Entries still open for WAN-IFRA World Young Reader Prize
Entries still open for WAN-IFRA World Young Reader Prize

Entries for this year's WAN-IFRA World Young Reader Prize are still open until 21 June 2016. The prize honours excellence in news publisher engagement of the young in all ways on all platforms.

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International News Media Association announces 40 Global Media Awards winners
International News Media Association announces 40 Global Media Awards winners

The International News Media Association (INMA) announced its Global Media Awards winners in London on 24 May 2016, which included three South African winners.

23 hours ago

Journalism has essential and promising future in SA - Thloloe
Journalism has essential and promising future in SA - Thloloe

Veteran South African journalist and Press Council director Joe Thloloe says that despite the often love-hate relationship between the media and particular individuals, the future of journalism in the country is both essential and promising.

1 day ago

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Is print media dead?

Yet again, another casualty has been recorded on the global media scene. Independent Newspapers in the United Kingdom is about going all digital, thereby burying its print edition forever.

By Samuel O. Adeyemi 1 day ago

Right2Know
Africa Day: Call for AU to protect journalists

On this Africa Day, the Right2Know campaign has highlighted the gross violations of the right to free expression taking place across the continent, as well as the continued imprisonment of journalists.

2 days ago

Excellent entries to Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards
Excellent entries to Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards

The 2016 Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards has received nearly 500 entries from over 200 journalists at 29 publications across South Africa, which have been assessed in a two-day judging process. The Awards will take place on 28 July 2016.

3 days ago

First AMEC Awards shortlist for Africa
First AMEC Awards shortlist for Africa

Ornico's campaign analysis of the inaugural The CEO SleepOut™ in 2015 has been shortlisted in two categories for the prestigious AMEC Awards, the world's premium awards recognising excellence in communications measurement and evaluation. It is the first time that an entry from Africa has been shortlisted.

Issued by Ornico 3 days ago

Independent Media grows market share and titles show stable performance in latest ABCs
Independent Media grows market share and titles show stable performance in latest ABCs

Independent Media grew its share of the South African daily newspaper market by 3,2% and the weekend newspaper market by 1,6% compared to the same period last year. These results were released by the Audited Bureau of Circulation (ABC) which measures newspapers and magazine circulation performance.

Issued by Independent Media 23 May 2016

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Africa is poised for a digital revolution

Africa remains one of the preferred frontiers for investment opportunities and doing business, according to a report released by PwC Africa on Friday, 19 May 2016. Growth and foreign direct investment has continued in Africa amid the recent global economic uncertainty.

23 May 2016

Media freedom cannot be divorced from transformation
Media freedom cannot be divorced from transformation

There is no genuine freedom for the media as long as control is concentrated in the hands of a small privileged elite, says Vukani Mde and Karima Brown.

By Vukani Mde and Karima Brown, Issued by Independent Media 20 May 2016

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5 African freelancing startups to watch

Many African countries are grappling with escalating unemployment figures. But in the meantime, the continent is home to an ever-increasing number of highly skilled, and highly motivated young people, who are raring to go.

By Gabriella Mulligan 20 May 2016

BBC World Service selects Lagos innovations for pilots
BBC World Service selects Lagos innovations for pilots

BBC Connected Studio and the BBC World Service have selected two teams from Lagos to pilot digital innovations aimed at helping the BBC reach young African audiences.

By Tom Jackson 20 May 2016