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Rwanda recently hosted the Fifth East Africa Media Summit that brought together over 200 media experts in the region to deliberate on the opportunities and challenges faced by journalists while covering the East African story. The New Times caught up with the senior public relations officer, Owora Othieno, for an insight on EAC's prospects, its relationship with journalists, among other issues.
Ivan R. Mugisha 20 Aug 2012
BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: The appeal hearing of a Burundi journalist jailed for life in June will open 28 September 2012 in the central town of Gitega, a spokesman for the country's supreme court said on Tuesday.
15 Aug 2012
Rwandan president Paul Kagame last week opened the Fifth East African Community (EAC) Media Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, with a call to journalists from around the region to help enhance the community's integration process.
13 Aug 2012
The world has caught Olympic fever and South Africans are glued to their TV screens thanks to the likes of Chad Le Clos, Cameron van der Burgh and the lightweight men's four rowing team, who have bagged three gold medals at the London 2012 Games.
Donna Rachelson 8 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
Anthony Kasunda, the chairperson of the Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) has been elected chairperson of the MISA Regional Governing Council (RGC) at the 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 29 July 2012, at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre in Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 31 Jul 2012
CNBC Africa has opened its eighth African bureau in Zambia as it continues to widen its African reporting footprint. The bureau, a joint venture with Zambia's national broadcaster, ZNBC, will be based in the Zambian capital, Lusaka.
25 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 Angolan social communication minister, Carolina Cerqueira, left Luanda on yesterday, 18 July 2012, for Zambia, to witness the awards ceremony of the CNN Multichoice African Journalism Awards on Saturday, 21 July, in Lusaka.
19 Jul 2012
Government authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have arrested three Ugandan journalists for allegedly entering the country without proper documents and permission.
17 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
Airtel has announced the introduction of the fastest mobile internet in Rwanda, with the launch of its 3.75G platform in the country.
5 Jul 2012
Global public relations and communications firm, Burson-Marsteller recently acquired a controlling stake in Johannesburg-based Arcay Communications. Founder and chairman of Arcay Burson-Marsteller, Robyn de Villiers speaks about the partnership and succeeding in Africa's PR industry.
Walter Wafula 3 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
Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) has announced that the general entertainment network BET is set to expand its African TV footprint following the signing of a new distribution deal that will see BET distributed on the My TV pay-TV platform.
5 Jun 2012
Journaliste en Danger (JED) welcomes the 26 May 2012 release of Radio Liberté journalist Pili Pili Kasaï. Military officials also returned the station's equipment, including its transmitter, in a move that signals the probable lifting of the station's suspension in the near future. Radio Liberté is a privately-owned Butembo-based station.
30 May 2012
CNBC Africa, a CNBC International franchise owned by Africa Business News, has entered into a joint venture with Mozambique's state broadcaster, Televisão de Moçambique (TVM), and will open a bureau in Maputo. CNBC Africa's country bureau representative will be Sunnyboy Mshengu.
24 May 2012
Orange, the telecommunications corporation has launched the second edition of its Orange African Social Venture Prize. The goal is to promote social innovation that supports development through information and communication technology (ICT).
23 May 2012
Verone Mankou (@verone), is the brain behind the first African tablet to rival the iPad. At the age of 26, Mankou designed the tablet known as "Way-C" in his hometown, Brazzaville, Congo. "Way-C" means "the light of the stars" in a northern Congolese dialect.
22 May 2012
The finalists in the 17th CNN MultiChoice African Journalist competition were announced on 18 May 2012, by Ferial Haffajee, chair of the independent judging panel. This year the competition received entries from 42 countries across the continent, including French and Portuguese speaking Africa.
18 May 2012
Senators in their plenary session last Thursday [10 May 2012] reviewed media bills including the draft law regulating media, draft law on access to information and another one regarding the responsibilities, functioning and organisation of the Media High Council (MHC).
Eric Didier Karinganire 15 May 2012
Gateway Communications, the supplier of pan-African telecommunications services, continues with its plans to bring sub-sea connectivity inland across the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The most recent country to benefit from this initiative is Botswana, with capacity from SAT-3 being brought into Gaborone securely via South Africa.
14 May 2012
With the assistance of generous sponsors, Google has announced the launch of a new US$1 million African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC) to help African journalism flourish in the digital age.
10 May 2012
South Africa's technology publisher, ITWeb on wednesday, 9 May 2012, launched its new ITWeb Africa website which will provide news, insight and analysis for Africa's ICT sector, at the Hyatt Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa.
9 May 2012
Thomson Reuters, the global news and information company has made the final call for entries to the 2012 Kurt Schork Memorial (KSM) Awards which will take place in London in November, and made the announcement of a seminar on reporting on terrorism and global security.
Walter Wafula 3 May 2012
Thousands of newspapers worldwide will commemorate World Press Freedom Day tomorrow, 3 May 2012, by publishing thoughtful editorial and provocative advertising materials from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). There is still time to join them.
2 May 2012