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Date: 20 Oct 2016
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Ghanaian startup AF Radio launches playback app
Ghanaian startup AF Radio launches playback app

Ghanaian startup AF Radio has launched its free Android app after months of testing in partnership with local station 3FM 92.7...

By Tom Jackson 21 Oct 2016

Abdiasis Mohamed Ali
Radio Shabelle reporter shot in Somalia

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) and National Union Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) urge authorities in Somalia to investigate the murder of a journalist working with Radio Shabelle...

13 Oct 2016

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

Community radio - game-changers
Community radio - game-changers

Community radio: game-changers on Africa's media landscape

By Dumisani Moyo 3 May 2016

Outstanding TV, radio journalists awarded
Outstanding TV, radio journalists awarded

According to Emmanuel Mugisha, the head of the organising team of RBEA, the awards are recognition of outstanding journalists in electronic media.

By Julius Bizimungu 14 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

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

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

UCZ for community radio stations
UCZ for community radio stations

The United Church of Zambia (UCZ) in Ndola has pledged to support the growth of community radio stations as this enhances public awareness on issues of national governance...

By James Kunda 5 Jan 2015

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 24 Dec 2014

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 115: GreenPOP Zambia Festival of Action
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 115: GreenPOP Zambia Festival of Action

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow, 27 November 2014, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Misha Teasdale, Lauren O'Donnell and Dillon Jearey...

26 Nov 2014

To our broadcasters: We need appropriate content
To our broadcasters: We need appropriate content

Just a decade ago, Rwanda's airwaves were opened making it possible for private broadcasters to operate, marking the revolution in the broadcasting sector.

By Martin Semukanya 19 May 2014

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.

16 May 2014

Campaign launched to fight hate speech in African media
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 23 Apr 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

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.

19 Nov 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

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

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 21 Sep 2013

Danette Breitenbach
Y&R: I have an agency...

Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013

CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 finalists announced
CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 finalists announced

Finalists in the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards have been announced by Ferial Haffajee, chair of the independent judging panel.

15 Jul 2013

Ruling party officials storm radio station's general meeting in Zambia

On 18 June 2013, supporters of Zambia's ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party disrupted the annual general meeting of Mkushi FM and demanded to be elected to the board of the radio station. Mkushi is in central Zambia.

27 Jun 2013

Censorship reigns in areas controlled by Congolese rebel group

Fighting between M23 rebels and government forces has intensified near Goma, the capital of the eastern province of Nord-Kivu, since 20 May 2013. As well as causing new civilian casualties, the clashes and the actions of some rebels are endangering many journalists and the availability of diverse, freely-reported news and information.

28 May 2013

State reaffirms plans to recapitalise public media

Government has reaffirmed commitment to recapitalising the Times of Zambia, Zambia Daily Mail and the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC).

By Sylvia Mweetwa 15 Apr 2013

New bill would reduce protection of journalistic sources in Burundi

Reporters Without Borders condemn the Burundian national assembly's adoption last week, 4 April 2013, of a bill that would rein in press freedom by reducing protection for sources, increasing fines and requiring all journalists to have a university degree regardless of their work experience.

9 Apr 2013

Get entries in now for Loeries
Get entries in now for Loeries

Loerie entries are now open, and those that get their work in by 15 April 2013; get 10% off their entry fee. The final deadline for entries is 31 May and agencies or marketers throughout Africa and the Middle East can enter their work.

4 Apr 2013

Grand victory for Rwanda media

11 March 2013 will go down as a very significant day for the media in Rwanda. The day signaled an end to years of constant lobbying and deliberations in the corridors of power with the publication last Monday of the Official Gazette containing several new media-related laws, most of them revisions of older ones.

By Kenneth Agutamba 18 Mar 2013

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