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The line between news and advertising is blurring, according to study

According to the Global Communications Report, 64% of public relations professionals surveyed predict that in five years the average consumer will not be able to distinguish between news stories (earned media) and promotional content (paid media)...

12 hours ago

Journalist found stabbed and killed in Liberia
Journalist found stabbed and killed in Liberia

Journalist murdered amid deteriorating conditions for the media in Liberia...

14 hours ago

AfriDocs and Channel24 strike streaming deal
AfriDocs and Channel24 strike streaming deal

Every week a specially selected African documentary will be available on Channel24 to stream...

16 Apr 2018

David Tiltman, head of content, Warc. Image supplied.
Warc and Sabre Awards partner to showcase PR-led case studies

Warc has partnered with the Sabre Awards to showcase award-winning PR-led case studies from around the world...

16 Apr 2018

Kenya's AfricanStockPhoto builds strong active user base
Kenya's AfricanStockPhoto builds strong active user base

Kenyan startup AfricanStockPhoto has acquired an active user base of 100 photographers across the continent since its launch, helping it grow its imagery database into the thousands...

By Tom Jackson 11 Apr 2018

Baba Alpha. Source: Mohamed Alpha.
CPJ calls on Niger to stop persecuting journalist Baba Alpha

Authorities in Niger should reverse the expulsion of journalist Baba Alpha and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

10 Apr 2018

The World Press Freedom Index 2017 by .
#FairnessFirst: Grave press freedom violations in Africa

Freedom of speech, long seen as a mainstay of the Western world, isn't necessarily a given elsewhere, especially when you criticise government policy and work in the media...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Apr 2018

SA adman feared abducted in Rwanda
SA adman feared abducted in Rwanda

Criticism of Rwandan President Paul Kagame is believed to be the reason behind the disappearance of South African advertising professional, Leon Orsmond...

29 Mar 2018

(L to R): Thierry Zomahoun, president and CEO of AIMS, and founder and chair of NEF, Elsevier CEO, Ron Mobed.
New scientific publication boosts African research

An open access multi-disciplinary journal to boost the global reach of research from Africa has been launched by the next Einstein Forum...

28 Mar 2018

Caroline Kende-Robb is chief advisor to Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, chair of the UK Education Commission.
These are the eight reasons why 2018 could be Africa's year

It is in Africa where the rays of prosperity are shining brightest. 2018 will be a breakout year for many - though not all - African economies, owing to gains in eight key areas...

By Caroline Kende-Robb 27 Mar 2018

Africa CEO Forum.
Showcasing African startups and leadership

For the sixth consecutive year, the Africa CEO Forum will honour the economic performance of leaders, companies and investors in Africa...

22 Mar 2018

Cameroon: Media defies ban on political debate
Cameroon: Media defies ban on political debate

Private media outlets in Cameroon are defying a ban on political programs imposed by the country's National Communication Council...

16 Mar 2018

#FreeShawkan
Do not criminalise media workers - UN

UN experts condemn decision to seek death sentence against Egyptian photojournalist Abou Zeid...

15 Mar 2018

2018 Africa Forum CEO of the Year: Nadia Fettah, MD of Saham Finances,
Nadia Fettah named 'CEO of the Year'

The 2018 Africa CEO Forum Awards has named 'CEO of the Year'; and 'Most Promising Company of the Year' award...

12 Mar 2018

Nomfundo Dlamini, Tank Research founder.
Marketing is key in medicines distribution in Africa

The media is a key platform for dissemination of information around medications on the continent in Africa, where virtual spaza shops for drugs proliferate...

By Nomfundo Dlamini 8 Mar 2018

Kenya's A24Media launches $1m media tech investment fund
Kenya's A24Media launches $1m media tech investment fund

Kenyan independent news channel A24Media has announced the launch of a US$1 million investment fund to back innovative media technology developers from around the world...

By Gabriella Mulligan 8 Mar 2018

Alexi Wheeler, vice president, animation production and development, Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler on entering the age of content

Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler shares about the talk he presented at the 2018 CTIAF, how he feels about the role of women in the animation industry and elaborates on what he thinks the industry as a whole can still improve on...

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Mar 2018

#FreeTonyEzimakor campaign.
Nigerian authorities must release journalist Jones Abiri

Nigerian journalist Tony Ezimakor released; colleague remains behind bars...

7 Mar 2018

Barclays Africa Group Limited appoints Dentsu Aegis Network across 10 sub-Saharan Africa markets
Barclays Africa Group Limited appoints Dentsu Aegis Network across 10 sub-Saharan Africa markets

Dentsu Aegis Network will be taking over media planning and buying duties across 10 sub-Saharan African BAGL markets including Absa and the Barclays Africa network...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 5 Mar 2018

Investing in media measurement in Africa
Investing in media measurement in Africa

Media Measure, an African media compliance and marketing insights business operating in nine African countries, has received investment...

1 Mar 2018

Human rights activist Annie Raman on Fort Review.
#FortReview: "How creativity can save lives when put to good use" - Annie Raman

Here's how Fort Review is changing perceptions and giving a voice to issues of industry equality, as well as the rise of advertising that goes beyond just punting a product to actually solving a societal issue...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2018

Two Nigerian journalists charged with cybercrime
Two Nigerian journalists charged with cybercrime

Nigerian authorities should immediately drop plans to charge Timothy and Daniel Elombah, editor and chief executive respectively, of the independent Elombah news website, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

28 Feb 2018

Thomson Reuters launches Eikon mobile app in Africa
Thomson Reuters launches Eikon mobile app in Africa

Thomson Reuters has announced the launch of the Thomson Reuters Eikon mobile app to give their customers in Africa access and instant connection to financial analysis...

20 Feb 2018

Federico de Nardis,CEO Of GroupM Sub-Saharan Africa.
New CEO for Group M Sub-Saharan Africa

Federico de Nardis has been named CEO Of GroupM Sub-Saharan Africa...

16 Feb 2018

ECOWAS court rules Gambia violated rights of journalists
ECOWAS court rules Gambia violated rights of journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the Gambian government to act on a judgment passed today by the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to immediately repeal its laws on criminal libel, sedition, and false news...

15 Feb 2018

Ringier Africa signs pan-African content agreement with NYT
Ringier Africa signs pan-African content agreement with NYT

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing will publish New York Times journalism under its new media brand Pulse in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria...

13 Feb 2018

Niger radio, TV channels in protest over tax audit
Niger radio, TV channels in protest over tax audit

Privately-run newspapers and radio and TV channels in Niger protested last week over a tax audit that they said sought to "stifle" the country's independent media...

12 Feb 2018

Maithreyi Seetharaman in Abu Dhabi.
Africanews launches weekly business, lifestyle programme for Middle East

Africanews has launched 'Inspire Middle East' for its African and European audiences...

9 Feb 2018

Print monitoring for press release distribution in Africa launched
Print monitoring for press release distribution in Africa launched

The APO Group has launched the first print monitoring service for press releases distributed in Africa, after the APO Innovation Lab designed a cutting-edge print monitoring system for press releases distributed across Africa...

7 Feb 2018

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