Twitter has been abuzz in Kenya with news about a woman being attacked and stripped at a bus stop because she was "inappropriately dressed". Subsequently the #MyDressMyChoice hashtag has been trending in Nairobi...
By Ilse van den Berg 19 Nov 2014 12:24
LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...
5 Nov 2014 11:06
LYON, FRANCE: Euronews takes flight: 575 planes and a potential annual audience of 80 million passengers.
6 Aug 2014 09:02
The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.
18 Jul 2014 09:05
Entries are now open for the 2014 AfricaCom Awards, which celebrate the breakthroughs and most influential players shaping the telecommunications and ICT industry in Africa.
18 Jul 2014 08:51
The six Zone9 bloggers and three journalists held arbitrarily since 25 and 26 April have not been formally charged within the 80-day limit allowed by Ethiopia's draconian terrorism law...
17 Jul 2014 09:25
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Friday called on authorities in Ethiopia to release a journalist being held without charge following a spate of similar arrests in recent weeks.
2 Jun 2014 09:35
WASHINGTON, USA: Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks, said a study released Wednesday, 14 May.
15 May 2014 07:29
ARTICLE 19 condemns the arrest of six 'Zone 9' bloggers and three freelance journalists in Ethiopia, all of whom have been charged with working with foreign organisations that claim to be human rights activists and receiving finance to incite public violence through social media.
29 Apr 2014 13:43
SatLink Communications has been appointed by the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA) for the global distribution of its government-owned ETV news channel.
13 Mar 2014 08:49
The newly established freedom of expression network, African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has deplored the current state of attacks, arrests, detentions, incarcerations and harassments meted out to journalists while on the job in many countries on the continent.
13 Feb 2014 14:43
The Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) secretariat, organiser of the second High-Level Meeting of the AEEP, invites young journalists to be part of, and contribute to, the conference, to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 12-13 February 2014.
7 Jan 2014 13:44
As Kenya prepares to mark her Golden Jubilee on 12 December, we are still lagging behind in tackling some of the challenges we face as a country. Freedom of expression as stipulated in Article 34 of our Constitution is under threat. Corruption and cheap politics still reign supreme.
By Oscar Okwaro 9 Dec 2013 09:50
The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.
By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33
Journalists are invited to submit stories that highlight and explain development and humanitarian issues for the 2013 Somali Media Awards.
24 Oct 2013 11:31
Sudan is currently experiencing a complete internet blackout, writes Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai on Mashable. The country seems to have cut itself off from the internet on 25 September.
26 Sep 2013 10:51
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25
4 September saw the launch of the MSN Kenya portal, similar to the portals already launched in South Africa and Nigeria, reports TechMtaa.
5 Sep 2013 10:19
The BBC is opening a new pan-Africa Business Unit in Johannesburg this month, director of BBC Global News, Peter Horrocks, announced yesterday, Sunday, 1 September.
2 Sep 2013 06:43
The debut edition of the OLX Social Media Awards will be held on 9 August 2013 at the Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi.
29 Jul 2013 11:49
Finalists in the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards have been announced by Ferial Haffajee, chair of the independent judging panel.
15 Jul 2013 14:47
One Africa Media (OAM), previously named Private Property Holdings, has secured a US$25-million round of investment from Australian-listed jobs portal SEEK, for the expansion of its operations across Africa.
Issued by Private Property 28 Jun 2013 13:25
In a tiny sweltering tin-roofed shack inside one of Mogadishu's bullet-riddled neighbourhoods, two brothers, Ali Hassan and Mustafa Yare, sit hunched over one of eight humming desktop computers. Together they show Nasteexo Cadey, a young veiled student at Mogadishu University, how to set up her Facebook account, browse YouTube videos and check her e-mail.
By Jonathan Kalan 28 Jun 2013 10:21
AdFu, the audience and display inventory network of sites owned by Kagiso Media, has extended its reach into the African online market by adding the Africa-born social network, Yookos, to its portfolio. This adds even more inventory to AdFu's African value proposition while also helping Yookos to drive revenue growth by maximising inventory yield.
14 Jun 2013 11:10