World News Media Congress 2019 to be held in Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland will host the 71st World News Media Congress, the 26th World Editors Forum and the Third Women in News Summit from 1-3 June 2019. The events will take place at Glasgow's Scottish Event Campus, which is situated on the north bank of the River Clyde. The World News Media...

13 Sep 2018

Free State government reportedly paid Gupta companies R79m

Business Day reports that the Free State government paid an estimate of R79m to Gupta-owned media companies during the time it was headed by Ace Magashule. The province paid R79.3m, which is R20m less than the total for national departments, to The New Age newspaper and Infinity Media, which...

11 Sep 2018

Warc Media Awards 2018 announces final three juries

Warc Media Awards 2018 has announced that global media director Nicole Kane will lead its 'Best Use of Data' category, Andres Polo will chair its 'Effective Use of Tech' category, and Jerry Daykin will chair its Effective Use of Partnerships and Sponsorships category. The competition examines the...

10 Aug 2018

Motsoeneng believes he will lead SA

Former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng believes that he will be the president of South Africa. Motsoeneng also expressed his disdain with the country's current leadership, while delivering an address at the 70th birthday of Zulu monarch King Goodwill...

30 Jul 2018

Entries for 2018 Merck Media Recognition Awards are now open

The philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, the Merck Foundation has opened submissions for the 2018 Merck More Than a Mother Media Recognition Awards. The awards aim to acknowledge outstanding health journalism and individual professional journalists who have produced accurate, informative, and...

26 Jul 2018

Entries for 70th UNCA Awards are open until September

The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) is calling for submissions from media professionals all over the world as it looks to hold the 70th edition of the UNCA Awards. The awards committee welcomes coverage of all issues particularly on the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030,...

26 Jul 2018

Vila Kasi Holdings calls for unpaid employees to attend work

The Citizen reports that the head of Vila Kasi Holdings has told the company's unpaid employees to attend work, despite not receiving their June salaries. A number of the employees from Vila Kasi Holdings are reportedly from Afro Worldview, which is formerly known as ANN7. The failure to pay...

23 Jul 2018

AFP expands fact-checking contract with Facebook

Agence France-Presse (AFP) has extended its fact-checking contract with Facebook to Canada, Indonesia, and the Philippines. AFP will produce fact-checking articles that will be made available for free via blogs. The blogs, in English, Spanish and Portuguese are based on the current...

28 Jun 2018

Al Jazeera to face legal action for fake news

Saudi Arabian businesswoman and economy columnist Nawf Al Ghamdi is taking legal action against Al Jazeera. The Qatar-based news channel had published a fake report which claimed that Saudi authorities had held in detention. The report claimed that Al Ghamdi had published a news article in which...

27 Jun 2018

Want to attend Most Awards? Tickets are now on sale

If you intend on attending the Most Awards at The Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg on 13 September 2018, you will be pleased to know that tickets are now on sale. The awards aim to acknowledge excellence in the media industry and to ignite healthy competition and, as a result, improve service...

25 Jun 2018

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

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