
By Walter Wafula 4 Nov 2011 09:10
At the recent Google's gUganda conference held in Kampala, Ugandan journalists were urged to embrace digital tools such as smartphones and tablet computers to secure their future as content providers.
By Walter Wafula 19 Sep 2011 12:37
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
Germany's International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) is set to train East African journalists on covering public spending to improve reporting on national budgets and the use of tax payer's money.
By Walter Wafula 7 Sep 2011 10:01
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
As concern mounts over the fate of Anton Hammerl, a South African photographer missing in Libya alongside two US journalists and one Spanish photographer, the Presidency said yesterday, Wednesday, 20 April 2011, that President Jacob Zuma has been briefed on the attempts made by the SA mission in Libya to locate Hammerl. Reports from Washington DC also suggest that the White House is very concerned about their well-being and it is trying hard to assist them in any way it can.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva 21 Apr 2011 11:10
East African journalists have an opportunity to acquire reporting skills on matters of regional integration through a new training programme that starts on 10 April 2011.
By Walter Wafula 22 Mar 2011 12:15
SABMiller has announced that in 2011 it will become a co-sponsor of the David Astor Journalism Awards Trust, the UK-based charity which aims to promote, strengthen and support independent journalism in Africa.
22 Mar 2011 12:09
Business journalists from the Nation Media Group (NMG) scooped three of the four awards in the inaugural East African Business Council Awards held in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday night, 14 March 2011.
By Staff reporter 16 Mar 2011 10:28
The fundamental reason that many African governments ban and harass the media has more to do with personal connotations than other issues, Kenya's Henry Maina, director of Article 19 Eastern Africa, told delegates at the two-day Regulations and Rights media conference last week in Johannesburg.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva 16 Mar 2011 10:22
There is some substantiated regulation of what the media can do and what it cannot do, but the balance must be struck between what the law has prescribed and freedom of expression, Prof Dario Milo, Wits University media law visiting professor and Webber & Wentzel partner, said last week in Johannesburg at the two-day Regulations and Rights media conference.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva 15 Mar 2011 14:01
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