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Reminder to enter 9th Maputo International Advertising Festival

The 9th Maputo International Advertising Festival is set to take place from 26-29 May 2014. Pieces that were created and can be proved to have been displayed between 1-30 April 2013 will be accepted. Works may be submitted to the competition, through payment of the respective fee, between 1-15 May...

APO named Agency of the Month

The Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA), which endeavours to highlight the strategic role of public relations and help set high standards for quality and ethical conduct by all practitioners, has named African Press Organisation (APO) agency of the month. APO manages Africa Wire, the...

Register now for eLearning Africa 2014

eLearning Africa 2014 will take place in Kampala, Uganda from 28-30 May under the theme "Opening Frontiers to the Future". It will bring together policy experts, educational professionals and business leaders to tackle this and other topics. Register online at www.elearning-africa.com. ...

The first Loeries Africa Roadshow kicks off in March

For the first time, the Loeries will be hosting a series of events in key cities across the continent: Harare, Dar Es Salaam, Lagos, Nairobi and Accra. The programme will include excerpts from the Loeries Seminar, winning work from the region, as well as key information on entering the Loeries...

Joint bid from Safaricom, Airtel to buy Yu

Reuters reports that according to the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), the country's two largest telecoms operators, Safaricom and Airtel, have made a joint bid of $100 million to buy smaller operator, Indian group Essar Coomunications' Yu. For more: Reuters: Airtel, Safaricom seek to...

Infographic: Mobile phones tackling poverty

USAid has released an infographic showing just how powerful mobile phones can be in the continuous struggle to alleviate poverty. ...

Channel O Africa Music Video Awards around the corner

The 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Awards will take place next week, Saturday, 30 November 2013 at at Walter Sisulu Square, in Kliptown Soweto and will be broadcast live across Africa on Channel O. For more, go to www.channelo-awards.dstv.com, view the nominees, or follow the awards on Twitter...

Dr. Dorothy Okello is African Digital Woman of the Year

On Saturday, 16 November 2013, Digital Woman Award crowned Dr. Dorothy Okello of Kampala, Uganda, Africa's Digital Woman of the Year at an Africa ICT Days gala ceremony held in Cameroon. Dr Okello was awarded the title for for her work to increase participation of girls and women in digital sectors...

Angus Robinson releases October's mobile report

Angus Robinson of Native has released the October Mobile Report that reveals Samsung's new curved screen smartphone, Apple's new iPads and Pick n Pay's mobile loyalty app. The first African country makes a 4G roaming call, MTN dominates in Nigerian mobile market and BBM is finally available for all...

Magna Carta CEO on PR in Africa

Vincent Magwenya, CEO at Magna Carta, will speak to PR-Net about The State of PR in Africa. Magna Carta is a recent winner of The Holmes Report's African PR Agency title and Vincent believes that public relations, although still in its infancy in many African countries, is assuming new...

2013 BFMA conference kicks off today

The 2013 Broadcast, Film and Music Africa (BFMA) conference, a creative content and electronic broadcasting event in East Africa that promotes knowledge sharing and networking among high-level electronic media professionals, is kicks off today at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, in...

Develop the next super app

Now in its second year, AfricApps will be the premier meeting of developers from across Africa, bringing the app gurus to show the future innovation of the African Digital ecosystem - taking place alongside AfricaCom from 12-14 November 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. Supported by Mobile Monday...

Reminder to enter CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards

A reminder that entries close next Wednesday, 17 April 2013, for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards. Entries and nominations can be found online www.cnn.com/WORLD/africa/africanawards....

Govt to revise media laws

Media laws will be revised to better regulate journalists. Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communications, Bitange Ndemo says this will ensure accreditation of journalists. He says there is also need for stringent rules for use of social media to curb hate speech. Source:...

Local media hailed for excellent election coverage

IEBC (The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) has hailed the local media, security officials and other stakeholders for the role they played in ensuring a successful election. IEBC chairman, Isaak Hassan says he was specifically happy with the way journalists handled the election...

Zim paranoia over cellphones, radios

Media freedom campaigners say police in Zimbabwe are breaking the law by seizing and banning small radio receivers that can tune in to stations not linked to the state broadcasting monopoly controlled by president Robert Mugabe's party. Continue reading on www.techcentral.co.za....

Media Council brief on elections

The Media Council of Kenya today, 21 February 2013, addressed media at a press conference on key issues regarding coverage of the ongoing electoral campaigns and expectations during the general elections. Haron Mwangi was expected to describe the critical role media will play in informing the public...

Congress FEPACI postponed to March 2013

The Pan-African Federation of Filmmakers (FEPACI) is to hold its 9th Congress in Johannesburg, South Africa from 25-27 March 2013. First scheduled for 18-20 February, the date has now been postponed. For more, go to www.fepaci.org .

Eskimi wins Best Mobile Social Network at Kalahari Awards

The Kalahari Awards, awarded to organisations that have made significant contribution to the mobile financial sector and are poised to make considerable market impact in the future, took place at the end of last week in Lagos, Nigeria. Eskimi was recognised as The Best Mobile Social Network by the...

Spinlet presents Industry Nite in Feb 2013

Industry Nite, presented by Spinlet, is a weekly event pulling together up and coming artists, established artists, record label execs, brand managers and fans in one venue for entertainment and networking. The next event takes place on 20 February 2013 from 9PM at The Oriental Hotel in Lagos,...

Egyptian-Jordanian media cooperation

Information Minister, Salah Abdel-Maqsoud on Monday 14, January 2013, met Jordanian counterpart, Samih Maayatah to discuss means of boosting bi-lateral cooperation in the field of media. Maayatah is currently on a visit to Egypt to attend the 44th Session of Arab Information Ministers' Council,...

Nominations open for 2013 Kenyan Blog Awards

The inaugural BAKE (Bloggers Association of Kenya) Blog Awards was a surprise in terms of the immense interest it generated and the level of participation through blog submissions and voting. The awards also served as a discovery conduits for blogs. 300 blogs were submitted and an estimated 10 000...

Luvi Ogilvy celebrates 20th birthday

Friday, 16 November 2012, a birthday party with more than 300 guests marked the 20th birthday of Luvi Ogilvy Réunion. Marketing manager, Steven Potet said "It was a great evening. We had 'red' people queuing up outside the road at Saint Gilles city, surprised to see a well-known bar on Reunion...

VH1 Classic replaces VH1, celebrates golden oldies

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, behind MTV, MTV Base, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and BET, will offer a new music channel from this week. Replacing VH1 on the DStv platform with VH1 Classic, Channel 323 will offer all-time music hits and legendary artists from the '70s, '80s, '90s...

2012 AITEC East Africa ICT Summit releases event guide

The AITEC East Africa ICT Summit 2012, taking place from 24-25 October 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya, is a multi-faceted event that will draw together the many strands of a vibrant growth market, underpinning high-level business-to-business services with widespread consumer engagement in modern mobile...

Media Source Africa undergoes upgrade

Media Source Africa has announced that they will be undergoing an upgrade and that there will be no daily mails until next week, when the new-look web platform is revealed.

TBWA\ Angola engineer flashmob

Grocery shopping in Angola recently took a turn from the mundane when shoppers were surprised with a flashmob. TBWA\ Angola engineered the guerilla-marketing stunt for Cerveja CUCA, a local beer manufacturer in the Angolan market. Unsuspecting onlookers were treated to an energetic flash dance...

BFMA Conference programme released

The fourth annual Broadcast, Film & Music Africa (BFMA) Conference, hosted by AITEC Africa set to take place from 10-11 July 2012 at the Oshwal Centre in Nairobi, Kenya has released the latest programme of the upcoming conference. Download the programme (Size: 864KB)....

ITI Africa Summit 2012 focuses on infrastructure challenges in Africa

The 2nd Annual IT Infrastructure Africa Summit taking place from 12-13 July 2012 at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa is hosted by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events. The summit will focus on: IT infrastructure challenges facing the African IT industry...

Stay up to date with APO on social media

The African Press Organisation (APO), a press release wire in Africa, and global media relations related to Africa, has joined the social media networking realm through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Scoop.it. Journalists can now "Like" APO on Facebook and "Follow" APO on Twitter, YouTube and...

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