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#BestofBiz 2016: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

12 Dec 2016

Deny violence of speech, writing and action against women

During the 16 days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign (25 November to 10 December), let us also recall that violence of speech, writing and art also hampers our ability to reach such a target...

By Teresa Jenkins 2 Dec 2016

SACOMM denounces ongoing harassment of journalists at UJ

The South African Communication Association (SACOMM) has issued a statement noting its concern about the ongoing intimidation, harassment and abuse of both professional and student journalists...

22 Nov 2016

Online freedom hit by pressure on social media, apps

Internet freedom declined for a sixth consecutive year in 2016 as governments around the world cracked down on social media and messaging applications used to express dissent, a watchdog group said on Monday...

15 Nov 2016

State capture report dominates online conversations

According to Meltwater, global media intelligence provider, the state capture report, released by former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, has gained significant traction online...

9 Nov 2016

R2K worried about Independent Media's decision to leave Press Council

The Right to Know organisation (R2K) has expressed its concern over the announcement by Independent Media that it will no longer be subject to the authority of the Press Council...

28 Oct 2016

SABC denies it banned footage of protests

The SABC has denied canning protest footage, despite taking an editorial decision to do so...

By Genevieve Quintal 20 Sep 2016

SAFREA opposes harassment of Kenyan journalists

The Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) has announced its solidarity with its media alliance partner, the Association of Freelance Journalists Kenya (AFJK), and other Kenyan institutions as they petition against unwarranted harassment of media professionals...

16 Sep 2016

Keynote speaker at Sikuvile Awards reiterates need for media freedom

In his keynote address at the Sikuvile Awards, the group chief executive of the Standard Bank Group and the chief executive of Standard Bank South Africa, Sim Tshabalala, made the call to all the country's citizens...

31 Aug 2016

SA's anti-piracy startup Custos raises $420k from TIA

Stellenbosch-based bitcoin bounty startup Custos Media Technologies has raised another round of funding, this time from South Africa's Technology Innovation Agency...

By Tom Jackson 30 Aug 2016

Cape Town Press Club supports media freedom

At the Cape Town Press Club AGM, the chairperson, Brent Meersman, stated that it will support other organisations, such as the SA National Editors Forum (SANEF), however it can to help get the SABC back on track...

1 Aug 2016

Faith Muthambi accuses media of 'feeding propaganda' to public

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has dismissed the notion that censorship was being implemented at the SABC...

By Genevieve Quintal 29 Jul 2016

Will journalists be allowed to go back to work? SABC won't say

The SABC will not say whether the four journalists who won their case in the Labour Court on Tuesday, 26 July 2016, will be allowed to return to work...

By Genevieve Quintal and Franny Rabkin 26 Jul 2016

Deadlines loom for SABC as lobbyists step up the pressure

The national broadcaster is fighting fires on a number of fronts as key deadlines loom...

By Natasha Marrian 15 Jul 2016

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International

#OneShow2017: John Mescall's judging pick of the day

“A lot of advertising tries to manufacture emotion, you watch it and think ‘oh I should be feeling sad now, or uplifted', but in this one, you actually do.” That's how John Mescall, global ECD at McCann New York and One Show film juror describes the entry that was a delight for him to watch.

9 hours ago

Through the looking glass: Consumers on Instagram

The first digital photograph dates back to 1957. Today, more pictures are taken every two minutes than throughout the whole of the 1800s. And the vast majority of those are by people recording their lives and experiences, not brands or organisations.

By Izzy Pugh 10 hours ago

Bertelsmann bets on digital media, global expansion

German media and publishing group Bertelsmann on Tuesday presented ambitious objectives for 2020, as its bets on digital and international expansion paid off with a second one-billion-euro annual profit in 2016.

10 hours ago

Live sports broadcasting in US braces for disruption

NEW YORK - The business of live sports, seen as perhaps the last great firewall for traditional US broadcasters, is facing deepening challenges in the era of mobile and live streaming options.

2 days ago

Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

WASHINGTON - Twitter has begun surveying members on a paid subscription service that would give frequent users more tools for using the social network for marketing, journalism and other fields.

2 days ago

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