Can the rise of private media in Africa scale back the dominance of state-owned media on the continent?
Today, 3 May, is World Press Freedom Day and the 25-year anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration on media freedom in Africa...
Bloomberg, the site for business and financial market news, is calling on freelance reporters with English-language capabilities to cover business and general news.
2 Oct 2012
Three years ago I decided to bring a major tech conference to Africa - Tech4Africa. The incredible personal journey that I have been on since the conference's inception has tested my resolve to the limits as there have been many obstacles to overcome and it would have been so easy to have compromised my ideals or given up altogether.
Gareth Knight 25 Sep 2012
Gerald Muhangi, head of publications and editor in chief Inspire Africa magazine speaks about the future of the magazine, entrepreneurship in Africa and the magazine environment.
Walter Wafula 20 Sep 2012
With the growth of social media in the business and communication industries, Social Edge Africa has conceptualized and spearheaded the formation of social media clubs dubbed SocialPro clubs in universities across the country.
3 Sep 2012
U Film It, an online video contest platform for brands and non-profits that want to create consumer engagement through user-generated videos, photos and text, launched a video contest with the theme 'Peace Through The Screen' which aims on helping spread the word of peace.
3 Sep 2012
It is estimated that by the end of 2012, there will be 735 million mobile subscribers in Africa. By 2014, the smart phone will be the main gadget that will be used to access the internet. What does this mean?
Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 31 Aug 2012
Day 3 of the 14th Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) and All Africa Media Research Conference that ended on Wednesday, 29 August 2012, in Kampala, Uganda included a session that explored ways to measure ROI on social media.
Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 31 Aug 2012
The 14th Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) and All Africa Media Research Conference is currently going on in Uganda's capital, Kampala. The opening day of conference involved engaging discussions on ways of measuring media audiences.
Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 28 Aug 2012
The Ugandan government over the weekend once again revealed plans to build an alternative undersea cable to service the nation, as constant interruptions from Kenya is no longer a viable option.
20 Aug 2012
Public and private players from various African countries recently met during the third Africa Governance, Leadership and Management Convention 2012 that was held in Mombasa, Kenya. The theme of the convention was: Towards Sustainable Wealth and Job Creation: Challenges and Opportunities for Africa. One of the sessions was dedicated to deliberating on how the media can encourage healthy private public partnership in wealth and job creation in Africa.
Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 17 Aug 2012
KHARTOUM, SUDAN: A Sudanese official has expressed dissatisfaction with the existence of virtual newspapers and media outlets operating without regulation from the state, warning that they represent "a challenge to journalism".
16 Aug 2012
New Vision has displaced Monitor Online as the most visited local website in Uganda following its redesign. The website which is the online version of The New Vision print newspaper in Uganda regained the top spot last week after the revamped version was uploaded.
Walter Wafula 7 Aug 2012
Transparency International and the hosts of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (15th IACC) invite young journalists working in the sub-Saharan Africa region to be part of the anti-corruption conference to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 7-10 November 2012.
7 Aug 2012
Gateway Communications, a supplier of pan-African telecommunications services, has provided connectivity solution to Emtel, for the remote islands of Agalega and Rodrigues, which form part of the Republic of Mauritius.
31 Jul 2012
The World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Foundation is to host the 1st Regional Web-Reach Internet Marketing Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya from 4-8 September 2012. The workshop is aimed at helping women entrepreneurs in the African continent to increase online presence and enhance their market reach, both local and international.
30 Jul 2012
Tom Mboya and Evanson Nyaga, from Kenya, have been awarded the top prize at this year's CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 Awards Ceremony which took place on Saturday, 21 July 2012, in Zambia.
23 Jul 2012
The newly rebranded industry body Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) has turned to social media in a strategy aimed at creating a platform where members of the public can engage senior executives in the banking sector. The online event is part of a wider plan by the industry umbrella body to engage stakeholders and increase awareness and knowledge about the banking industry.
Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 17 Jul 2012
LONDON, UK: Video streaming will be the next big wave of online content use in Africa. There are still considerable network challenges but... the level of existing use shows that once these issues are resolved, the volume of users will be in the millions. Russell Southwood spoke to the biggest player in the market, Google's YouTube. Elijah Kitaka explained how it sees the potential of video streaming being realised.
Russell Southwood 16 Jul 2012
Many companies in Africa are embracing social media to reach their online customers like elsewhere in the world. Moses Serugo, an arts journalist, social media marketer and proprietor of Kampalaone.com spoke to Bizcommunity about the benefits of social media marketing in Uganda.
Walter Wafula 12 Jul 2012
Day 1 of the Broadcast Film and Music Africa (BFMA) conference opened with a house full. The two day conference, under the theme "Innovation, investment and partnerships for local content and service excellence" takes place at the Oshwal Centre, located in the Nairobi Central Business District, Kenya.
Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 11 Jul 2012
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has launched the much-anticipated Galaxy S III in Kenya. The launch in Kenya is part of Samsung's bid to maintain market leadership. Kenya is the second African country, after South Africa, to host the launch of the Galaxy SIII.
Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 10 Jul 2012
The Broadcast, Film and Music Africa (BFMA) conference opening tomorrow in Nairobi has producers and film experts from the USA's Hollywood, Nigeria's Nollywood and India's Bollywood in the list of experts speaking at the conference.
9 Jul 2012
Described as Africa's leading literary award, the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing has been awarded to Nigerian Rotimi Babatunde for his short story entitled Bombay's Republic published in the Mirabilia Review.
3 Jul 2012
Kenya is preparing to host the fourth Broadcast, Film and Music Africa (BFMA) Conference from 10-11 July 2012. The conference is expected to attract filmmakers, broadcasters and other creative content firms from Africa.
Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 2 Jul 2012
Online Arabic newspaper Hurriyat Sudan has reported that the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has blocked its website since 25 June 2012, following its coverage of protests in Khartoum and other towns.
28 Jun 2012
The Ethiopian government has dismissed allegations that it has banned Skype and other use of Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) services that offer audio and video related communications over the internet.
25 Jun 2012
Email marketing puts the ability to connect with potential and existing customers at the touch of a button. Despite this simplicity, however, deciding how to approach and manage the process of email marketing can still be a challenge for businesses looking to leverage the channel to communicate competently and achieve a high return on investment.
Wikus Engelbrecht 18 Jun 2012
By bringing together the media research industry across African borders, the Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) aims to produce harmonised, compatible and comprehensive audience measurement data for the entire continent. By promoting media research in Africa, PAMRO aims to assist in uncovering the opportunities that exist for growth and development in all African countries. One of PAMRO's key vehicles for bringing people together from around the continent is its annual conference, the PAMRO All Africa Media Research Conference.
15 Jun 2012