Can the rise of private media in Africa scale back the dominance of state-owned media on the continent?
Today, 3 May, is World Press Freedom Day and the 25-year anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration on media freedom in Africa...
CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...
17 Apr 2015
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
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
CAIRO, EGYPT: Egypt's top court hears an appeal today by three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists as expectations of their release grew amid a thawing of Cairo's ties with Qatar, the channel's base...
31 Dec 2014
CAIRO, EGYPT / SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste marks a year in prison in Egypt today, with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop downplaying hopes that he will be released before a 1 January appeal...
29 Dec 2014
LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...
5 Nov 2014
An Egyptian court that jailed three Al Jazeera journalists for alleged ties with Islamists said on Tuesday that "the devil guided" the group to spread false news defaming the country...
23 Jul 2014
The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.
18 Jul 2014
WASHINGTON, USA: Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks, said a study released Wednesday, 14 May.
15 May 2014
Al Jazeera is urging people to send their own personal messages to the detainees, Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, on social media using the hashtag #FreeAJStaff on Twitter, Vine and Instagram.
8 Apr 2014
Thursday, 27 February 2014 saw a Global Day of Action take place in over 30 countries in support of Al Jazeera's detained journalists in Egypt.
27 Feb 2014
CAIRO, EGYPT: Egyptian prosecutors on Wednesday referred to trial 20 journalists working with Al-Jazeera television network, including four foreigners accused of "airing false news."
31 Jan 2014
GAZA CITY - A Twitter account of Hamas's armed wing has been suspended by administrators, the Palestinian Islamist movement said Thursday, 23 January, accusing the social media site of censorship.
24 Jan 2014
Syria, Iraq, Egypt most deadly nations for journalists. In South Africa, as and when the contraversial POIB becomes law, journalists could face very stiff penalties.
31 Dec 2013
NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.
19 Dec 2013
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.
Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013
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.
Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013
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.
Rod Baker 2 Sep 2013
BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese tourist who defaced an ancient Egyptian monument was hunted down by angry Chinese Internet users who prompted his parents to apologise, state media reported yesterday.
28 May 2013
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
WASHINGTON, USA: How important were Twitter, Facebook and other social media in toppling regimes in the Arab Spring uprisings?
11 Mar 2013
WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.
22 Feb 2013
Microsoft Corporation on Tuesday, 5 February 2013, introduced the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative, a new effort through which the company will actively engage in Africa's economic development to improve its global competitiveness.
6 Feb 2013
After extensive testing, SEACOM, last week, activated the second of its two terrestrial routes across Egypt. It is reported that SEACOM is the only East Africa cable system to have the capability of providing resilience across Egypt to its customers for traffic routed to Europe and the US.
14 Nov 2012
The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC), on Thursday, 18 October 2012, will host a session about social media marketing and trends in Egypt.
17 Oct 2012
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is pleased to invite newspaper and online media managers and editors from select countries in South East Asia and the Middle East and North Africa to apply for a new professional development programme.
23 May 2012