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Episode 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Date: 22 Apr 2014
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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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SatLink to distribute Ethiopian news channel

SatLink Communications has been appointed by the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA) for the global distribution of its government-owned ETV news channel.

13 Mar 2014 08:49

US man sues Ethiopia for cyber snooping

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A lawsuit filed this week accuses Ethiopia of infecting a US man's computer with "spyware" as part of a campaign to gather intelligence about those critical of the government.

20 Feb 2014 06:57

AFEX network highlights need for protection of journalists

The newly established freedom of expression network, African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has deplored the current state of attacks, arrests, detentions, incarcerations and harassments meted out to journalists while on the job in many countries on the continent.

13 Feb 2014 14:43

New partnership supports women entrepreneurs in Africa

UN Women and Mara Foundation on 29 January, announced a partnership to enable, empower and inspire women entrepreneurs globally.

30 Jan 2014 10:14

Young Journalists Scholarship open for applications

The Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) secretariat, organiser of the second High-Level Meeting of the AEEP, invites young journalists to be part of, and contribute to, the conference, to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 12-13 February 2014.

7 Jan 2014 13:44

SA's Vodacom Group takes to Ethiopia

A report released by Reuters yesterday, 3 December, states that South Africa's Vodacom Group opened its first office in Ethiopia.

4 Dec 2013 12:38

Huawei to roll out 4G network in Ethiopia

Huawei Technologies has been picked by the Ethiopian state-run mobile operator Ethio Telecom to roll out a high-speed 4G network across the country's capital, Addis Ababa.

By Selipha Kihagi 2 Dec 2013 12:43

IPI, WAN-IFRA call for imprisoned journalists' release

Two leading international media organisations today called for the unconditional release of imprisoned Ethiopian journalists and pledged to join forces to help improve the working and legislative environment for news media, during a joint press freedom mission to the country.

8 Nov 2013 09:33

Ethiopia arrests two journalists from independent paper

Ethiopian police have arrested without charge two editors of the independent Amharic weekly Ethio-Mihdar, according to local journalists.

8 Nov 2013 05:57

CNIFF calls for film submissions

Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF) is calling for submissions from across Africa for feature-length and short fiction films, as well as feature-length and short documentaries. The entry deadline is 15 November 2013.

11 Oct 2013 13:54

Ethiopia signs mobile expansion deal with China's ZTE

Ethiopia signed an $800-million (600-million-euro) agreement with Chinese telecom giant ZTE on Sunday, 18 August 2013, to expand its telecommunications network, national operator Ethio Telecom said.

19 Aug 2013 09:22

Ethiopian marathon runner honoured with a Google Doodle

Ethiopian marathon runner, Abebe Bikila, who was also the first sub-Saharan African to win an Olympic gold medal, has been honoured with his very own Google Doodle to celebrate what would have been his 81st birthday today. Bikila passed away at the age of 41 in 1973, and was proclaimed an Ethiopian national hero.

7 Aug 2013 14:06

Why African media leaders must head to Ethiopia

From 6-8 November 2013, the African Media Initiative (AMI) will hold its flagship annual convention, the African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, focused on the theme "Media and the African Renaissance." It will be AMLF's sixth edition.

By Amadou Mahtar Ba 1 Aug 2013 12:05

African Union celebrates Border Day, launches guidebooks

The African Union celebrated the African Day of Borders, also known as Border Day, on Friday, 7 June 2103, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as well as officially launching the African Union Border Programme guidebooks.

10 Jun 2013 11:18

On Africa Day, jubilee celebrations reflect on Pan-Africanism

Heads of states and government spent the morning of Africa Day, 25 May 2013, that marks the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity in 1963, reflecting on Africa's future 50 years from now, under the theme "Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance".

27 May 2013 11:31

Africa's ICT environment should meet mobile consumer demands

The question ICT providers and regulators alike have to ask themselves is whether they've created a climate conducive to meeting the demands and expectations of the mobile consumers of the future, Themba Khumalo, MTN Group operations executive, said earlier this week.

20 Mar 2013 11:21

Search for bravest women journalists

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 10:33

Restless City wins at Nile Film Festival

Andrew Dosunmu's Restless City was named Best Long Feature Film at the inaugural Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF), which ran in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 7-11 November 2012. The Nigerian film also won Best Cinematography.

21 Nov 2012 13:47

Colours of the Nile Film Festival launches in Ethiopia

The inaugural Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF) will run in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 7-11 November 2012, and will introduce the best of African cinema to African audiences.

29 Oct 2012 15:32

Prosecutors in Ethiopia drop charges against Feteh editor

The International Press Institute (IPI) on Tuesday, 28 August 2012, welcomed the news that charges against Ethiopian editor, Temesgen Desalegn have been withdrawn, and called for Ethiopia to reform its stance toward the media and free all journalists who are currently in jail for their criticism of official policies, and cease its harassment of Feteh newspaper.

31 Aug 2012 10:04

Exiled journalist convicted of terrorism

Ethiopia is becoming an increasingly repressive state, especially in the realm of media and telecommunication.

By Sophie van Leeuwen 9 Jul 2012 10:06

Novartis Malaria Initiative to tackle malaria in Africa

More than 35 countries across Africa are represented at this year's National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) Best Practice Sharing Workshop, entitled 'Empowering Communities: The Heart of Malaria Control'. Convened by Novartis, this workshop brings together national and international malaria leaders to discuss key topics and challenges.

27 Jun 2012 15:07

Ethiopia denies banning Skype, other internet communication services

The Ethiopian government has dismissed allegations that it has banned Skype and other use of Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) services that offer audio and video related communications over the internet.

25 Jun 2012 12:47

Journalist could face death penalty at Friday verdict

A verdict in the trial of Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega and other activists accused of inciting terrorism is expected on Friday, 11 May 2012, report PEN American Center and other IFEX members, whom Nega has worked with. If convicted, Nega could face the death penalty.

10 May 2012 12:16

Carlson Rezidor strengthens African presence

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has just entered its 68th and 69th territories with new properties respectively in the Republic of Guinea and Gabon following on from the opening of a property in Ethiopia in January this year.

16 Apr 2012 11:44

Ethiopian journo honoured with Top PEN Prize

PEN American Center yesterday, 12 April 2012, named Eskinder Nega, journalist and dissident blogger in Ethiopia, as the recipient of its 2012 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award.

13 Apr 2012 11:21

Innovation Africa Digital Summit gets underway in Ethiopia

One of Africa's largest ICT gatherings got underway in Ethiopia yesterday, 27 March 2012, with the kick-off of the Innovation Africa Digital Summit in the capital Addis Ababa.

27 Mar 2012 16:05

Death penalty for blogger, prison for journalists

NEW YORK: A US-based journalist convicted on politicized terrorism charges in Ethiopia was sentenced to death in absentia yesterday, 26 January 2012, while two other Ethiopian journalists received heavy prison sentences in connection with their coverage of banned opposition groups, according to news reports.

27 Jan 2012 10:26

IFJ condemns jail term handed down to Swedish journalists

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the jail sentences that were handed down today by a judge in Addis Ababa to Swedish journalists Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson.

29 Dec 2011 10:43

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011 09:36

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