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Episode 146: Global insights from Effective Measure CEO

Date: 27 Aug 2015
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Malawian journalists dominate 2015 SADC Media Awards
Malawian journalists dominate 2015 SADC Media Awards

Journalists from Malawi dominated the 2015 SADC Media Awards that were presented Monday at the opening of the 35th SADC Summit heads of state meeting.

By Chikondi Chimala 19 Aug 2015 08:56

Cecil, king of the news
Cecil, king of the news

Cecil the lion was king of the news both locally, internationally and on social networks in the past week, media monitoring company ROi Africa said on Sunday.

By Thomas Hartleb 3 Aug 2015 11:14



Mediatech Africa: next gen features and new tech
Mediatech Africa: next gen features and new tech

The largest media and entertainment technology trade show for southern Africa, Mediatech Africa, is taking place this week from...

14 Jul 2015 08:13

Business journalists body in Malawi introduces awards
Business journalists body in Malawi introduces awards

As a way of building interest of writing business and economic news stories among journalists and improving best services for consumers, Association of Business Journalists - ABJ is to introduce Annual Business Awards...

By Geoffrey Banda 15 Jun 2015 13:57

Malawi: Govt revives media gagging law! Bill to regulate Facebook, Twitter and online media
Malawi: Govt revives media gagging law! Bill to regulate Facebook, Twitter and online media

As if to prove to the country that the DPP has learnt nothing from their tragic legacy on poor governance, this week, the Peter Mutharika administration has announced that it will be introducing a new media gagging law...

By Nyasa Times 12 Jun 2015 09:28

Zimbabwe: 'Social media a threat to newspapers'
Zimbabwe: 'Social media a threat to newspapers'

The social media has become a major threat to the viability of the newspaper industry and the existence of journalism as a profession, a Government official has said...

By Abigail Mawonde 18 May 2015 10:17

Namibia again tops African press freedom charts
Namibia again tops African press freedom charts

Namibia has moved five places on the global press freedom charts, becoming 17th in the world, while clinging onto its top spot in Africa - for the fourth year running...

7 May 2015 14:29

Angola: 9th edition of National Journalism Award launched
Angola: 9th edition of National Journalism Award launched

LUANDA: Ministry of Mass Media (MCS) Wednesday in Luanda launched the 9th edition of the National Journalism Prize to encourage and distinguish the creativity and journalistic research...

7 May 2015 13:02

Chris Roper's 'night, Knight' announcement gets social media buzz
Chris Roper's 'night, Knight' announcement gets social media buzz

Social media is buzzing with the news that Mail & Guardian Online's editor-in-chief of six years, Chris Roper, has resigned...

7 May 2015 08:01

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 06:41

ICT publication launched in Zimbabwe
ICT publication launched in Zimbabwe

HARARE: A new online technology publication, ItNews Zimbabwe, has been launched to provide coverage of the rapidly growing sector in the country...

By Marcus Mushonga 15 Apr 2015 11:42

News24 Nigeria hits record highs with election coverage - 24.com
News24 Nigeria hits record highs with election coverage

News24 Nigeria broke all records last week with its coverage of the Nigerian election. The site clocked over 55-million page views in four-days; with 38-million page views on news articles and live updates...

Issued by 24.com 8 Apr 2015 12:46

Nigerian military releases Al Jazeera journalists
Nigerian military releases Al Jazeera journalists

Al Jazeera has confirmed that its two journalists held by the Nigerian military since 24 March 2015 have been released...

7 Apr 2015 09:35

Zimbabwe: Sports weekly shuts down
Zimbabwe: Sports weekly shuts down

Gemazo Blitz, a weekly sports and lifestyle newspaper, has shut down after failing to survive in the competitive media industry...

By Nyemudzai Kakore 1 Apr 2015 10:23

Zimbabwe: Reuters affiliated news agency raided
Zimbabwe: Reuters affiliated news agency raided

The Deputy Sheriff early Thursday swooped on a news agency The Source over a story that involves telecommunications giant, Econet Wireless...

27 Mar 2015 09:26

Zimbabwe: NewsDay editor steps down
Zimbabwe: NewsDay editor steps down

NewsDay editor Nevanji Madanhire has stepped down after serving the Alpha Media Holdings publication for five years...

By Tendai Rupapa 25 Mar 2015 12:25

Minister blames journalists for Zim's problems
Minister blames journalists for Zim's problems

Industry and Commerce deputy minister Chiratidzo Mabuwa on Thursday accused journalists of selling out by writing negative stories on the country's indigenisation and economic empowerment laws...

23 Mar 2015 10:01

Journalist Francisco Mendes awarded 2014 Maboque Prize
Journalist Francisco Mendes awarded 2014 Maboque Prize

LUANDA: The Angolan journalist Francisco Mendes was awarded the 2014 Maboque Journalism Award on Saturday in Luanda...

18 Mar 2015 08:54

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 09:27

Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral
Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral

PARIS, FRANCE: Egyptian telecoms and media magnate Naguib Sawiris, who is set to take a majority stake in Euronews, pledged on Friday not to interfere in coverage by the pan-European TV news channel....

2 Mar 2015 07:35

Anton Harber
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 06:14

Media may be declared essential service
Media may be declared essential service

WINDHOEK: Namibia's media sector will undergo a review to see if it is an essential service, a special committee told a public hearing on Thursday.

27 Feb 2015 10:50

Publicis Groupe Epic Communications
Publicis Groupe Epic Communications

PARIS, FRANCE / JOHANNESBURG-CAPE TOWN, SA: Publicis Groupe has announced today the acquisition of the South Africa-based company Epic Communications, one of SA's leading independent integrated strategic communications agencies...

26 Feb 2015 13:15

Government to train journalists in economic reporting
Government to train journalists in economic reporting

Government plans to train journalists in economic reporting to improve their data interpretation skills...

By Gladys Kamakanda 26 Feb 2015 09:15

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 11:45

Moyo defends picture ban, threatens media
Moyo defends picture ban, threatens media

Information Minister Jonathan Moyo Friday appeared to defend the heavy handedness of the state security services who forced journalists to delete photographs of President Robert Mugabe's fall...

16 Feb 2015 12:04

Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2
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 12 Feb 2015 05:34

Jailed journos: Greste freed, now for Fahmy and Mohamed
Jailed journos: Greste freed, now for Fahmy and Mohamed

NEWSWATCH: CAIRO, EGYPT: With Peter Greste freed from jail in Cairo, efforts are now directed at getting his colleagues freed as well...

2 Feb 2015 07:08

Bad karma? Hackers hit Gaborone daily
Bad karma? Hackers hit Gaborone daily

GABORONE, BOTSWANA: The Editor of the Gaborone Mmegi suspects a state organisation is behind a hacking attack last week, reports Mail & Guardian...

30 Jan 2015 08:48

Botswana Certified Meeting Professional recertified
Botswana Certified Meeting Professional recertified

Gwen Watkins, the only Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) in Botswana, has been recertified until 1 January 2020...

26 Jan 2015 11:02

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