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#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism
#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism

Africa's gift to the world - World Press Freedom Day every 3 May - keeps giving. Today, this freedom is possibly more relevant than ever...

By Guy Berger 3 May 2018

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The line between news and advertising is blurring, according to study

According to the Global Communications Report, 64% of public relations professionals surveyed predict that in five years the average consumer will not be able to distinguish between news stories (earned media) and promotional content (paid media)...

20 Apr 2018

The Soapbox Films team with Stein back-left.
VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Apr 2018

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Why and how to add ephemeral content to your marketing strategy

Temporary content and impermanence is the name of the game when it comes to social media for consumers in 2018. Here's why you're missing out if Snapchat, Periscope, Facebook Live and Instagram Stories aren't part of your brand's marketing strategy...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Apr 2018

Colosseum Vacation Home in Rome, Italy - Level access is via a pretty courtyard which leads into the spacious, newly modernised home, with one bedroom and bathroom that have been specifically converted for guests with a disability or mobility issue. Source:
Airbnb releases new filters and features to help disabled guests find the right accommodation

Airbnb has released 21 new accessibility filters to aid disabled guests in find accessible travel accommodation. Previously, guests on Airbnb were only able to search for ''wheelchair accessible' listings, which did not always meet travellers' individual needs...

20 Mar 2018

New website launched for investors in Africa
New website launched for investors in Africa

Ecobank has launched an African markets website to provide key facts for businesses and investors on the economies of Sub-Saharan Africa...

6 Mar 2018

Human rights activist Annie Raman on Fort Review.
#FortReview: "How creativity can save lives when put to good use" - Annie Raman

Here's how Fort Review is changing perceptions and giving a voice to issues of industry equality, as well as the rise of advertising that goes beyond just punting a product to actually solving a societal issue...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2018

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YouTube labels state-sponsored news as rules tighten

YouTube began labeling news broadcasts that get government money as it vowed to be stricter about content at the globally popular online video-sharing service...

5 Feb 2018

Monetising online radio: Stop, collaborate and digitally listen
Monetising online radio: Stop, collaborate and digitally listen

Where traditional models in radio have enjoyed funding from around 70% of what the station makes through ad sales revenue, online stations need to do the same, but in a completely different way...

By Chris Jordan 26 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation...

12 Oct 2017

Kenya election annulment: What are Kenyans talking about?
Kenya election annulment: What are Kenyans talking about?

On 1 September the Supreme Court announced that the Kenyan elections had been annulled. Global media intelligence company Meltwater tracked and analysed the social media and online editorial mentions...

Issued by Meltwater 5 Oct 2017

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Fashion world shaken by #NoFreePhotos row

PARIS - Photographers have risen up in revolt at the way fashion labels and influencers are using their street style images without crediting them, highlighting discontent about the "work for free" culture in the multi-billion dollar industry.

2 Oct 2017

It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint
It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

The media is at the forefront of generating awareness over environmental issues...

By Pietari Kaapa 18 Aug 2017

Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news
Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news

Mozilla, the non-profit which runs the Firefox internet browser, said it was launching a drive against "fake news"...

11 Aug 2017

Digital marketing and dark social traffic
Digital marketing and dark social traffic

Charlie Stewart sheds a bit of light on dark social which is a growing nuisance for digital marketers who are keen to attribute the source of web traffic and its potential to deliver online sales...

By Charlie Stewart 28 Jul 2017

Safrea unravels the fake news phenomenon
Safrea unravels the fake news phenomenon

Here's what Herman Wasserman, professor of media studies at UCT and Lauren Green, senior analyst at BrandsEye mentioned at Safrea Cape Town's recent fake news event...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Apr 2017

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Tanzania charges editor of whistle-blowing website

Tanzanian authorities have charged the editor of a whistle-blowing website for failing to reveal the identity of contributors to the site, court documents revealed...

20 Dec 2016

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African multi-platform content network launched

Iroko plans to build a pan-African and diaspora influencer network for digital content creation, distribution and monetisation...

12 Sep 2016

Why YouTubers should consider collaborating with influencer marketing platforms
Why YouTubers should consider collaborating with influencer marketing platforms

I recently read an article that explained how 41% of people between the ages of 18 to 29 are using AdBlock Plus - an application that allows people to block online adverts...

By Chiara Di Rago 19 Jul 2016

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Six lessons in storytelling

As the world shifts to all things digital, our storytelling has adapted, but remains an effective tool for...

By Nicole Biondi 28 Jun 2016

BBC World Service selects Lagos innovations for pilots
BBC World Service selects Lagos innovations for pilots

BBC Connected Studio and the BBC World Service have selected two teams from Lagos to pilot digital innovations...

By Tom Jackson 20 May 2016

Russia's internet censorship grew nine-fold in 2015: rights group
Russia's internet censorship grew nine-fold in 2015: rights group

MOSCOW - Internet censorship in Russia soared last year as the government stepped up efforts to filter content online, a report by a rights group said...

17 Feb 2016

Russian blogger jailed for five years for pro-Ukraine posts
Russian blogger jailed for five years for pro-Ukraine posts

MOSCOW - A Russian court has sentenced a blogger to five years in a Siberian penal colony for "inciting hatred and extremism" by posting videos online criticising pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, in a verdict condemned by rights activists.

31 Dec 2015

Colombian rebels trade jungle for YouTube
Colombian rebels trade jungle for YouTube

HAVANA - Until recently, Milena Reyes spent her days slogging around the jungle, dressed in combat fatigues and carrying an assault rifle...

29 Dec 2015

Internet giants race to faster mobile news apps
Internet giants race to faster mobile news apps

NEW YORK: US tech giants are turning to the news in their competition for mobile users, developing new, faster ways to deliver content...

6 Oct 2015

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

Innovative tax return system expands to Namibia with PwC
Innovative tax return system expands to Namibia with PwC

Having integrated with SARS eFiling in 2014, TaxTim is now expanding beyond South Africa to assist Africans further up the continent with its tax technology...

5 Jun 2015

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

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

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