Journalists, activists face mounting harassment in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech, reports BD Live. Civil rights in the small Great Lakes nation, they say,...

27 Mar 2015

Ogilvy & Mather appoints new CCO Middle East, North Africa

Previously creative partner at Enter in London, Paul Shearer has been appointed chief creative officer at Ogilvy & Mather across the Middle East and North Africa. Shearer, who will be based in the Dubai office, has 25 years of experience in advertising including working on Nike at Wieden & Kennedy,...

25 Nov 2014

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,...

15 Jan 2013

Egyptian speaker for 10th annual iWeek Conference

Ramy Raoof, online media officer at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, is one of the speakers at the 10th annual iWeek conference, to be held in Pretoria, South Africa from 21-23 September 2011. The Internet Service Providers' Association of South Africa (ISPA) and UniForum SA (the co.za...

14 Jun 2011

Looking for African women leaders

The Kuwa Ajabu Foundation ("be extraordinary") is a non-profit organisation which empowers and builds sustainable capacity in the form of job creation for young, unemployed people across Africa. Affiliate partners include the UN, Women In Finance, Menprow and the fully black-owned Blue Rain...

8 Apr 2011

Still time to enter Loeries
Still time to enter Loeries

click to enlargeThe deadline of 31 May 2010 for Loeries 2010 entries, other than 2010 FIFA World Cup entries, has been extended to 14 June 2010 but does carry a 5% late fee. This means that all work flighted between 1 June 2009 and 14 June 2010 is eligible for entry. World cup- related entries have...

21 May 2010

Get ready for next World Cup
Get ready for next World Cup

Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011), being held in New Zealand for the first time since the inaugural event in 1987, opened for tickets on 27 April 2010. Teams representing 20 nations will compete in 48 matches across 13 host cities between 9 September and 23 October 2011. MasterCard Worldwide, as a...

28 Apr 2010

Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants
Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants

The early bird deadline for entries into The 2010 Loerie Awards is 16 April 2010. Entries before this date will receive a 5% discount. The Loeries is open to work conceived and produced anywhere in Africa and the Middle East, including island states off the African coast like the Seychelles or...

8 Apr 2010

Women photojournalists called to enter international competition

Since 2000, the Association des Femmes Journalistes and Canon France, in partnership with the international Visa pour l'Image festival, and with the support of Figaro magazine, have awarded an annual prize for women photojournalists. Women photojournalists worldwide are welcome to enter the...

12 Mar 2010

State sells share in Maroc Telecom

Morocco's finance ministry has announced that the state has sold 4% of its shares in Maroc Telecom (Itissalatt Al Maghreb), while retaining a 30% stake. Vivendi Universal still holds the majority share of 51% in the telecoms company, which is listed on the Casablanca Stock Exchange as well as the...

4 Jul 2007

'The Moroccan Façade'

Moroccan authorities have come to rely on a stealthy system of judicial and financial controls to keep enterprising journalists in check, the Committee to Protect Journalists has found in a new report, 'The Moroccan Façade'. In a series of politicised court cases over the last two years, at least...

3 Jul 2007

Journalists in exile

Over the past six years, the Committee to Protect Journalists has documented 243 cases of journalists who have been forced to flee their home country to avoid harassment and imprisonment. On average, three journalists a month make this escape, with less than 15% of them ever seeing home again....

20 Jun 2007

Dubai hosts radio awards

The Middle East radiocast awards 2006, the region's first radio awards, will be presented at Madinat Jumeirah - The Arabian Resort - in Dubai on 18 May 2006. The awards are organised by Radiocast and are open for entry to stations and networks broadcasting over AM or FM transmitters in Bahrain,...

21 Feb 2006

Enterprise IG expands into Egypt

Enterprise IG has extended its reach into Northern Africa through a joint venture with leading Egyptian management consultancy LOGIC Consulting Group to form LOGIC Enterprise IG. Situated in Cairo, LOGIC Enterprise IG will offer a full portfolio of brand strategy, design and engagement services,...

2 Feb 2005

Egypt bans Matrix Reloaded

The sci-fi hit movie Matrix Reloaded, currently on South African circuits, has been banned in Egypt because it deals with subjects like human existence and creation. "These are questions linked to the three monotheistic religions that we respect and which we believe in," said Director of artistic...

11 Jun 2003

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