Community radio: game-changers on Africa's media landscape
The CAF organisation has picked the song 'Sela-Sela' (Dance Together) by the international artists Wes Madiko and Zahra Universe as the official song of the Orange Africa Football Cup of Nations, South Africa 2013. [video]
10 Dec 2012
To find out more about character-based entertainment products, youth-orientated content and communications solutions, tune in to our last Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show for 2012, streamed live from 5pm-6pm via 2oceansVibe Radio. The studio guest this Thursday evening, 6 December 2012, will be Richard Morgan-Grenville, CEO of Strika Entertainment. [twitterfall]
6 Dec 2012
The United Nations has expressed "deep disappointment" at a 30 November 2012 decision of the Congolese media regulatory body to suspend transmissions of Radio Okapi. Broadcasts of Okapi, a partnership between the UN and Fondation Hirondelle, have been scrambled since Saturday in some parts of the country.
4 Dec 2012
The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has asked journalists and other workers at the stable to go door-to-door collecting licence fees. The move is seen as a desperate measure by the state broadcaster to raise revenue.
3 Dec 2012
Commercial Radio Australia's Program Director course has been restricted to Australian radio students since 2005, but from 2013 the course will return to help raise the standard of radio managers worldwide.
3 Dec 2012
Media executives from Cambodia, Egypt, Libya, Myanmar and Vietnam got together for the WAN-IFRA Media Professionals Programme year-end event in Kuala Lumpur last week for sessions on leadership and management, how to develop a solid media business and women in leadership.
3 Dec 2012
In order to avoid any misinformation campaign or polemics, LC2 wishes to clarify the situation of TV and Radio broadcasting rights of Orange AFCON South Africa 2013 for the territories of Cape Verde, Ethiopia and Zambia.
3 Dec 2012
More than 100 participants from 25 countries attending this week's African Editors Forum in Kigali, Rwanda, heard how the Declaration of Table Mountain campaign and a complimentary initiative led by African Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Pansy Tlakula, are encouraging heads of state to repeal criminal speech laws and lift restrictions on a free press.
29 Nov 2012
Radio 2000FM hosted the panel of speakers for the Social Media Fraud Risks conference on Monday, 26 November, where they offered some insight of what to expect during the conference held on 27 to 28 March 2013.
Mzanzi Training 26 Nov 2012
Listen to the podcast of last week's Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show which airs every Thursday 5pm-6pm, streamed live via 2oceansVibe Radio, to find out more about full service agency Y&R South Africa. [twitterfall]
26 Nov 2012
The Publishers Association of Liberia (PAL) has warned that gone are the days when politicians and unscrupulous civil society organisations and individuals used the media not only to settle scores with each other but also to create unnecessary tensions and strains on the country's already fragile peace and democracy.
23 Nov 2012
Airtel Tanzania in partnership with Unesco has unveiled a programme that will enrich communities living in the rural areas with news and information for their development.
20 Nov 2012
The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has trained Malawi journalists on child reporting. An initiative MISA programme specialist for Media Freedom Monitoring and Research, Levi Kabwato describes as an on-going effort towards empowering journalists to report informatively and positively on children and child rights.
Gregory Gondwe 16 Nov 2012
Malawi will host the seventh annual African International Media Summit (AIMS) from 17-18 November 2012 at the Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe, Malawi. This year's theme "I am African" is in tune with the African Union's (AU) new campaign launch encouraging participation in the global initiative.
Gregory Gondwe 16 Nov 2012
Listen to the podcast of last week's Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show which airs every Thursday 5pm-6pm, streamed live via 2oceansVibe Radio, to find out how search marketing, SEO and SMO can be used to improve a company's visibility online. [twitterfall]
12 Nov 2012
Tune in to tonight's Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, streamed live from 5pm-6pm via 2oceansVibe Radio, to find out more about search marketing and how to make your company visible online. The studio guest this Thursday evening, 8 November 2012, will be Peter Olivier from AdMakers International. [twitterfall]
8 Nov 2012
The Public Affairs Committee (PAC), a predominantly faith-based organisation which is reportedly very influential in Malawi, has called on authorities in government to depoliticise state owned broadcaster, the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).
Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 5 Nov 2012
The country's first commercial radio station, Star FM, clinched first runner-up position for the Outstanding Marketing Entry of the Year at the 4th Annual Marketers Association Zimbabwe Convention held in Victoria Falls. The award is courtesy of the annual MAZ Outstanding Marketing Efforts Awards that seek to recognise and reward the most outstanding efforts and campaigns in Zimbabwe.
1 Nov 2012
There has been an increase in interest and activity in web and mobile applications over the past year. In October/November 2012, there are three important conferences focused on this developing arena, including Demo Africa, Tech4Africa and Mobile Web Africa.
Mongezi Mtati 30 Oct 2012
State run Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has reduced its advertising rates by 40%, in an apparent indication which confirms that the national broadcaster is feeling the heat of competition and struggling to attract advertisers.
Justin Tamisai Makombe 30 Oct 2012
Unlike his predecessor, the current executive vice chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr Eugene Ikemefuna Juwah, is a taciturn man. Though friendly and brilliant, the NCC boss does not address journalists every now and then except on occasions when serious industry issue crops up. On such occasion, a different Juwah is seen blowing hot, invoking NCC Act to buttress his stance.
Zakariyya Adaramola 23 Oct 2012
Three journalists from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana were, on Wednesday, 17 October 2012, recognised for their high quality programs that contribute to peace in Africa. The competition was organised by Search for Common Ground's Radio for Peacebuilding Africa Project (RPBA).
Caesar Abangirah 19 Oct 2012
The government of Malawi have reacted to the arrest of Justice Mponda, an online journalist, saying it is becoming increasingly concerned with the false publication by Malawi Voice where the journalist worked for. Mponda has since been released on bail by the Lilongwe Senior Magistrates Court.
Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 17 Oct 2012