The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative, different from the one that had been imposed for so long from the West. It is a tired line.
By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33
South Africa launched an online, 24-hour radio station on Thursday, 17 October that aims to showcase its foreign policy and shore up its position as a continental economic and political powerhouse.
18 Oct 2013 09:08
In October 2007, ZANU-PF Politburo members Sikhanyiso Ndlovu and Jonathan Moyo sat in the same committee room at Parliament where backbenchers challenged the State's monopoly on the airwaves.
By Clemence Manyukwe 11 Oct 2013 07:35
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25
Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies by 2015 on the African continent. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa, now also chairman of Y&R Africa. To find out what that means, I caught up with him before he raced off to Lagos, Nigeria, on his mission.
By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42
Disgruntled Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) employees, who have not been paid for the past three months, have appealed to president Robert Mugabe to intervene to address their plight.
3 Jun 2013 13:09
Up-to-date data on what Zimbabweans read, watch, listen to and buy will be released next month. The fourth quarter Zimbabwe All Media and Products Survey (ZAMPS) research was completed last year and the data is now being analyzed and tabulated ready for release.
23 Jan 2013 10:07
State run Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has reduced its advertising rates by 40%, in an apparent indication which confirms that the national broadcaster is feeling the heat of competition and struggling to attract advertisers.
By Justin Tamisai Makombe 30 Oct 2012 11:43
Transparency International and the hosts of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (15th IACC) invite young journalists working in the sub-Saharan Africa region to be part of the anti-corruption conference to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 7-10 November 2012.
7 Aug 2012 10:52
At the risk of over-simplifying the science (and art) that culminates in media placement, one of the guiding principles is positioning around relevant content that is consumed by a predetermined volume of the target market. This is why Gillette places adverts targeted at men around popular sports programming. With so much content floating about, media buyers are typically spoilt for choice and could almost live entirely off the lunches, dinners and 'corporate gifts' media owners throw at them to court their client's budgets.
By Tatenda Chiweshe 9 Jul 2012 09:46
"African people - like me - are completely disillusioned with the performance of their leaders because of what they have done and what they are doing, and for me these people should not be called leaders, but rather the elite," Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of former South African president Thabo Mbeki and chairman of the SA Institute of International Affairs, said, speaking at the CNN-MultiChoice media forum currently taking place in Bryanston, Johannesburg, today, Friday, 24 June 2011.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 24 Jun 2011 11:56
WASHINGTON: The number of people worldwide with access to free and independent media declined to its lowest level in over a decade, according a Freedom House study released yesterday, 2 May 2011. The report, Freedom of the Press 2011: A global survey of media independence, found that a number of key countries experienced significant declines, producing a global landscape in which only one in six people live in countries with a press that is designated Free.
3 May 2011 14:00
The internet survived a slump in patronage or visibility that affected all the other media in Zimbabwe from Q4 2007 to Q4 2008, the Zimbabwe All Media Products and Services (ZAMPS) survey has revealed.
By Sam Hungwe 23 Mar 2009 12:18
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