US government dismisses McCann Worldgroup's protest

The American accountability office has dismissed the McCann Worldgroup's protest over its elimination from the US Army review. This brings an end to the IPG network's 12-year involvement in the review. Omnicom and WPP are now likely to take over the review from McCann. Following the latest...

2 days ago

Unisa administrator behind false news about Dros rape scandal

A writer for news24 has reported on how fake news about the Dros rape scandal was spread by an office administrator at the University of South Africa's (Unisa). The fake news stories were authored by Mahlatse Ramatseba on his website Mzansistories.com. He tweeted a picture on 26 September 2018...

3 days ago

Sanef worries over Mathatha Tsedu's SABC announcement

The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) has expressed concern over Mathatha Tsedu's announcement about the need for drastic measures to deal with the South African Broadcasting Corporation's (SABC) dire financial situation. The SABC board member confirmed that by February 2019 the SABC...

3 days ago

OSISA offers media management scholarships at Rhodes

Eight postgraduate students may be granted scholarships to study media management at Rhodes University's Sol Plaatje Institute (SPI) for Media Leadership in 2019. The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) has opened applications for Southern African women media leaders who have...

13 Nov 2018

BHG reaches level one B-BBEE contributor status

The Department of Trade and Industry has awarded Blackstar Holding Group (BHG) level one B-BBEE contributor status. BHG's level one B-BBEE contributor status applies to a number of its brands including Tiso Blackstar Group's media division and its broadcast and content divisions as well as The...

13 Nov 2018

89th Annual World Congress of News Media to be held in NY

New York will host the International News Media Association's (Inma) 89th Annual World Congress of News Media from 13-17 May 2018. The World Congress Week will focus on emerging strategies and best practices for news media companies with an emphasis on the New York market.

30 Oct 2018

Wan-Ifra connects with consortium for protection of media professionals

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) has joined a number of international organisations to campaign for the adoption of a new UN Convention dedicated to the protection of media professionals. The coalition includes representatives of journalists, media workers,...

30 Oct 2018

Sanef grieves over Moses Moyo's passing

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) is mourning the death of journalist Moses Moyo. Moyo passed away on 25 October 2018 due to illness. He was an editor and publisher at Inner City Gazette newspaper. Furthermore, Moyo was a long-standing Sanef council member.

26 Oct 2018

Icasa to move house

The head office of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will move to Centurion, Pretoria. The Icasa offices in Sandton, Johannesburg will officially cease operations on 26 October 2018 to commence the relocation process. The offices will re-open at the new location on...

26 Sep 2018

'Stellenbosch mafia' controls white, Indian journalists, according to Malema

The Citizen reports that Julius Malema said that the 'Stellenbosch mafia' has control over white and Indian journalists. Malema also mentioned that Pravin Gordhan runs the country and that Gordhan is controlled by the 'Stellenbosch mafia'. The EFF leader made these statements outside the...

21 Sep 2018

Infinity Media Networks must reinstate employees, rules labour court

Fin24 reports that the Johannesburg Labour Court has ruled that Infinity Media Networks must reinstate employees that were fired with immediate effect. Infinity Media Networks was in breach of a section of the Labour Relations Act according to the ruling. Infinity Media Networks ran the Afro...

21 Sep 2018

CCMA rules in favour of SABC, Hlaudi Motsoeneng will not be reinstated

News24 reports that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has declined Hlaudi Motsoeneng's bid to be reinstated as SABC's group executive for corporate affairs. Motsoeneng was formerly SABC's chief operating officer and was dismissed in 2017 after he was found to have...

21 Sep 2018

CCMA rules in favour of SABC, Hlaudi Motsoeneng will not be reinstated

News24 reports that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has declined Hlaudi Motsoeneng's bid to be reinstated as SABC's group executive for corporate affairs. Motsoeneng was formerly SABC's chief operating officer and was dismissed in 2017 after he was found to have...

21 Sep 2018

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

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