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Ethiopian journalists Eskinder Nega and Woubshet Taye released
Ethiopian journalists Eskinder Nega and Woubshet Taye released

Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega has finally been released from prison...

3 days ago

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

Ethiopian journalist, Eskinder Nega.
Ethiopia's Eskinder Nega refuses to sign false confession in exchange for prison release

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Ethiopian government's attempts to compel Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega to sign a false confession before releasing him...

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

Charles Murito, country manager of Google Kenya |
Google Kenya's Charles Murito on digital advertising and the age of assistance

Google SA hosted a media event earlier this week to bring media practitioners across Africa up to speed on the latest technological advancements in the digital advertising space, focusing on Google Ads in particular...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Feb 2018

Sudan detains local journalist, confiscates newspapers following reporting on protests
Sudan detains local journalist, confiscates newspapers following reporting on protests

Sudanese authorities should immediately release al-Jarida reporter Ahmed Jadein, cease confiscating newspapers, and allow journalists to report on matters of public interest without fear of reprisal...

5 Feb 2018

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YouTube labels state-sponsored news as rules tighten

YouTube began labeling news broadcasts that get government money as it vowed to be stricter about content at the globally popular online video-sharing service...

5 Feb 2018

Kenyan government ignores court order over broadcasting ban
Kenyan government ignores court order over broadcasting ban

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the Kenyan government to obey a court order suspending a broadcasting ban on four privately owned television stations...

2 Feb 2018

Promoting media freedom across the globe
Promoting media freedom across the globe

Deutsche Welle has launched DW Freedom, a project to encourage and protect freedom of speech and media freedoms around the world...

1 Feb 2018

Editors condemn Kenyan govt attempts to muzzle media
Editors condemn Kenyan govt attempts to muzzle media

In a statement by the African Editors' Forum on media freedom in Kenya, the recent actions by the government to curb media freedoms has been strongly condemned...

1 Feb 2018

Embrace digital but ignore traditional media at your peril
Embrace digital but ignore traditional media at your peril

Thabiso Dlamini explores several reasons why marketers need to focus on developing their relationship with traditional media now more than ever...

By Thabiso Dlamini 1 Feb 2018

Scurrilous Ugandan tabloid returns to news stands
Scurrilous Ugandan tabloid returns to news stands

A notorious Ugandan tabloid made its much anticipated return to news stands Monday after a two-month shutdown prompted by a story that Kampala was allegedly plotting to topple President Paul Kagame of neighbouring Rwanda...

30 Jan 2018

New appointment to lead CNN sales in EMEA
New appointment to lead CNN sales in EMEA

CNN has appointed an EMEA content sales lead to work with broadcast and digital partners...

29 Jan 2018

Hundreds protest Morocco trial of journalists
Hundreds protest Morocco trial of journalists

Hundreds protested on Thursday outside a Moroccan court in support of four journalists being tried for publishing content deemed confidential...

29 Jan 2018

New spotlight on media and digital at African Utility Week Awards
New spotlight on media and digital at African Utility Week Awards

Two new categories have been added to the fifth annual African Utility Week Industry Awards to honour excellence in energy or water journalism, as well as digitally advanced utilities...

26 Jan 2018

Why release of two journalists in Ethiopia does not signal end to press crackdown
Why release of two journalists in Ethiopia does not signal end to press crackdown

Ethiopia's use of imprisonment, harassment, and surveillance means that the country continues to be a hostile environment for journalists...

By Muthoki Mumo and Jonathan Rozen 26 Jan 2018

Popular Ugandan tabloid back in print after ban
Popular Ugandan tabloid back in print after ban

Uganda's most popular tabloid paper will soon be back on newsstands after senior management promised to be more "professional" and were given a presidential pardon late Tuesday...

25 Jan 2018

Re/Insurance journalism awards deadline
Re/Insurance journalism awards deadline

Pan African Re/Insurance firm Continental Re has announced prizes for finalists of the 2018 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards...

25 Jan 2018

Sudan arrests journalists, confiscates papers for reporting on inflation protests
Sudan arrests journalists, confiscates papers for reporting on inflation protests

Sudanese authorities should cease harassing and arresting journalists and confiscating newspapers, and should allow journalists to report on matters of public interest without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today...

19 Jan 2018

Security police prevent publication of Sudan newspapers
Security police prevent publication of Sudan newspapers

Eight newspapers have been prevented from publication and distribution by National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), this week, amidst protests against recent austerity measures...

10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Telling the truth is not a lie
#BizTrends2018: Telling the truth is not a lie

Remind the world that responsible journalism in a healthy democracy holds power accountable and delivers the truth at all costs, despite what the architects of hate may say...

By Samantha Page 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Five Predictions for media
#BizTrends2018: Five Predictions for media

The demise of Twitter, consolidation in the media, the false economy of programmatic and other predictions...

By Lisa Macleod 8 Jan 2018

Daniel Munslow, independent communications consultant.
#BizTrends2018: Are you a reputational resilience expert or crisis fodder?

2017 was not a good year for companies handling crises. The number of casualties was alarming. We had our pick of it - from motoring, to beverages, to aviation, and everything in between...

By Daniel Munslow 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: A few 'bone shakers' for media in 2018
#BizTrends2018: A few 'bone shakers' for media in 2018

Going into 2018, we need to give the word disruption the respect it deserves...

By Graham Deneys 8 Jan 2018

Omar Essack, CEO of Primedia Broadcasting.
#BizTrends2018: Advertising platform accountability

We live in a world of blurred lines. There are companies that look and feel like cab companies. We love the services they deliver, so we're grateful for them but they claim not to be cab companies...

By Omar Essack 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Prescriptive data in the digital space, the next big thing
#BizTrends2018: Prescriptive data in the digital space, the next big thing

The recent advances in data analytics and machine learning will see a huge shift in how we use data in 2018...

By Paula Raubenheimer 8 Jan 2018

Somali authorities arrest local journalist following critical reporting
Somali authorities arrest local journalist following critical reporting

Somali authorities should immediately release Abdishakur Abdullahi Ahmed, also known as Shaasha, who works as a correspondent for the Nairobi-based RTN Somali TV channel ...

5 Jan 2018

A December to remember: Africa's dire press freedom record
A December to remember: Africa's dire press freedom record

The media landscape for journalists and other media workers remains grim in many parts of Africa, with targeted killings and continued attacks on freedom of speech...

3 Jan 2018

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