Last week as I met with several major media buyers in Gaborone presenting Media Trace's Botswana Outsights Report for October 2012, it became clear that October and November is their critical planning and buying season for the next year.
Tatenda Chiweshe 31 Oct 2012
State run Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has reduced its advertising rates by 40%, in an apparent indication which confirms that the national broadcaster is feeling the heat of competition and struggling to attract advertisers.
Justin Tamisai Makombe 30 Oct 2012
The government of Malawi have reacted to the arrest of Justice Mponda, an online journalist, saying it is becoming increasingly concerned with the false publication by Malawi Voice where the journalist worked for. Mponda has since been released on bail by the Lilongwe Senior Magistrates Court.
Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 17 Oct 2012
The editor of the privately-owned Daily News, Stanley Gama and his deputy Chris Goko, were arrested and detained at the Harare Central Police station on 8 October 2012, over a story alleging that the disappearance of a local businessman's family was a hoax. The journalists spent four hours at the police station.
11 Oct 2012
From 1 January 2013, the African Press Organisation (APO) becomes the sole pan-African press release wire, as it terminates its partnership with PR Newswire.
11 Oct 2012
The Global Telecoms Business magazine has released the 5th annual GTB Power 100 listing, that names the 100 most powerful people in the global telecommunications industry. Chris Wood, CEO of Nairobi-based WIOCC has been ranked at number 79.
3 Oct 2012
Bloomberg, the site for business and financial market news, is calling on freelance reporters with English-language capabilities to cover business and general news.
2 Oct 2012
This year saw the introduction of a new category at The Loerie Awards - for the Rest of Africa and the Middle East, sponsored by the Mail & Guardian. The category gave non-South African work a chance to shine and the audience saw two Gold Loeries awarded, as well as three Silver statues and seven Bronzes.
27 Sep 2012
The High Court in Blantyre on Friday, 21 September 2012, ruled that the Consolidated ICT Regulatory Management Systems (CIRMS) dubbed the 'spy machine', has the potential to be abused as it has the capability to eavesdrop into people's conversations, emails and text messages.
Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 25 Sep 2012
Journalists have been challenged to focus more on developmental issues and desist from expending energy on negatives. The Lord Provides director, Jonathan Gapare made the call at the weekend in Chivi after his appointment as patron of the newly-formed Masvingo Journalists Development Forum.
11 Sep 2012
Malawi chapter of the Women in Law Southern Africa (WLSA Malawi) last week trained journalists from different media disciplines to effectively document cases where women suffer injustices of unfair distribution of marital property due to the current legal framework.
Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 10 Sep 2012
CNBC Africa is expected to open its ninth African bureau in Rwanda as it continues to widen its African reporting footprint. The bureau in partnership with Rwanda TV and the Rwanda Development Board, will be based in the Rwandan capital, Kigali and opens for business in September 2012.
4 Sep 2012
A group of Microsoft employees from Microsoft's Customer Service and Support (CSS) team across Europe, Middle East and Asia and the US, have volunteered their personal time to training teachers to set up their own computer labs and maintain the Malawi Learning Partnership network (MLP).
Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 4 Sep 2012
90% of success is just 'pitching up'. Be there and you will be relevant, right? Not in Namibia. The South Africans seem to have taken a rather arrogant view. "We dominate from our strategy and buying power" is how one agency put it. Understandably so; they can show client value without having to get outside of their comfort zones.
Tatenda Chiweshe 31 Aug 2012
BENGUELA, ANGOLA: The Benguela Media Library with a capacity to attend 250 people simultaneously, was inaugurated Monday, by the Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos.
28 Aug 2012
The Herald remains the leading newspaper in Zimbabwe, widely-read by people from across the political divide, a survey commissioned by Freedom House, a US non-governmental organisation has revealed.
24 Aug 2012
After November, the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) will be so broke that it won't be able to pay salaries. Albertus Aochamub, the director general of the NBC, on Wednesday [22 August 2012] said: "There is no money. There are massive deficits that we inherited."
23 Aug 2012