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#TRENDING: Why the PR industry needs to hire journalists and editors

Just this past week, I've had to correct grammar, fix spelling mistakes and rewrite press releases to make PR clients look better than they were portrayed, and to head off a potential social media storm. I also had to send a press release back with suggestions on how to make it newsworthy so that I could publish it. This is not my job, I'm not a PRO.

By Louise Marsland 19 hours ago

Asha Ahmed Mwilu and Rashid Idi named CNN Multichoice African Journalists 2016.
African Journalists of the Year

Asha Ahmed Mwilu and Rashid Idi have been awarded the top prize at this year's CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 Awards Ceremony.

17 Oct 2016

Stockholm Syndrome: alive and well in the PR industry
Stockholm Syndrome: alive and well in the PR industry

What is it about us PR people that makes us fall on our proverbial swords at the very sniff of client conflict?

By James Wilson 14 Oct 2016

The best of Nigeria on show in SA

The finest that Nigeria has to offer will be on display at the Sandton Convention Centre from 28 September to 2 October as, for the first time, South Africa plays host to the Best of Nigeria Expo in 2004.

15 Sep 2004

Bayer to acquire Roche Consumer Health

Bayer has announced that it has agreed to acquire Roche Consumer Health. By acquiring this business Bayer will become one of the top three over-the-counter (OTC) consumer health companies worldwide.

21 Jul 2004

Brewing up a new brandhouse

Diageo, Heineken and Namibia Breweries have announced that their new joint venture company in South Africa will trade under the name of 'brandhouse'. The new company combines the sales, marketing and distribution of some of the world's top premium brands in this fast growing sector in South Africa.

7 Jul 2004

West African newspaper for South Africa

The FS African Standard, a newspaper for the ever-expanding expatriate communities of West Africa living in South Africa - estimated to number around 100 000 - has been launched in the country by leading Nigerian publisher Millennium Harvest Ltd.

24 May 2004

IFEX members survey global press freedom

The war in Iraq, which claimed a high number of journalists' lives, overshadowed press freedom worldwide in 2003, according to annual reports recently released by the Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières, RSF) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

6 Jan 2004

Africa supplement introduced by Business Day

The newest addition to the Johnnic Communications' stable, Business Day Africa, a weekly newspaper destined for the African continent, was published today, October 31, 2003.

Issued by PR Newswire 31 Oct 2003

World journalists back Daily News fight: 'Press Freedom's Biggest Battle in Africa'

The International Federation of Journalists today called for a worldwide campaign among journalists' groups to defend the Daily News in Zimbabwe after a weekend in which police closed down the independent daily for a second time and the paper's director was arrested at his home.

28 Oct 2003

Second World Press Freedom Rankings

Reporters Without Borders has published its second world press freedom ranking. Like last year, the most catastrophic situation is to be found in Asia, with eight countries in the bottom ten: North Korea, Burma, Laos, China, Iran, Vietnam, Turkmenistan and Bhutan. South Africa ranked 21st.

Issued by Reporters sans Frontières (Paris) 21 Oct 2003

Daily News license refused

Zimbabwe's beleaguered Daily News has been refused its hastily prepared registration as a publisher on Saturday. This follows a court victory allowing it to resume publishing, after police twice raided its offices and confiscated equipment.

19 Sep 2003

Shut-down Daily News to appeal to High Court

Zimbabwe's only independent daily newspaper, the Daily News, which was shut down on Friday for operating without being registered with the state's Media and Information Commission (MIC), will be appealing to the Supreme Court this week in a bid to resume publishing.

14 Sep 2003

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