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 06:33
NEWSWATCH: There's good and bad news out of Angola: Mail & Guardian reports that an Angolan journalist has won a top award recognising his fight against graft and human rights abuses, and speaking of the latter... a 17-year-old has been imprisoned for allegedly insulting the country's president.
By Rod Baker 8 Nov 2013 06:53
South Africans, Msindisi Fengu and Yandisa Monakali from The Daily Dispatch, were named overall winners of the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2013 on Saturday, 12 October 2013 at the CTICC in Cape Town.
14 Oct 2013 13:44
The 18th CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards is taking place tomorrow night, 12 October 2013 at the CTICC where finalists will be recognised for their excellent journalism across the continent.
By Ilse van den Berg 11 Oct 2013 13:40
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 14:25
Africa is the final economic frontier and marketers are actively looking to market their brands on the continent.
By Danette Breitenbach 12 Sep 2013 14:57
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 05:42
The BBC is opening a new pan-Africa Business Unit in Johannesburg this month, director of BBC Global News, Peter Horrocks, announced yesterday, Sunday, 1 September.
2 Sep 2013 06:43
NEWSWATCH: And they're back in the news, instead of reporting it... You've got it... the SABC... because it seems its Hlaudi Motsoeneng wants 70% of the news to be positive, reports Mail & Guardian, which also reports that the 'sunshine' policy is not good news in Media Monitoring Africa' eyes. But some good news anyway, EWN reports that Egyptian authorities have released South African photographer Adil Bradlow.
By Rod Baker 2 Sep 2013 06:29
MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has accused western media of overplaying the anti-gay issue that has plagued the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.
19 Aug 2013 12:09
NEW YORK, US: If you aren't already doing video marketing of some sort, you should be thinking about it.
By Danny Groner 30 Jul 2013 05:38
Take a long, hard look at your company's copywriting - is it simple enough for anyone to understand and is it entertaining enough to keep you reading all the way through?
By Chemory Gunko 19 Jul 2013 09:31
Finalists in the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards have been announced by Ferial Haffajee, chair of the independent judging panel.
15 Jul 2013 14:47
CHINHOYI, ZIMBABWE: Freelance journalist, Paul Pindani, is reportedly battling for life after he was abducted from his home and severely assaulted in Mashonaland West's provincial capital of Chinhoyi on Friday, 14 June 2013.
20 Jun 2013 08:55
A new report shows that laptops and mobile phones are now far and away the most popular new learning devices in Africa - while, despite the hype, tablets are still lagging, only being used regularly by 20% of eLearning practitioners.
31 May 2013 10:37
NEWSWATCH: Mail & Guardian's editor-in-chief, Nic Dawes, has resigned to take up a post at the Hindustan Times in New Delhi, the newspaper reports.
By Rod Baker 17 May 2013 11:17
Dr. Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation, on Monday, 13 May 2013, launched a new foundation initiative that will focus on Africa's youth and employment, Digital Jobs Africa.
14 May 2013 11:02
Mashable reports that there is now a new algorithm, developed by Xiangju Qin and Pádraig Cunningham at University College Dublin in Ireland, that assesses the quality of Wikipedia articles
1 Nov 2013 11:49
When tsunamis hit, you can't choose to avoid the wave. Some things in life are simply bigger than us all and they sweep us away with their global power and revolutionary force. The exploding digital age is creating a communication revolution far greater than you or I could have imagined.
By John French 22 Oct 2013 10:57
The Bookmarks Awards, endorsed by the Digital Media & Marketing Association (DMMA), focus on innovation, the execution thereof and measurable results. This year Everlytic is sponsoring Best Email Campaign and Best Email Performance in the Email Communications category.
Issued by Everlytic Kenya 22 Aug 2013 10:51
In May 2013, Facebook was forced to change its policies after an outcry it received about some Facebook pages, posts and photos that glorified violence against women. Autistic individuals have been stalked, threatened and abused online. When Caroline Criado-Perez recently started her campaign for a woman to be featured on British bank notes, little did she know that she would be the subject of intense threats of sexual violence.
By Dr Anderson Uvie-Emegbo 16 Aug 2013 11:21
As the Zimbabwe elections take place today, 31 July 2013, three Al Jazeera reporters from TV and online, Haru Mutasa (@harumutasa), Mohammed Adow (@Moadow) and Azad Essa (@AzadEssa) will be covering the happenings and keeping the public up to date.
31 Jul 2013 07:28
Entries are now open for PromaxBDA Africa 2013 which recognises excellence in on-air promotion, branding and advertising. Compete for the coveted PROMAX Muse and BDA Isis and be recognised as the best in Africa.
22 Jul 2013 11:02
The Zimbabwean newspaper launched its #MyZim campaign last month and Zimbabweans have been responding in their thousands to it. The campaign is aimed at getting Zimbabweans everywhere to contribute to a debate about their common future - rather than looking back to the past with recrimination and regret.
16 Jul 2013 11:38
Last week my mother told me that a gig a month is more than enough for her. Well of course it is Mum, but you're not getting the most out of your virtual life. Trust me, it's so much easier to manage than your real one.
By Tim Wyatt-Gunning 11 Jul 2013 10:31
CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is set to launch Lions Health next year, a new two-day independent festival and awards celebrating creative communications in healthcare, wellness and sustainability.
13 Jun 2013 16:13
Disgruntled Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) employees, who have not been paid for the past three months, have appealed to president Robert Mugabe to intervene to address their plight.
3 Jun 2013 13:09
CANNES, FRANCE: Celebrating its 60th year, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is set to commemorate its anniversary with the launch of Game Changers; an exhibition and accompanying book that celebrate six decades of campaigns that have changed the landscape of the advertising industry forever.
30 May 2013 10:37
The 13th edition of the Card, ATM & Mobile Expo, taking place 11-13 June in Lagos, Nigeria, promises a superb learning experience where successful shared services implementations across the world can share their learning points with Africa.
Issued by Intermarc Consulting 27 May 2013 21:55
It's been exciting watching the phenomenal growth of digital media both locally and globally in the past say two decades. This, of course, has given marketers a whole new category of media in which to spend our advertising budgets.
By Noëleen Bruton 13 May 2013 11:27
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