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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.
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.
An initiative of the African Arts Institute, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, the Southern African Training Hub will host a three-year programme in cultural leadership, governance and entrepreneurship will be launched in Johannesburg, South Africa during May 2012. It will host candidates from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
There is a critical shortage of the technical skills needed to support the fast pace of telecommunications growth sweeping across the African continent. This is one of the main findings of the 2012 Telecommunications Survey, carried out by Landelahni Business Leaders, a member of the global Amrop executive search group.
African journalists in need of digital reporting skills have an opportunity to acquire them through the Intajour Fellowship Program which kicks off in September this year. This follows the call for applications for the fellowship programme by the International Academy of Journalism (IAJ) in Germany.
Cherilyn Ireton, a highly respected journalist and manager from titles such the Sunday Times and Business Day, took over as the executive director of the World Editors Forum that falls under WAN-IFRA, in January 2012. She tells Bizcommunity.com of the challenges of the Parisian-based job, the biggest problems and opportunities facing editors across the globe and how she wants to connect editors to try find solutions.
Noor, Nikon and the Cape Town School of Photography invite photographers to submit their portfolios for selection for the 2012 Noor-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography to be held 26-30 March 2012. Applications will close today, 22 February 2012.
Bizcommunity.com has now expanded its operations into 16 new sectors and will soon venture into another 17, providing a whole new range of target audiences for advertisers. The most critical aspect of this is the quality of content and this is a formal invitation to you to become a recognised contributor on Bizcommunity.
Bizcommunity.com - South Africa's largest online B2B publisher - is set to grow even more with the introduction of 16 new content channels, with weekly newsletters, as from last week Tuesday, 20 September 2011.
While maintaining its decade-long relationship with the Highway Africa Conference, which starts in Cape Town, South Africa today, Friday, 16 September 2011, MTN has reaffirmed its commitment to the advancement of journalism and the media in Africa.
An unprecedented summit of African media conferences take place Friday 16 September to Monday 19 September 2011: Highway Africa, Pan African Conference on Access to Information, Digital Citizens' Indaba, the African Forum for Media Development, various editors' forum meetings, and workshops for African journalism educators.
The National University of Rwanda (NUR) recently signed a contract with ITS Tertiary Software (Pty) Ltd for the provision and implementation of the ITS Integrator software suite for higher education. The Integrator Student Management, Financial Management, Human Resources Management and Payroll systems will form part of the project to be implemented at the University campus in Butare, Rwanda.
Following the relocation of the School of Journalism from the Southern Province to Kigali City, the school has started registering students for the next intake.
In a country where more than four million children of schooling age do not attend primary school, teachers go unpaid for 20 months, insecurity and fear of rape keep young girls out of school, and depleted schools lack everything from doors to windows, pens, desks, books, drinking water, electricity and computers, just talking about education brings tears to the eyes of many parents and educationalists.
LUSAKA: The Ministry of Education (MoE), USAID and various stakeholders in the education sector of Zambia met earlier this week in Lusaka for an Intel education transformation workshop. The objective of the event was to promote the transformation of the education system in Zambia to better prepare and equip learners current world realities.
The state of education in many parts of the world and Africa, especially in zones in conflict, is appalling, miserable and in bad shape, according to a 2011 UNESCO Global Monitoring Report set to be released today, Tuesday, 1 March 2011 in New York.
2010 was all about the FIFA World Cup, so 2011 will be about brands re-establishing themselves and promoting themselves by their own intrinsic qualities. In post-production, it is becoming less about the tools (as that outdates itself so quickly) and more about the talent, service and delivery.
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has released its second edition of "Internet in the Family: A guide to helping children when they go online" in time for newspapers to offer it to readers for "Safer Internet Day" on 8 February.
Four Grands Prix were handed out this past weekend at the 32nd annual The Loerie Awards, held for the second time at Good Hope Centre in Cape Town: King James once again in TV & Cinema Commercials for Allan Gray's 'Legend'; the VWV Group in Experiential: Live Events for the 2010 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony; Boogerman+ Partners Architects in Architecture & Interior Design for Soccer City aka FNB Stadium aka National Stadium; and Grid Worldwide Branding and Tonic Design in Design Mixed-Media Campaign for the Comair/British Airways SLOW Lounge.
CHICAGO, US: Draftfcb, one of the world's leading marketing communications agencies, announced on 7 July 2010 further steps to enhance its ability to influence consumer behaviour by launching the Draftfcb Institute of Decision Making.
Visual journalists like Charles Apple play an increasingly important role as the news industry attempts to increase engagement, with consumers used to sound bites and quick synopses of news as it happens. Their work and strategic importance is already apparent locally in the recent redesigns of South African newspapers Rapport and City Press. Bizcommunity.com chats to Apple about visual journalism.
Intel Performance Learning Solutions (IPLS) and AfriConnect Zambia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deploy Intel skoool Education Technology Maths and Science modules for the national education system in Zambia.
The School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, will host a three-day global conference on journalism education starting from 5 July 2010, head of school Prof Guy Berger told Bizcommunity.com. So far, 330 delegates - half of them from Africa - have already registered to attend the conference.
World Press Freedom Day will be commemorated on Monday, 3 May 2010, by press organisations worldwide. The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has made available a package of various materials available free of charge for publication focusing on the theme, "Journalists in Exile".
The Loeries Travelling Exhibition is at Vega, 8-14 April 2010 and at CityVarsity 17-24 April 2010. One of the exhibition's goals is to educate audiences, and Adobe will be hosting complimentary workshops at both venues. These deep dive sessions are an introduction to new and enhanced features in the product, hosted by Learning Curve, an authorised education reseller. The workshops are a must-attend for students, photographers and all creative professionals.
Four entrepreneurs from sub-Saharan Africa and South Africa, who aspire to build and develop their business skills, will be fortunate enough to access scholarships which have been made available to study the 2010/11 Entrepreneurship MBA at the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).
In reinstating the concept of the original Institute of Marketing, the IMM Africa Association of Marketers has been launched - a body that will embrace marketers and organisations across the continent and provide benefits to a membership base that wishes to align itself with the ideals of a new and dynamic marketing association.