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Gregory Gondwe
MISA trains journos on child reporting

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.

By Gregory Gondwe 16 Nov 2012 10:59

Malawi to host 7th AIMS Summit
Malawi to host 7th AIMS Summit

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.

By Gregory Gondwe 16 Nov 2012 10:14

James Hurford
The secret of good writing

Most people think good writing flows easily and effortlessly on first draft. Nothing could be further from the truth. Harry Shaw said: "There is no such thing as good writing. There is only good rewriting."

By James Hurford 14 Nov 2012 06:45

Gregory Gondwe
Media get training on social media reporting

An American multimedia expert has been training with media practitioners in Malawi in social media, earning himself praise from the local media fraternity which describes the undertaking as very enlightening.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 8 Nov 2012 11:09

Think with Google

In the past, Google has had the "G-Day", a day set to display its various products and technologies to different industries. This year, this norm was changed with a series of workshops hosted at an incubation hub in Nairobi.

By Peter Nalika 7 Nov 2012 15:11

Ghana establishes ICT club for girls

In a bid to help expose Ghanaian female students to the world of technology and new opportunities, the government of Ghana has established an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) club for Tamale Girls Senior High School.

By Masahudu Kunateh 7 Nov 2012 13:15

DISCOP Africa 2012 reports record breaking attendence
DISCOP Africa 2012 reports record breaking attendence

Basic Lead, the organisers of DISCOP Africa, have reported a record breaking attendance for the 7th annual edition of the television content market and co-production forum, which concluded last week in Johannesburg, South Africa.

6 Nov 2012 14:00

Television producers meet to improve creativity

Last week's workshop for television producers in Dar es Salaam's City Centre was proof that such gatherings do expand an individual's network. All 12 participants attested to this when asked at the end of the sessions on Thursday [1 November 2012].

By Iman Mani 5 Nov 2012 09:53

Fact-checking service launched
Fact-checking service launched

Reportedly Africa's first fact-checking website, Africa Check ( officially launched on yesterday, 31 October 2012 in South Africa. The service is run in a partnership between Wits University and the AFP Foundation.

1 Nov 2012 12:55

eLearning Africa 2013: Call for proposals now open
eLearning Africa 2013: Call for proposals now open

Are the changes to education and skills development systems sustainable? How are African youth shaping their identities and navigating different learning spaces with these technologies? And are new technologies fundamentally disruptive to tradition? These are some of the key questions that will form the focus of eLearning Africa 2013, which takes place from 29-31 May 2013 at Safari Conference Centre in Windhoek, Namibia. The call for proposals is now open and will close on 11 January 2013.

31 Oct 2012 09:31

Samsung signs deal with Rwanda Government
Samsung signs deal with Rwanda Government

Global electronics company, Samsung Electronics Ltd has sealed a pioneering partnership agreement with the Government of Rwanda geared at facilitating the rollout of information technology solutions.

30 Oct 2012 12:47

MTN Cameroon shines as Y'ello Care stars
MTN Cameroon shines as Y'ello Care stars

A comprehensive online digital library, reportedly the first of its kind in Cameroon, and the construction of a primary school by staff, are just some of the community initiatives that have scored MTN Cameroon the coveted MTN Group President and CEO prize in this year's '21 Days of Y'ello Care' campaign.

30 Oct 2012 09:40

Hughes Network Systems to host workshops at AfricaCom 2012
Hughes Network Systems to host workshops at AfricaCom 2012

Hughes Network Systems, the global provider of broadband satellite networks and services, will hold in-depth workshops on its latest technologies and solutions at AfricaCom 2012, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 13-15 November.

29 Oct 2012 15:19

Sustain Our Africa kicks off
Sustain Our Africa kicks off

The inaugural Sustain Our Africa kicked off in Cape Town, South Africa on 24 October 2012. The three-day summit, reportedly Africa's 'first annual integrated sustainability summit focused on inspiration and tools for change'.

25 Oct 2012 08:23

Journalists trained on reporting election, health

An international media institution, Radar Media Development, has concluded a two-day training for journalists on reporting election issues, health and international news at the Leonard Cheshire LRC, Congo Cross.

By Victoria Saffa 23 Oct 2012 12:13

Octéa Diamond Group boosts learning in Kono District

The Octéa Diamond Group, owners of the Koidu Diamond Mine in the Kono District of Sierra Leone, last week launched an educational programme with South African publishing company Times Media, owners of The Sunday Times newspaper, to promote reading and learning in Koidu schools and the surrounding Kono communities.

22 Oct 2012 11:49

AFAI hosts UNESCO cultural experts this week

The African Arts Institute (AFAI) will welcome 17 African experts on the cultural and creative industries in Cape Town, South Africa this week. The experts, representing 12 African countries, will attend a UNESCO training workshop facilitated by AFAI executive director and UNESCO appointed cultural expert Mike van Graan.

22 Oct 2012 11:31

Burundi's push for universal education

Offering free education, making it compulsory and supporting it politically has been the winning strategy behind Burundi's successful bid to ensure that virtually all children get a primary school education. In an interview with Africa Renewal, UNICEF's representative in Burundi, Johannes Wedenig, expatiates on government's positive role in this development.

By Jocelyne Sambira 19 Oct 2012 13:05

Social media trends in Egypt to be discussed

The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC), on Thursday, 18 October 2012, will host a session about social media marketing and trends in Egypt.

17 Oct 2012 13:39

African Creative Economy launches website
African Creative Economy launches website

Arterial Network have officially launched the African Creative Economy website,, in the run up to the opening of the 2012 African Creative Economy (ACE) Conference by Hon. Youssou N'Dour in Dakar, Senegal.

17 Oct 2012 11:47

2012 Women for Education prize awarded to EAST

The 2012 Women for Education prize, which promotes women's empowerment and their access to education and health, has been awarded to EAST (Eau Agriculture et Santé en Milieu Tropical) for its work in Madagascar.

16 Oct 2012 12:07

Pupils to benefit from computerisation project

Public basic and junior high schools in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana received 6 624 laptops for use in support of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) teaching and learning programmes.

By Masahudu Kunateh 15 Oct 2012 11:00

MTN Ghana connects subscribers to Deutsche Welle radio
MTN Ghana connects subscribers to Deutsche Welle radio

Subscribers of MTN Ghana can now learn while on the go with international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle's 'Learning by Ear'. The innovative program is now on the MTN Radio (mRadio) platform and available for just 1 Pesewa per minute by dialing 1303.

By Masahudu Kunateh 10 Oct 2012 13:02

Technology university to launch mobile computer

Authorities of Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) have hinted that the technology school is working together with the Learning Nugget, a UK technology company to launch a 10 tablet (mobile computer) to transform teaching and learning in Ghana and West Africa.

By Masahudu Kunateh 9 Oct 2012 12:34

ABN Education Trust calls for jounalism students
ABN Education Trust calls for jounalism students

The ABN Education Trust sponsors students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds into financial journalism programs at WITS and the University of Johannesburg. The Trust was founded in 2011, by the co-founder and vice chairman of CNBC Africa, Rakesh Wahi.

8 Oct 2012 10:34

Journalists urged to collaborate with health workers

The rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), David Newton has entreated health reporters to establish a cordial relationship with health workers, as a means of gathering accurate information for their reports.

By Maame Agyeiwaa Agyei 4 Oct 2012 14:01

Social Media - a double-edged sword

In the aftermath of the killing of a Nigerian lady by 'online friends', educationists engage in a robust debate on the dangers of an unrestricted internet amongst the youth.

By Tosin Omoniyi 1 Oct 2012 12:27

Nokia/Co-Creation Hub Growth Academy calls for applications
Nokia/Co-Creation Hub Growth Academy calls for applications

Phone manufacturing company, Nokia in partnership with Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), a social innovation centre in Nigeria, have embarked on an academy program called 'Nokia/CCHub Growth Academy' which is aimed at accelerating Nigerian mobile software companies in growing their companies on regional and international levels.

27 Sep 2012 12:23

The MasterCard Foundation launches scholars program
The MasterCard Foundation launches scholars program

An expanding, global network of education institutions and non-profit organisations will serve 15,000 economically disadvantaged young people.

27 Sep 2012 11:32

Canon launches filmmaking clubs in Kenya
Canon launches filmmaking clubs in Kenya

Reaffirming its commitment to the filmmaking industry, Canon Middle East, recently announced its support for young, aspiring filmmakers in Africa by backing the 'Youth Film Makers' organisation, an NGO registered in Kenya.

26 Sep 2012 11:28

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