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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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By Julius Bizimungu

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Mediatech Africa: next gen features and new tech

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By Peter Adamu

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Tiso Blackstar renames, acquires Times Media Group and Kagiso Tiso Holdings share

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Access urges action on Burundi's internet shut down
Access urges action on Burundi's internet shut down

Access, a global human rights group, has appealed to the United Nations and the African Union to intervene in the Burundian government's decision to block mobile social media amid protests...

By Lilian Mutegi

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

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

Four reasons to invest in DRC's digital economy
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Although the government of the DRC has included provisions for digital infrastructure development as part of their 2012-16 plans, the private sector is where the developmental race is really happening...

Zambia Daily Mail editor fired
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A wave of panic has hit the public media following the dismissal of Zambia Daily Mail news editor Newton Sibanda...

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Media analysts sceptical over launch of third news agency

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When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study

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Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2

It took 14 years to sell 40 million laptops, but only four years to sell 40 million tablets...

By Danette Breitenbach

Association of Rwandan Female Journalists elect new leadership
Association of Rwandan Female Journalists elect new leadership

The Association of Rwandan Female Journalists (ARFEM), over the weekend, elected new leaders to run the association for the next three years...

By Emmanuel Ntirenganya

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Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed
Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

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.

Enter the 2014 AfricaCom Awards now
Enter the 2014 AfricaCom Awards now

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African winner in 2014 IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards
African winner in 2014 IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards

As the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) celebrates its 25th year honouring courageous women journalists around the world, it has announced the recipients of its 2014 Courage in Journalism Award.

UN condemns killing of French journalist in CAR
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Campaign launched to fight hate speech in African media

Delegates at a two-day media forum on hate speech in Kigali late last week have launched a continental campaign against hate speech to put media houses at the centre of fighting the vice and promoting peace.

By Eugene Kwibuka

Festival of Media announces tech start-up programme and UKTI backing
Festival of Media announces tech start-up programme and UKTI backing

The Festival of Media - the world's largest event dedicated to the $500bn media industry - has announced the launch of a new initiative designed to find the most innovative technology start-ups.

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Issued by C Squared

Anton Harber
Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber

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TORONTO, CANADA: Since the invention of the internet, suddenly the phrase 'dot com' became the single most powerful word of the century...

By Naseem Javed

Euronews to launch pan-African multilingual news channel
Euronews to launch pan-African multilingual news channel

In 18 months time, Euronews, in partnership with the national television channel of the Republic of the Congo, will bring to Africa its unique know-how as a multi-lingual and multi-cultural news channel, Africanews, broadcasting around the clock.

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By Danette Breitenbach

RFPA Awards recognises importance of youth reporters
RFPA Awards recognises importance of youth reporters

Yesterday, 19 November 2013, the Radio for Peacebuilding Africa (RFPA) Awards, which recognises quality radio programmes that contribute to building peace and tolerance in the continent, will host its annual ceremony in Kigali, Rwanda.

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

Zulu TV channel for sub-Saharan Africa
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South African arts practitioner Mbongeni Ngema has announced that his company, Committed Artists Records and Films, will unveil a new Zulu TV channel on 30 September 2013 at KZN Music House in Durban.

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa
The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

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

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