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

Media24 Lifestyle transfers publishing rights

Media24 Lifestyle has shifted its publishing rights to its soccer magazine, Kick Off. It has also moved its accompanying digital media properties to CT media, which is the publisher of Soccer Laduma, effective 1 October 2017. The decision is part of Media24's strategy to strengthen its...

16 Aug 2017

Media24 announces Novus merger

Media24 has today announced that Competition Tribunal has approved the merger of Media24 and Novus. The approval includes a condition that Media24 divest itself of the majority of its shareholding in Novus while retaining a non-controlling minority stake of 19%. The media company announced in...

4 Aug 2017

WPP to acquire German creative agency group

WPP is to acquire German independent creative agency group, Thjnk AG. Thjnk AG will remain an independent brand within the WPP group. Established in Hamburg in 2012, thjnk AG is an agency group that specialises in advertising, design, and corporate publishing. Over the past five years, thjnk AG...

13 Jul 2017

Media Mark sets to sponsor the Media Agency Legend Award once again at the MOST awards

Media Mark has in the past sponsored the Media Agency Legend Award for the MOST awards for many years and will continue to do so for the next awards. Its decision to sponsor again is part of Media Mark's initiative 'In the KNOW NOW', which is an initiative that facilitates the growth and...

13 Jul 2017

Public hearings are to be held by ICASA

In respect of a process to review the regulatory framework governing the community broadcasting sector, ICASA has planned to hold public meetings. The meetings aim to give stakeholders who have given in submissions in relation to the process of review an opportunity to orally support their...

12 Jul 2017

Primedia welcomes high court ruling on Black First Land First

Primedia Broadcasting welcomed the Johannesburg High Court ruling that hinders members of Black First Land First from intimidating, harassing, assaulting, threatening, and coming to the homes of journalists. The court also ruled that the organisation make a public statement, condemning such...

7 Jul 2017

Broiler producers introduce new category as Galliova Awards sponsors

The 2017 Galliova Awards will feature a new broiler champion category as South African broiler producers, under the banner of the South African Poultry Association, have come onboard as sponsors. This year, entrants stand a chance to win one of six prizes worth a total of R120,000. The Galliova...

15 Jun 2017

MediaCom bubbles over for Most Awards winners

For this year's Most Awards celebration, champagne sponsor MediaCom will be providing a special section in which winners can celebrate with some bubbly while networking and participating in media interviews. The Most Awards recognise distinction in service delivery, knowledge, and innovation in...

14 Jun 2017

Fake news, cyber bullying a rising concern for Sanef

KwaZulu-Natal judge president Achmat Jappie has told the annual general meeting of the South African National Editors' Forum that it is the media and judiciary's responsibility to safeguard South Africa's open democracy, with an emphasis on the information disseminated to citizens and the...

13 Jun 2017

2017 RDMAs are now open for submission

Entries for the 2017 Diageo SA Responsible Drinking Media Awards are now officially open. The RDMAs acknowledge the efforts of journalists and media professionals who write articles that relate to responsible alcohol consumption and the impact of alcohol abuse that are published between 1 August...

23 May 2017

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