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Date: 30 Sep 2016
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African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission established
African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission established

The African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) will be responsible for the promotion of the rapid development of the African audiovisual and cinema industry...

23 Jun 2016

Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam Awards
Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam Awards

Kenya's Business Daily journalist, Allan Odhiambo, wins at Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism...

10 Jun 2016

License-free Chinese content for African broadcasters
License-free Chinese content for African broadcasters

BON Cloud debuts license-free content for African broadcasters seeking China-related stories...

31 May 2016

BBC World Service selects Lagos innovations for pilots
BBC World Service selects Lagos innovations for pilots

BBC Connected Studio and the BBC World Service have selected two teams from Lagos to pilot digital innovations...

By Tom Jackson 20 May 2016

Vuma FM team with celebs
Times Media Radio's newbies mint new listener numbers

According to SAARF's latest Commercial Radio Listening RAMS figures, all three Times Media Radio stations have increased their listenership. Tony Mallam, Head of Radio: Times Media Limited tells us how they got this right through differentiating their offering...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Oct 2015

Central Darfur to establish four radio stations
Central Darfur to establish four radio stations

The government of Central Darfur has agreed with the federal Ministry of Information on the establishment of FM broadcasting stations in the state...

9 Oct 2015

Adelle Onyango named mentor for Obama initiative
Adelle Onyango named mentor for Obama initiative

Kiss FM presenter and artiste Adelle Onyango has been appointed as one of the youth mentors in East African region for the Young African Leaders Initiative 2015.

By Elly Gitau 10 Jul 2015

PAMRO conference to tap into African media research
PAMRO conference to tap into African media research

The 16th annual Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) conference is set to take place this year in Tanzania from 23 - 26 August at the Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, Dar es Salaam...

3 Jul 2015

Calling Africa's journalists...
Calling Africa's journalists...

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...

17 Apr 2015

Authority seeks to regulate ads on TV and radio
Authority seeks to regulate ads on TV and radio

NAIROBI: Advertisements on radio and television will be restricted to a maximum seven minutes in every 30 minutes of broadcasting, in proposed code of conduct for radio and TV services...

By Kennedy Kangethe 17 Apr 2015

PAMRO meeting on Media Research for One Continent
PAMRO meeting on Media Research for One Continent

The 16th PAMRO meeting and All Africa Media Research Conference will take place from 23 - 26 August 2015 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the Best Western Coral Beach Hotel...

9 Apr 2015

TCRA for developmental oriented radio content
TCRA for developmental oriented radio content

Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) Director General, Prof John Nkoma has stressed on the need for communication service providers to serve the public with content that will foster development...

By Nelly Mtema 27 Mar 2015

Media analysts sceptical over launch of third news agency
Media analysts sceptical over launch of third news agency

The launch of a third commercial newswire agency to replace the nonprofit independent South African Press Association (Sapa) has led to criticism...

11 Mar 2015

The images we were allowed to see... Zuma speaking before an orderly house. (Image: GCIS)
One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015

When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study
When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study

WASHINGTON, US: It's true. Don't believe everything you read on the Internet...

17 Feb 2015

YFM youth about to be clued up to the BBC Minute
YFM youth about to be clued up to the BBC Minute

Saturday, 14 February wasn't just about bumped-up prices for red roses and chocolates - it also saw the launch of BBC Minute, a one-minute global English news round-up on YFM...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Feb 2015

Tough year ahead for Somalian media
Tough year ahead for Somalian media

Somali Independent Media Houses Association is concerned about increasing crackdown by the federal government of Somalia against the media in the country...

7 Jan 2015

Bloggers and journalists held without charge beyond 80-day deadline
Bloggers and journalists held without charge beyond 80-day deadline

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

Ethiopia under fire over journalist's arrest, detention
Ethiopia under fire over journalist's arrest, detention

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

Times Media Group acquires 49% stake in Radio Africa
Times Media Group acquires 49% stake in Radio Africa

Times Media Group of South Africa has bought a 49% stake in Radio Africa Limited. TMG acquired the minority stake in Radio Africa for $18.62m (Sh1.58 billion).

14 Apr 2014

AFEX network highlights need for protection of journalists
AFEX network highlights need for protection of journalists

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

State blocks Kadaga media campaign
State blocks Kadaga media campaign

A campaign waged by a group of youths in Busoga to promote Parliament Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, as future president has caught the eye of government and ultimately run into trouble.

15 Jan 2014

Young Journalists Scholarship open for applications
Young Journalists Scholarship open for applications

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

(Image: NASA, via Wikimedia Commons)
'Beyond Retail' for Africa

Professional services firm, Deloitte was a title sponsor of the inaugural World Retail Congress Africa, held last month in Sandton. I spoke to Ilse du Toit, a manager within the Strategy & Innovation practice at Deloitte Consulting.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Dec 2013

Harsh media law casts dark shadow on Kenya
Harsh media law casts dark shadow on Kenya

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

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice
Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

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

Kenya's digital migration has not been postponed
Kenya's digital migration has not been postponed

The Kenyan government has announced the gazetted date of 13 December 2013, for digital migration in the country's capital Nairobi and its surroundings still stands as scheduled, despite reports it had been postponed again.

5 Nov 2013

Kenya's digital migration pushed to June 2014
Kenya's digital migration pushed to June 2014

The Kenyan government has again postponed the deadline for digital migration to June 2014, following a successful petition by the Media Owners Association who say the deadline was unfeasible and all the stakeholders were not on board.

By Nick Sato 30 Oct 2013

Somali Media Awards 2013 open for entries
Somali Media Awards 2013 open for entries

Journalists are invited to submit stories that highlight and explain development and humanitarian issues for the 2013 Somali Media Awards.

24 Oct 2013

SA launches radio to broadcast foreign policy
SA launches radio to broadcast foreign policy

South Africa launched an online, 24-hour radio station on Thursday, 17 October that aims to showcase its foreign policy and shore up its position as a continental economic and political powerhouse.

18 Oct 2013

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