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Video dominates news consumption in Africa
Video dominates news consumption in Africa

Recent study reveals that TV and mobile video content is the primary source of information in Africa and the Middle East...

3 days ago

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation...

12 Oct 2017

Kenya election annulment: What are Kenyans talking about?
Kenya election annulment: What are Kenyans talking about?

On 1 September the Supreme Court announced that the Kenyan elections had been annulled. Global media intelligence company Meltwater tracked and analysed the social media and online editorial mentions...

Issued by Meltwater 5 Oct 2017

(c) Karol Kozlowski -
Pay-TV market reaches 23.7m African subscribers

Dataxis' latest research shows the steady expansion of the pay-TV market in Africa. Following data publication for the second quarter of 2017, the total number of pay-TV subscribers reached approximately 23.7 million...

5 Oct 2017

Threats to media after Uganda parliamentary brawl
Threats to media after Uganda parliamentary brawl

The Ugandan authorities must stop threatening to close media outlets simply for doing their job, said Amnesty International...

28 Sep 2017

(c) Priya Ramrakha.
Priya Ramrakha exhibition launches in Johannesburg

The Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre at the University of Johannesburg is hosting a seminal exhibition of powerful images by renowned African photojournalist, Priya Ramrakha...

27 Sep 2017

Cameroon uses anti-terror law to silence critical press
Cameroon uses anti-terror law to silence critical press

Cameroon's broadly worded anti-terror law is being used by authorities to arrest and threaten local journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in a report released this week...

21 Sep 2017

Nigerian journalist wins BBC World Komla Dumor Award
Nigerian journalist wins BBC World Komla Dumor Award

Each year the BBC awards an outstanding African journalist with the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award...

20 Sep 2017

ABN appoints new digital media head
ABN appoints new digital media head

Peace Hyde, West Africa correspondent for Forbes Africa, has been appointed head of digital media and partnerships for Forbes Africa Online...

13 Sep 2017

AfricaCom 2017 launch.
Tech, media, telecoms show celebrates 20 years

AfricaCom, Africa's leading media, telecoms and technology show celebrates its 20 year anniversary this year....

11 Sep 2017

Ikenna Azuike
BBC's ‘What's Up Africa' is back

A new series of ‘What's Up Africa' launches this week and will broadcast daily with latest news across the continent in an off-beat tone...

8 Sep 2017

Cameroonian journalists released from prison: (from left) Atia Tilarious Azohnwi, Tim Finnian, and Hans Achomba (source: CPJ/family handouts).
Cameroon releases three journalists jailed under anti-terror law

Atia Tilarious Azohnwi, Tim Finnian, and Hans Achomba, a freelance documentary filmmaker, are the journalists released from jail in Yaoundé, Cameroon....

4 Sep 2017

Egypt blocks dozens of websites, including media sites
Egypt blocks dozens of websites, including media sites

Egypt extends its assault on freedom of expression by blocking dozens of websites, including those of the media, UN experts warn...

31 Aug 2017

Kui Kariuki
#Pamro2017: The challenges in changing media consumption habits

How does ‘going digital' in the television market affect content and viewership patterns? Kui Kariuki from Ipsos Kenya looked at what happened with Kenya's digital migration...

By Louise Marsland 28 Aug 2017

Hate speech declared “an act of terrorism” - Osinbajo
Hate speech declared “an act of terrorism” - Osinbajo

Hate speech will no longer be tolerated in Nigeria, said acting-president Yemi Osinbajo, declaring it “an act of terrorism”...

21 Aug 2017

Kenyan journalists harassed, detained, reporting on election violence
Kenyan journalists harassed, detained, reporting on election violence

Authorities in Kenya should credibly investigate incidents of harassment against journalists covering the aftermath of August 8's disputed elections...

19 Aug 2017

It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint
It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

The media is at the forefront of generating awareness over environmental issues...

By Pietari Kaapa 18 Aug 2017

Putting control back in the hands of content creators
Putting control back in the hands of content creators

Public Vine's cloud-based software gives creators and broadcasters their own platform to promote their content...

17 Aug 2017

#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials
#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials

Our Africa Achiever this month is co-founder of OMG Digital in Ghana, Jesse Arhin Ghansah...

By Louise Marsland 14 Aug 2017

The Gathering 2017 Media Edition.Credit: Ashraf Hendricks, GroundUp.org.za.
How to save SA from state capture and media elitism

Critical questions about South Africa's political future, the economy, media and its sustainability, and how to combat the fake news scourge, were all addressed at the Daily Maverick's The Gathering 2017 series...

By Louise Marsland 4 Aug 2017

Luke McKend. Credit: Ashraf Hendricks, GroundUp.org.za
Fake news is ‘weaponised social media'

Fake news is the new battleground for media freedom as social media is “weaponised” for propaganda purposes and fake news...

By Louise Marsland 3 Aug 2017

How brands can fight the negative impact of fake news
How brands can fight the negative impact of fake news

How to manage reputation damage in the wake of a fake news onslaught against your brand...

By Oresti Patricios 25 Jul 2017

Dakar, Senegal. © Dereje Belachew via
UN hosts Dakar media seminar on extremism

A seminar aimed at strengthening the capacities of journalists and media to better contribute to “preventing violence, including violent extremism in West Africa and the Sahel”, is being held by the UN...

8 Jun 2017

New Africa wide business programme launched
New Africa wide business programme launched

Zimbabwean Media Group launches Africa wide business analysis program, ‘This Week in Africa'...

15 May 2017

Egypt
Role of women in media in Africa discussed

African women journalists discuss role of women in media in Africa at Cairo discussions...

10 May 2017

Cameroon reporter Ahmed Abba given 10-year prison sentence
Cameroon reporter Ahmed Abba given 10-year prison sentence

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is outraged by the 10 year prison sentence issued to journalist Ahmed Abba by Yaoundé military court in Cameroon...

4 May 2017

Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon
Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon

Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after three months, following a widely-criticised government shutdown...

24 Apr 2017

AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown
AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown

AU Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression asked to intervene in Cameroon human rights and freedom of expression crisis...

20 Apr 2017

Somalia journalists targeted with violence
Somalia journalists targeted with violence

African free expression network AFEX, is concerned for safety of journalists in Somalia...

7 Apr 2017

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