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Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014 05:23

[Executive Check] Inspire Africa magazine's plans for Africa
[Executive Check] Inspire Africa magazine's plans for Africa

Gerald Muhangi, head of publications and editor in chief Inspire Africa magazine speaks about the future of the magazine, entrepreneurship in Africa and the magazine environment.

By Walter Wafula 20 Sep 2012 15:05

Editors get opportunity to better understand oil, gas industries
Editors get opportunity to better understand oil, gas industries

Print, broadcast and online media editors have an opportunity to improve their understanding of critical issues in Uganda's oil and gas industry following the announcement of a new programme by the African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME).

By Walter Wafula 12 Sep 2012 10:55

[PAMRO 2012] Day 1: Ways of measuring media audiences
[PAMRO 2012] Day 1: Ways of measuring media audiences

The 14th Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) and All Africa Media Research Conference is currently going on in Uganda's capital, Kampala. The opening day of conference involved engaging discussions on ways of measuring media audiences.

By Carole Kimutai 28 Aug 2012 10:18

Ugandans to join online debate on internet standards
Ugandans to join online debate on internet standards

Ugandans will be able to join the rest of Africa in an online session to discuss global internet standards in an effort aimed to obtain the continent's views on how the internet can be developed further.

By Walter Wafula 7 May 2012 12:35

Ugandans get free access to Wikipedia

Ugandans who subscribe to Orange Uganda's network can now access Wikipedia for free, according to the company publicist, Patience Tindyebwa.

By Walter Wafula 4 Apr 2012 13:51

Seminar to tackle advertising challenges in Uganda

Corporate managers in Uganda have an opportunity to widen their understanding of the latest media buying trends and tactics through an upcoming media seminar in Kampala.

By Walter Wafula 1 Mar 2012 16:52

Uganda's wildlife set for the screen

Uganda Wild At Heart , a television show which comes to screens in February 2011, is set to promote tourism and wildlife conservation in Uganda.

By Walter Wafula 18 Jan 2012 13:32

UK firm to boost climate change coverage in EA

WRENmedia, a United Kingdom-based a specialist communications company is set to sharpen reporting skills of journalists covering climate change issues in Eastern Africa, according to Susanna Thorp, director of the firm.

By Walter Wafula 3 Jan 2012 09:07

PictureWorks CEO to tip East Africans on innovative leadership

Don Strickland, an innovator of digital imaging and multimedia services for mobile, and internet services is scheduled to tip business managers about innovative leadership at The Monitor Thought Leaders Forum set to take place in Uganda on 14 November 2011.

By Walter Wafula 24 Oct 2011 11:00

Ugandan businesses to gain from Arcay Burson-Marsteller deal
Ugandan businesses to gain from Arcay Burson-Marsteller deal

On the back of an acquisition deal between Arcay Communications and Burson-Marsteller, corporations in Uganda can soon expect to receive innovative media communication services and skills starting this year.

By Walter Wafula 17 Oct 2011 09:56

Google urges journos to go digital to thrive

At the recent Google's gUganda conference held in Kampala, Ugandan journalists were urged to embrace digital tools such as smartphones and tablet computers to secure their future as content providers.

By Walter Wafula 19 Sep 2011 12:37

Germany to promote budget reporting in East Africa

Germany's International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) is set to train East African journalists on covering public spending to improve reporting on national budgets and the use of tax payer's money.

By Walter Wafula 7 Sep 2011 10:01

Uganda: Journalists to get tips on covering IP issues
Uganda: Journalists to get tips on covering IP issues

Journalists in Uganda have an opportunity to strengthen their ability to report on the international and national laws and policies relating to intellectual property issues in the world. This follows the introduction of a media training programme on Intellectual property (IP) and its impact on human rights, by the Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) in Uganda.

By Walter Wafula 15 Jul 2011 10:17

Health, development communications training underway in Kenya
Health, development communications training underway in Kenya

Media practitioners from Malawi, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania will be in Kenya for six days where, among other things, they will undergo health and development communication training. The training commenced on Saturday, 25 June 2011, on health and development reporting followed by a session on computer-assisted investigative reporting at Internews in Nairobi.

By Gregory Gondwe 27 Jun 2011 11:00

ACME moves to strengthen reporting numbers in Uganda
ACME moves to strengthen reporting numbers in Uganda

News with statistics in Uganda is expected to become more meaningful to its recipients following a move by the African Centre for Media Excellence to sharpen the skills of local journalists.

By Walter Wafula 22 Jun 2011 10:36

Panos moves to improve tax reporting in East Africa
Panos moves to improve tax reporting in East Africa

Journalists in East Africa can expect to acquire skills on reporting tax and governance issues in the region to stimulate debate on better policy actions and accountability. Panos East Africa, a regional information and communication organisation for development of non-governmental organisations, is planning a training programme on the topics.

By Walter Wafula 11 Apr 2011 11:25

EAC journalists to acquire reporting skills on regional integration

East African journalists have an opportunity to acquire reporting skills on matters of regional integration through a new training programme that starts on 10 April 2011.

By Walter Wafula 22 Mar 2011 12:15

Education for all: damning report on state of education in Africa
Education for all: damning report on state of education in Africa

The state of education in many parts of the world and Africa, especially in zones in conflict, is appalling, miserable and in bad shape, according to a 2011 UNESCO Global Monitoring Report set to be released today, Tuesday, 1 March 2011 in New York.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 1 Mar 2011 11:40

East Africa: Media workshop to focus on China, India and Europe

The Inter-region Economic Network (IREN) has announced the ninth Eastern Africa media training workshop scheduled for 9-12 March 2011. The training will bring together journalists from the region to brainstorm with leaders from China, India and Europe under the theme: 'Is Eastern Africa ready for China, India and Europe?'

By Carole Kimutai 16 Feb 2011 07:40

Uganda: Musoke tips media on electoral coverage
Uganda: Musoke tips media on electoral coverage

Journalists and media houses in Uganda have been urged to provide crucial information that can empower voters to make appropriate decisions as the country nears its 2011 elections. Kintu Musoke, the chairman of the Independent Media Council of Uganda, made the call following his observation of coverage of none-issues by some media after the presidential nominations that took place earlier this month.

By Walter Wafula 15 Nov 2010 07:12

Makerere University to collaborate with Techzine

To deepen the utilisation of information, and communication technologies (ICTs) in Uganda, Makerere University has pledged to collaborate with Techzine, a new magazine in the country.

By Walter Wafula 22 Jun 2010 10:40

World Cup reading initiative starts in Uganda
World Cup reading initiative starts in Uganda

Thousands of young newspaper readers in Uganda are set to benefit from a key World Cup educational partnership between Monitor Publications, the World Association of Newspapers and the International Association of Sports Newspapers.

By Walter Wafula 14 May 2010 10:20

Google to train Ugandan journalists
Google to train Ugandan journalists

Google, through its Ugandan subsidiary, will next week train local business and information technology journalists to sharpen their reporting skills by utilising its products and services.

By Walter Wafula 19 Mar 2010 10:41

Microsoft, USAID boost management of Uganda's education system

In a bid to build capacity in the management of students and teachers information, the Microsoft Corporation and the United States Agency for International Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement an Education Management Information System (EMIS), with the government of Uganda through its Ministry of Education and Sports.

By Walter Wafula 1 Oct 2008 09:27

Capital Markets Authority urged to strengthen media relations

The Capital Markets Authority, CMA, has been advised to strengthen its relation with the media in a bid to increase awareness and people's knowledge on the role and benefits of investing in capital markets. The CMA is the organisation in charge of licensing and regulating players in the capital markets and protecting participating investors.

By Walter Wafula 18 Aug 2008 10:10

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