10th Most Awards gets four more sponsors

Four media brands have come on board as sponsors for the 10th Most Awards, which will be held at The Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg on 13 September 2018. TransAfrica Radio will sponsor the Media Agency Africa Award and provide 100% African sounds in the Chill Zone; Hitch Digital is the...

20 Jun 2018

IRU media award is now open for entries

IRU's media award that recognises significant contributions from the media to the transport sector is currently open for entries. Journalists from across the globe are eligible for the award and the winner will be offered free registration to the IRU World Congress in Muscat, Oman. Articles or...

20 Jun 2018

SA's Paul Botes awarded CAP prize at PhotoBasel

The Mail & Guardian reports that the PhotoBasel International Art Fair in Switzerland awarded its photo editor Paul Botes with the Contemporary African Photography (CAP) Prize. Botes received the prize for Marikana - The Aftermath, in which he, along with freelance journalist Niren Tolsi, looks into...

14 Jun 2018

Sanef strongly disapproves of sexist remarks at Wan-Ifra

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has expressed disapproval of the sexist remarks and harassment that took place during the recently held Wan-Ifra World News Congress in Portugal. The gathering was marred by a number of highly inappropriate sexist remarks and harassments,...

11 Jun 2018

SABC rebrands the image of its platforms

The South African Government News Agency reports that South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) News has rebranded its television, radio, and online platforms. The revamp launched on Monday with the hashtag #BlackIsHere. Click here to read more....

5 Jun 2018

2018 Most Awards adds monetary incentive for voting

Voting for the 2018 Most Awards has been opened to the public until 2 July 2018. The Most Awards aim to motivate media owners and media agencies to improve their businesses through service performance. Media agency employees are invited to rate the performance of the media owner sales teams with...

3 May 2018

The Citizen journalist Yadhana Jadoo passes away

The Citizen reports that its journalist and news editor Yadhana Jadoo passed away while she was attending a training course for young African journalists in Cairo, Egypt on 25 April 2018. The cause of death is yet to be confirmed. Read more here....

26 Apr 2018

Sikuvile Journalism Awards entry deadline extended

The 2018 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards entry deadline has been extended to 11 May 2018. The extension follows the judging panel roadshow to the various media houses. Fee entry is R160 and a reduced amount will be considered if a freelancer motivates why he or she should pay a reduced...

25 Apr 2018

Rob Abraham steps in as Kagiso Media's interim CEO

Kagiso Media has appointed Rob Abraham as its interim CEO following the departure of group CEO Mark Harris. Harris resigned from his role to pursue new opportunities. Abraham has come out of from retirement to fulfill his role and was previously CEO of Bytes Technology Group.

24 Apr 2018

ANN7, The New Age get rebranded

The Citizen reports that Mzwanele Manyi's Afrotone Media Holdings news channel ANN7 has been renamed to Afro Worldview and its newspaper The New Age has been changed to Afro Voice. The change comes after an announcement that a vendor financing deal had been settled between the Gupta family and...

24 Apr 2018

AFP photojournalists receive World Press Photo awards

Three AFP photojournalists were awarded at the 2018 World Press Photo Awards. Ronaldo Schemidt received the World Press Photo of the Year for his image of a Venezuelan protester turned into a human torch during clashes with riot police. Oli Scarff received the first prize in the Sport Singles...

13 Apr 2018

Sanef asks for concrete evidence in publishing of claims against journos

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has issued a warning regarding the publishing of claims that specific journalists supported the apartheid state's security establishment. Sanef notes that in light of the death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, some journalists have been accused of being...

13 Apr 2018

Online advertisers, influencers to obtain license in UAE

The National Media Council in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently announced the passage of the Electronic Media Activity Regulation Resolution 2018. The regulation is a licensing system for any entity that is involved in e-media. The regulation defines e-media as media activity that is...

12 Apr 2018

Wan-Ifra, media organisations rally together to fight misinformation

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) and The World Editors Forum have come together to form the Global Council to Build Trust in Media and Fight Misinformation. Other founding members of the council include the Ethical Journalism Network, the European Broadcasting...

12 Apr 2018

Audrey D'Angelo dies at age 87

IOL reports that Audrey D'Angelo died on 9 April at the age of 87. D'Angelo was a former Cape Argus, Cape Times, and Business Report journalist. Click here to read more....

10 Apr 2018

Sagarmatha plans to be first MSP in Africa

Sagarmatha Technologies intends on becoming the first multi-sided-platform (MSP) in Africa when it lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). The company presents a fully-integrated MSP using 14 different business sectors, some of which are already rolled out. Sagarmatha currently holds...

6 Apr 2018

AFP, Occurrence, and 20 French media groups work on accurate crowd numbers

AFP has partnered with research and consulting firm Occurrence and 20 French media groups to ensure that it accurately reports on the number of people gathered for demonstrations. Occurrence uses two elevated sensors to trace a virtual line that counts each demonstrator on the ground, while...

23 Mar 2018

Splice Fest to celebrate all things AV

The third edition of the Splice Festival will be held from 10-13 May 2018 at the Rich Mix contemporary arts centre in London and the Stour Space multi-functional creative venue in Hackney Wick in the UK. The Splice Festival is part of the EU-funded AV Node network and gathers more than 30...

20 Mar 2018

Imbizo to highlight issues with Copyright Bill

The SA Copyright Alliance and the University of Pretoria's Centre for IP Law will hold a special Creative Industry Imbizo at the Musaion Theatre at the University of Pretoria on 24 February 2018. The imbizo is aimed at raising awareness of the issues posed by the Copyright Amendment Bill for...

21 Feb 2018

Icasa invites public to hearings on end-user regulations

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will hold a series of public hearings on the published second draft of the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations at its head office in Sandton, Johannesburg from 1-2 March 2018. The regulations are aimed at protecting the...

20 Feb 2018

Safrea releases 2017/2018 media industry rates survey

The Southern African Freelancers' Association (Safrea) has released the 2017/2018 SA freelance media industry and rates survey and is now live. The survey serves as a tool to gather relevant information on the sector and to assess current rates trends. The survey will take approximately...

19 Feb 2018

AFP to assist European Commission in identifying, tackling fake news

AFP has been included in the High-Level Group on Fake News and Online Disinformation that will assist the European Commission in identifying and tackling fake news. AFP will be represented by its deputy global editor-in-chief and social networks editor Grégoire Lemarchand. The task force...

16 Jan 2018

Folio opens the call for nominations for 2018 Top Women in Media Awards

Folio has announced the opening of nominations for the 2018 Top Women in Media Awards. The awards acknowledge women in the media industry that have stood out, taken risks, or have been visionaries for their company, team, or market. The early entry deadline for nominations is 15 February 2018...

8 Jan 2018

Global Media Awards' entries close January 2018

The INMA Global Media Awards' entry deadline is 26 January 2017, leaving 37 days left for possible candidates to enter. The awards recognise excellence in energising brands, creating new products, growing audiences, developing customer insights, growing advertising revenue, and instilling...

20 Dec 2017

WIN Summit to start 2018 World News Media Congress

The World News Media Congress will start with the second Women in News (WIN) Summit. The World News Media Congress will be held in Portugal from 6-8 June 2018. The WIN is expected to focus on the way women are redefining the face and composition of leadership in the media industry and unlocking...

18 Dec 2017

Media24 to launch local Business Insider

Media24 will launch the South African version of global business digital news brand Business Insider in February 2018. Business Insider's local team of journalists will closely track business innovation in SA and reveal the personalities behind the country's companies and brands.

7 Dec 2017

AFP publishes its code of ethics in Chinese

AFP has published its code of ethics in Chinese in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre. The code of ethics sets out AFP's editorial principles. The code covers the importance of accuracy, balanced reporting and protection of sources along with...

23 Nov 2017

SABC's Sizwe Vilakazi shot and killed

Sizwe Vilakazi, the head of legal services at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), was shot and killed at the weekend. Vilakazi started working for the SABC in 2008 and was appointed as the head of legal service last year.

6 Nov 2017

CNN introduces daily news show for Snapchat

CNN is to introduce a new daily Snapchat show titled 'The Update', 23 August 2017. The news show will impart a brief overview of the biggest news from CNN reporters and bureaus around the world throughout each time zone.

23 Aug 2017

MMX17 makes the case for community radio

Commercial and public service media role-players joined Mams FM and Alex FM at the US Consulate General's Menell Media Exchange 2017 conference (MMX17) in Bryanston, Johannesburg. The conference forms part of several academic exchanges and professional development programmes supported by the US...

23 Aug 2017

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