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Showcasing Egypt's growing reputation for ICT excellence, the country will host the Cairo ICT 2012 under the theme 'The Spring of Technologies - From Dreams to Needs' from tomorrow, 26 April 2012, and will culminate with the World Summit Awards (WSA).
25 Apr 2012
DARMSTADT, GERMANY/PARIS, FRANCE: 3 May 2012 marks World Press Freedom Day, an opportunity to celebrate the gains and highlight the work still to be achieved in securing freedom of expression for the world's press. Material on show will include work by South Africa's Zapiro.
13 Apr 2012
UNESCO has announced that Tunisia will host the 2012 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. The prestigious award, worth US$25 000 will be presented in a ceremony marking World Press Freedom Day, on 3 May 2012.
Adam Le Nevez 26 Mar 2012
DUBAI, UAE: The 6th Dubai Lynx Awards, one of the premier awards celebrating creative excellence in MENA's advertising and communications industry, has received a total of 2037 entries from 17 countries.
5 Mar 2012
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
Africa looks set to get its own generic top-level domain, .africa, in 2013 if the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) gives the go-ahead, which looks likely. The creation of the new domain could set off a gold rush and create headaches for businesses wanting to protect their brands.
Craig Wilson 29 Feb 2012
Over the last while there's been a something of rallying cry for Africans to tell their own stories. But all too often proponents are more in love with discussing the idea than figuring out practical ways to make it happen. 18 Days in Egypt, a start-up that focuses on documenting the revolution, is turning the concept into a reality - and, moreover, using an innovative, collaborative digital platform to do so.
Theresa Mallinson 15 Feb 2012
The January 2011 revolution in Tunisia brought an end to internet filtering and control of online content but old habits seem to be resurfacing and Reporters Without Borders urges the Tunisian courts not to take any decision that could lead to the restoration of filtering.
10 Feb 2012
Samsung Electronics, the long-time supporter of African football, is rallying fans across the continent to show their passion for the game by launching a series of interactive live and online events for fans to gather and share the excitement of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2012, taking place in Gabon-Equatorial Guinea.
31 Jan 2012
CNN International and MultiChoice announced at the end of last week that the deadline for entries for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 Awards have been extended to Wednesday, 22 February 2012, and the judging to take place in April this year.
30 Jan 2012
CAIRO: Egypt's press on Thursday, 26 January 2012, hailed the "revival" of the revolution after massive crowds took to the streets to demand democratic changes, a year after the start of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.
27 Jan 2012
TUNIS, TUNISIA: The Arab Free Press Forum opened today, 23 January, in Tunisia with a celebration of the gains that have been made in Middle East press freedom, but with a reminder that much more needs to be done.
23 Jan 2012
TUNIS, TUNISIA / DUBAI, UAE: Yemeni "Arab Spring" activist and journalist Tawakkol Karman, laureate of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, will open the Arab Free Press Forum, the annual event organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), to be held in Tunisia next week.
19 Jan 2012
Egypt's state-run telecommunications operator Telecom Egypt, announced late on Sunday, 15 January 2012, that Tarek Abou Alam will take over as the company's new chief executive and managing director.
16 Jan 2012
Howzit MSN, a web portal in South Africa has expanded its reach into the rest of the continent with the launch of a dedicated channel for Africa. This move is in response to the growing demand of internet users for locally relevant content and from advertisers for advertising inventory that reaches a pan-African market.
13 Jan 2012
Several hundred Tunisian journalists demonstrated in Tunis on Monday, 9 January 2011, to protest at the appointment of media bosses by the government, which they regard as a return to bad practices of the past.
10 Jan 2012
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) has issued a statement in which it condemns what it terms the "arbitrary and degrading expulsion" of journalist Radwan Hifani from his office at the Assabah newspaper on 21 December 2011, due to his public and continuing solidarity with Rachid Nini, the imprisoned editor-in-chief of el-Masaa newspaper.
30 Dec 2011
When Egyptians went to the polls on Monday, several journalists and bloggers were still nursing bruises and broken limbs after the crackdown on the media in the lead up to the elections. Others remained in jail. Seems the country's current military rulers are no better than the Mubarak regime - certainly not in their treatment of the press, particularly female journalists.
Theresa Mallinson 29 Nov 2011
VIENNA, Austria: Several journalists were attacked and injured during the military crackdown on anti-military protestors in Egyptian cities this weekend, according to news reports.
22 Nov 2011
TRIPOLI, LIBYA: A 13-member Arab and International delegation of media support organizations is conducting a week-long visit to Libya, to assess the media situation, show solidarity with independent Libyan journalists and fledgling free media, conduct workshops and find ways to support independent media in the wake of revolution.
2 Nov 2011
Media professional and ONTV presenter, Yosri Fouda has put his show 'Akher Kalam' (The Last Word) on hold for an indefinite period, citing censorship.
24 Oct 2011
Bizcommunity.com has now expanded its operations into 16 new sectors and will soon venture into another 17, providing a whole new range of target audiences for advertisers. The most critical aspect of this is the quality of content and this is a formal invitation to you to become a recognised contributor on Bizcommunity.
Bizcommunity.com 3 Oct 2011
Hoda Abdel-Hamid, award-winning Al Jazeera correspondent who has reported from the Middle East, Europe and North Africa, has joined the programme of the upcoming World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum, to be held in Vienna, Austria, 12-15 October 2011, where she will be speaking in a special joint session devoted to news coverage of the Arab Spring revolutions.
22 Sep 2011
An unprecedented summit of African media conferences take place Friday 16 September to Monday 19 September 2011: Highway Africa, Pan African Conference on Access to Information, Digital Citizens' Indaba, the African Forum for Media Development, various editors' forum meetings, and workshops for African journalism educators.
13 Sep 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
"African people - like me - are completely disillusioned with the performance of their leaders because of what they have done and what they are doing, and for me these people should not be called leaders, but rather the elite," Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of former South African president Thabo Mbeki and chairman of the SA Institute of International Affairs, said, speaking at the CNN-MultiChoice media forum currently taking place in Bryanston, Johannesburg, on Friday, 24 June 2011.
Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 24 Jun 2011
CANNES, FRANCE: A total of 28 828 entries from 90 countries (725 from SA) have been submitted to the Cannes Lions 58th International Festival of Creativity, the international annual awards for creative advertising and communications. This is the most entries in the history of the festival.
1 Jun 2011
South African photographer Anton Hammerl, who'd been missing in Libya since 5 April 2011, is presumed dead. According to eyewitnesses, Hammerl was shot on that day by Gaddafi's forces in an extremely remote location in the Libyan desert and his injuries were such that he could not have survived without medical attention.
20 May 2011