Kenyan politicians threaten media
Kenyan politicians threaten media

Kenyan parliamentarians harass journalists following corruption allegations...

6 Aug 2018

Analysis of Zimbabwe's "online propaganda war"
Analysis of Zimbabwe's "online propaganda war"

"A vicious online propaganda war that includes fake news" was being waged in Zimbabwe ahead of the elections on 30 July...

By Dumisani Moyo 2 Aug 2018

Co-founders Sitati Kituyi (left) and Dicky Hokie Junior.
Kenyan entrepreneurs create African-focused stock photo platform

Kenya-based AfricanStockPhoto is a stock photography marketplace. Sitati Kituyi co-founder and CTO, talks about his entrepreneurial journey...

2 Aug 2018

How to deal with the troll armies
How to deal with the troll armies

Reporters Without Borders has recommended that media organisations and journalists around the world strengthen training in digital security in the face of increasing cyberviolence...

By Louise Marsland 31 Jul 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping, BRICS Summit, South Africa.
The next decade of BRICS

Chinese president shares thoughts on world's next decade, at BRICS Business Forum...

30 Jul 2018

UN journalism award open for entry
UN journalism award open for entry

Entries for the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) Awards are now open for best journalistic coverage of the United Nations and UN agencies...

30 Jul 2018

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, left, and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki celebrate the reopening of the Embassy of Eritrea in Addis Ababa on July 16. An Ethiopian news crew was attacked and their driver killed while traveling to the capital to cover the visit. Credit: AFP/Michael Tewelde.
In Ethiopia, driver for news crew dies from injuries after attack

Authorities in Ethiopia should investigate an attack on a news crew from the state-owned Dire Dawa Mass Media Agency that led to the death of the crew's driver...

26 Jul 2018

Nelson Mandela image from
#Mandela100: Using the spirit of Ubuntu to address knowledge gaps on Wikipedia

Wikimania 2018, held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time from 18 to 22 July 2018, highlighted clear links to Nelson Mandela's legacy and how we can all help put African knowledge on top as Wikipedia aims to create greater knowledge equity into 2030...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Jul 2018

Africa.com buys iAfrica
Africa.com buys iAfrica

The acquisition by Africa.com of iAfrica.com is set to increase news coverage and enhance user experience of the brand across the continent...

17 Jul 2018

Peace Hyde joins Essence Festival media panel in US
Peace Hyde joins Essence Festival media panel in US

African media entrepreneur represented at annual Essence Festival in New Orleans...

10 Jul 2018

Somaliland bans operations of privately owned newspaper
Somaliland bans operations of privately owned newspaper

Authorities in the breakaway state of Somaliland should immediately lift a ban on the operations of Waaberi newspaper, a privately owned daily, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

9 Jul 2018

Ethiopia allows access to over 260 blocked websites
Ethiopia allows access to over 260 blocked websites

The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed the Ethiopian government's decision to allow access to 264 websites, including news outlets and blogs, that were blocked in the country...

6 Jul 2018

Building a digital continent
Building a digital continent

Building a digital continent: towards a new model for collaboration between Africa and its more developed peers...

By Michael Pittelkow 5 Jul 2018

Investing in youth entrepreneurship
Investing in youth entrepreneurship

Youth for Africa and SDGs (YAS!), a Pan-African entrepreneurship ecosystem catalyser launches...

4 Jul 2018

Influential Africans changing the narrative on Africa
Influential Africans changing the narrative on Africa

The most influential people of African descent that are changing the conversation on Africa globally to that of an 'Africa Rising', have been named in Los Angeles...

3 Jul 2018

African media and culture honourees
African media and culture honourees

MIPAD unveils media and culture class of 2018 finalists, recognising excellence in people of African descent from over 50 countries worldwide...

21 Jun 2018

CPJ slams Tanzania govt for "draconian" social media laws
CPJ slams Tanzania govt for "draconian" social media laws

Tanzania forces forums, blogs, and streaming websites to comply with draconian regulations...

19 Jun 2018

Amal Khalifa Idris Habbani, a freelance journalist and contributor to the Sudanese news outlet Al-Taghyeer.
2018 International Press Freedom Award winners

The Committee to Protect Journalists will honour journalists from Sudan, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Vietnam with its 2018 International Press Freedom Awards...

18 Jun 2018

Tanzania shuts down Jamii Forums over tough new rules
Tanzania shuts down Jamii Forums over tough new rules

A popular Tanzanian blogging site, Jamii Forums, has shut down following government enforcement of harsh new online content regulations...

14 Jun 2018

Global inequalities and the digital future dissected by media
Global inequalities and the digital future dissected by media

This week around 2,000 guests from 100 countries will discuss various aspects of 'Global Inequalities' at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum (GMF) in Bonn, Germany...

12 Jun 2018

DW journalists investigate bias against Africa visa applications
DW journalists investigate bias against Africa visa applications

Data analysis by Deutsche Welle has shown that visa prospects are worse for Africans in comparison to the rest of the world...

8 Jun 2018

How data and content is powering marketing innovation in Africa
How data and content is powering marketing innovation in Africa

Data and content will be the two factors that continue to drive innovation for African brands across the continent...

By Cathy Ibal 8 Jun 2018

US-based OMN TV explores opportunities in Ethiopia
US-based OMN TV explores opportunities in Ethiopia

US Based OMN Television team en route to Ethiopia to 'explore opportunities' to open local branch offices...

7 Jun 2018

Release of Edelman Trust Barometer in Nigeria.
78% of Nigerians still trust the media

The first bespoke Edelman Trust Barometer for Nigeria has been launched in Lagos. It measures trust in media, business and government...

4 Jun 2018

Somaliland arrests journalists, bans TV stations
Somaliland arrests journalists, bans TV stations

Authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland should desist from detaining and harassing journalists covering a conflict with Puntland...

4 Jun 2018

Wikipedia Conference to be held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time
Wikipedia Conference to be held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time

A first-ever gathering in the sub-Saharan African region will be held in Cape Town, bringing together more than 700 people to discuss how to improve the diversity of knowledge represented on Wikipedia and Wikimedia sites...

1 Jun 2018

Barbara Kaija, group editor-in-chief of New Vision Press and Publishing Company and Noura al Hourani, lead Arabic editor at Syria Direct.
Wan-Ifra reveals 2018 Laureates of Women in News Editorial Leadership Award

Wan-Ifra has announced the 2018 Laureates of the Women in News Editorial Leadership Award...

24 May 2018

97 percent of Kenyans use online video services
97 percent of Kenyans use online video services

The latest study from GfKshows that 97% of Kenyan adults with internet access are using some form of online video service, with nearly two-thirds paying to view digital online content...

24 May 2018

DISCOP Markets.
More than 500 content producers from Africa heading for DISCOP Johannesburg

More than 500 film, television, digital and video gaming content producers from all over Africa will converge at DISCOP Johannesburg...

23 May 2018

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